Woodworking In America




Welcome to Woodworking In America – the best woodworking show and conference in the western hemisphere. WIA features dozens of educational sessions with America’s top craftsman. Sharpen your woodworking skills with the likes of Roy Underhill, Paul Schurch, Christopher Schwarz and David Marks just to name a few. The WIA Marketplace will afford you the opportunity to test drive the best woodworking tools available today, and even take a few home with you.

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Read articles about the show below.


Woodworking in America West Begins

Our first west coast Woodworking in America Conference is off to a great start in Pasadena, Calif. If you’re in the Los Angeles area, you can still join us for the event which runs through Sunday at the Pasadena Convention Center. The event consists of two parts: the Marketplace, where you will find an...


The WIA Show Begins in a Parking lot in Hawthorne, Calif.

The first stop after leaving the Los Angeles International Airport: the Lowe’s in nearby Hawthorne, Calif. I needed lumber, tools and hardware for my first demonstration at Woodworking in America tomorrow: Build a Sawbench in an Hour. Buying dimensional lumber on the West Coast is always a shock. About a decade ago, I bought...


Stealing the Carpenter’s Magic Device

In every craft, there is a magic device that acolytes must learn to manipulate and master. In joinery, I think dividers (aka the compass) are our totemistic thingy. In journalism, you have to learn the FOIA (Freedom of Information Act). And in traditional carpentry, you need to master the steel square. I suck at...


Hand Tool Olympics at WIA West

The always popular Hand Tool Olympics competition will be held in the Marketplace at Woodworking in America West, taking place in Pasadena, California, next weekend, Oct. 12-14 at the convention center. Four skill elements will make up the Olympics and everyone attending the event is invited to participate. The Pasadena Hand Tool Olympics is...


Special Pre-Woodworking in America Pasadena Event

In many museums, the best stuff isn’t out on display it is tucked away in the basement or in the hands of conservators. The J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, California has a world-class furniture collection, and if you’re coming to the Woodworking in America conference in Pasadena, California this October 12-14, come...

John Sindelar’s Tool Museum Returns for WIA 2012 Midwest

Early this summer, Christopher Schwarz reported on the sad news that John Sindelar was moving his woodworking business and, as a result, packing his unparalleled tool collection into storage boxes (though he is still planning to open a permanent tool museum sometime in the future). But while you can no longer visit John’s collection...

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Arts & Crafts Furniture Details Made Easy

At this year’s Woodworking in America conferences, I’ll be talking about and demonstrating how to make Arts & Crafts period furniture. It’s a popular style among woodworkers, but the history of the period and what details are significant are not well understood. We’re not even sure what to call it, and it goes by...

MWA interviews Pop Wood Editor

Last night I had a great time hanging out with the crew from the Modern Woodworker’s Association. We touched on everything from the direction of the magazine to the upcoming Woodworking in America Conferences to building big boats in small workshops and possible infractions of child labor laws. I also announced our upcoming November...

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Don’t miss Woodworking in America! It’s three jam-packed days (and optional nights) of learning about woodworking from top-notch instructors, an unparalleled Marketplace where you can test-drive some of the best tools available, and camaraderie with fellow woodworkers who are as passionate about the craft as you are. Choose from classes on a huge range...