Woodworking Shows

Popular Woodworking Magazine presents the annual Woodworking in America conference (the first one was in Berea, Ky., in 2008). It’s a woodworking weekend packed with skill-building classes from some of the best names in woodworking (Roy Underhill, Christopher Schwarz, Frank Klausz, Curtis Buchanan, Paul Schurch and more!), aisles of top toolmakers in the Marketplace and social events where you can talk shop with fellow woodworkers. Plus, we host an annual Lie-Nielsen Hand Tool Event in the Popular Woodworking office and shop.

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Woodworking in America Site is Live

Visit WoodworkingInAmerica.com now to see the line-up of top-notch presenters, class descriptions and exciting extracurricular activities for both 2012 Woodworking in America conferences: October 12-14, 2012 in Pasadena, Calif. & November 2-4 in Greater Cincinnati. We’ll be adding the many Marketplace exhibitors to the list soon, and registration is slated to open within a...

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Frank Klausz to Speak at WIA 2012 Midwest

We’re pleased to announce that Frank Klausz has joined our cast of expert presenters for Woodworking in America 2012 Midwest (at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center, Nov. 2-4). Later this week – possibly even later today – at WoodworkingInAmerica.com, you’ll be able to see the full line-up of presenters, the schedule and the class...

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Woodworking in America: Presenter Preview and Registration News

While we’re not quite ready to launch the complete web site for Woodworking in America 2012, we’re almost there! More than 20 top-notch woodworkers have accepted our invitation to speak at this year’s conferences, and right now, we’re waiting on just a handful of contracts, and we’re busy getting the schedule completely worked out....

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Lie-Nielsen Hand Tool Event, March 30-31 at PWM

OK – you caught me. I’m a lazy cuss, and have bumped the post below back up to the top of the queue, because I can’t be bothered to write a new one. Or maybe, just maybe, we’re hard up against the deadline for the June issue, with the Binder read-through on Thursday, and...

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Woodworking in America: How to Stay Informed

We’re busy editing the session descriptions, nailing down the after-hours events and getting contracts out to our expert presenters (you’ll see some new faces among them this year – as well as your favorites from conferences past, of course!). And we’ll soon (very soon!) be releasing that information to you on our conference web...

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Woodworking in America 2012: Two Conferences!

Drumroll please… In 2012, there will be TWO Woodworking in America Conferences! The first is in Pasadena, Calif., October 12-14, at the Pasadena Convention Center. The second will be in Greater Cincinnati, November 2-4, at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center (the same venue as in 2010 and 2011). Although in the past we’ve waited...

Understanding Wood, Reassemble the Log

Chances are you’ve read comments by famous (and not-so-famous) woodworkers regarding their relationship to the materials with which they work. George Nakashima described the “soul” of the tree and noted his responsibility to give the tree a second life through the furniture he fashioned from it. James Krenov inspired many woodworkers with writings on...

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Recovering (and Repairing) After Woodworking in America

I know the exact moment that Roy Underhill cracked my workbench open during Woodworking in America last weekend. There was a disturbance in the Force. In other words, my phone went nuts with people texting me and mentioning the event on Twitter. Those first-hand reports were dire – and wrong. Roy had split the...

Congratulations to the Hand Tool Olympics Winners

There were dozens of participants in the 2011 Hand Tool Olympics at Woodworking in America – many of whom had never before picked up a handsaw or handplane. But thanks to the expert coaching and encouragement of Mike Siemsen and other members of the Minnesota chapter of the Society of American Period Furniture Makers:...