How to Experience ‘Woodworking in America’
If you didn’t get to attend our Woodworking in America conference in Berea, Ky., this story is for you.
When we planned the conference, we knew that there would be thousands of people who wouldn’t be able to make the trip to Berea but who would be very interested in the demonstrations, instruction and the Marketplace, which was filled with more hand tools than I have ever seen in one place (except the Lee Valley warehouse).
So we invited many of our favorite bloggers to attend the conference and gave them free reign to cover the event with their cameras and their pencils. We also recorded many hours of videotape ourselves and took more than 500 photos.
While we don’t have plans to ever sell any of this information, we will be editing it and presenting it to you free on our web site during the coming months. If you want to ensure that you hear about our coverage, I recommend you sign up for our free weekly newsletter. We’ll announce every new video and story there first.
— Christopher Schwarz
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The OFFICIAL slideshow from the conference:
Roy Underhill’s Keynote Address: Watch the video where St. Roy discusses the ax. (Our apologies for the sound quality – after all, it was recorded in a gymnasium.)
Roy Underhill on Andre Roubo: Watch how Roy ties together the French joiner, Thomas Jefferson and Monticello.
Mortising Behind Glass: See inside the tricky mortise joint as you watch as Frank Klausz cut a mortise from behind glass. This clip was filmed by Roy Underhill.
Augering Up Close: In this short clip filmed by Roy Underhill, get an up close view as Mike Dunbar augers a mortise.
Sandal Woods: Al Navas has posted multiple videos covering some of his favorite moments as well as full coverage of the sessions he attended. Here you’ll find “Dovetailing: Pins vs. Tails,” “Scrapers: History, Preparation and Use” and many more to come.
Furnitology: Neil Lamens interview Matt Vanderlist about the conference.
Furnitude: Mitch Roberson has been blogging full-bore about the conference with video, photos and an excellent section on Frank Klausz’s views on hand work.
Matt’s Basement Workshop: Matt Vanderlist offers photos and podcasts that cover the sessions he attended.
The Village Carpenter: Kari Hultman has some great photos of the activity in the Marketplace.
The Folding Rule: This blog hosts several videos from Neil Lamens of Furnitology from the conference.
Philip Edwards: Phil makes fantastic wooden planes and attended the conference. He offers lots of photos and reflections on the people.
Lost Art Press: My personal blog also has some stories and photos.
Bridge City Tools: John Economaki covers the conference from the inside – he was attending as a toolmaker and a lecturer.
You also can download a slideshow from our hands-on clinics. Senior Editor Robert W. Lang, who ran the hands-on clinics snapped photos during the entire three days.