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One of our goals for this year is reviving Woodworking in America. We’re working on what Popular Woodworking’s flagship event (Woodworking in America) is going to look like going forward. While we’re not 100% sure how the physical meet-up/event is going to work in the next few years, we did want to do more work on bringing together tool manufacturers, teachers, enthusiasts, and woodworkers of all stripes.

To that end, we’re gathering stories from makers and creators across the country to share online. We’re also exploring other ideas around virtual gatherings, offering small virtual classes and book discussions. We also want to start sharing more workshop tours and Q&A’s with leading woodworkers. Our goal is to really dive into what the woodworking community in America looks like today and what it might look like in the future.

The start of this initiative is interviewing woodworkers from all 50 states. Over the rest of the year, we’re going to feature a couple interviews each week.

Know someone we should talk to? Want to share ideas about how to meet up virtually? What things do you want to see happen in the woodworking community? Please feel free to comment below.


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  • gtrboy77

    Who is picking the person from each state that will be featured? How does one become part of the pool to be chosen?

    • Collin Knoff

      We’re using Instagram and suggestions from others to narrow our search, then making an editorial decision.

  • butterknife

    I think it’s good to ask how you can better serve and inform the woodworking community. My only suggestion would be that the publication push harder and harder to represent POC in the field – those that make and those that create a space for others to make and express their creativity in the medium. It’s self-explanatory, especially now and is a goal for the enrichment of everyone.

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