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.

Visit the Official Woodworking In America site here.

Read articles about the show below.


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...


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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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...


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...


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:...

WIA Marketplace Coupon

Come on down to the Woodworking in America Marketplace – filled with 60+ world-class toolmakers and vendors – and save $2 off the admission fee by downloading, printing and filling out the PDF coupon below. Marketplace hours are 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30 and Saturday, Oct. 1, at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center...


SketchUp Classes at Woodworking in America

The Woodworking in America conference is an opportunity to indulge in sensory overload, and for the third year in a row, I’ll be doing my part to keep your head spinning by teaching two different sessions on using our favorite design and planning tool, Google SketchUp. On Friday morning at 9:30 and Sunday morning...