Woodworking In America 2010 – A View From My Friends

October 6, 2010

Now that Woodworking in America 2010 is done and in the history books it’s time to hear what the attendees had to say about it. I for one have some great video clips from the classes I attended and plan to post those this weekend.

I feel as though I’m going through some kind of “mourning phase” now that I don’t have all my woodworking crew to meet up with and wander from class to class. That feeling of fellowship with each other and a chance to share a laugh and learn something I can take back to my own shop is but one of the great aspects of this show. If you’ve never attended this event, it’s one of those things I feel deeply about that you have to do. Even if it’s hanging out in the marketplace for a single afternoon, you’ll understand what I’m talking about.

If you couldn’t make it this year or you did and just want to relive the experience, maybe discover something you missed because your attention was drawn elsewhere, we’re putting together a list of some of the blogs and videos that are currently being posted. To get started here’s a few that are already up and out there right now. Check back soon as we hope to be adding more as the weeks go on. If you have a post from the WIA 2010 you’d like to share, leave a note in the comments and we’ll be sure to get it on the list here and elsewhere so everyone can see it.

Tom’s Workbench:
A Love Story

The Bois Shop:
Me Versus Frank Klausz At Woodwoodworking

Woodcanuck’s Blog:
WIA 2010 Day 1
WIA 2010 Retrospection
Woodworker’s Guide to Woodworking in America

The Village Carpenter
What’s New
Step Right Up and Feast Your Eyes
Well Shoot

Upper Cut Woodworks
Woodworking in America Photos From Day One
WIA Ron Herman & The Stanley Everlasting Chisels

Giant Cypress
Various WIA Posts and Pics

Acorn House Workshop
So Many Tools
I Can Handle It

Whirlwind That Was WIA

The Wood Whisperer
Woodworking in America 2010

Woodworking Magazine Blog
The Official WIA Slideshow

Popular Woodworking Magazine
WIA – A Different Point of View

Highland Woodworking Blog
Woodworking in America Day 1
Woodworking in America Day 2

The Penultimate Woodshop (just photos so far)
Woodworking In America 2010

Mike Siemsen’s School of Woodworking
Scores for the Hand Tool Olympics

Sandal Woods
Woodworking in America Cincinnati Day 1
Impromptu gathering of three great Minds in Cincinnati

Many more are to follow, so check back often!

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  1. Chris Kenney says:

    Hey Matt,
    In my post, I also have some video of Frank Klausz chopping a mortise under glass. (Did you make that one?)

    • Matt says:

      I’ll be adding it to the formal list this afternoon. That demo is pretty sweet though! Was it Wild Turkey fueled? The demo with Roy Underhill in Berea was 😉

  2. Howard M. says:

    It would have been nice to see, but no one was there on Sunday. According to the web site, it ran Oct 1-3. The flyer stated, Oct 1-2. The people at the venue said it ended on Saturday. I had printed pages from the web site on specific areas I wanted to see, not expecting dates to be different between publications.

    Can we expect another show? Will the publication dates be the same?

    Thank You,

    • Matt says:

      Hi Howard,

      This sounds like one of my nightmares where I show up late for a big test! The paid classes ran from October 1-3. The marketplace was open only Oct 1-2. That hopefully explains the misunderstanding of published dates. But the good news is…and this is from a reputable source too…the show will be back in the same location next year. The dates are still being worked out, but for sure it looks like this is the new home of Woodworking in America.

      Hope you can make it next year, I haven’t missed one yet and hope I never do.

  3. Hey Matt, I looked for you guys on Friday but I didn’t see no one. I figured everyone was in classes, or at White Castle or maybe the bathroom. The market was cool, they did relieve of a few dead presidents. I got both of the SketchUp DVD and a few other small tools. The biggest bummer was I finally got me a flip camera right before going and a SD card, but the SD card was bad so I didn’t get no video only a couple of stills. Glad to hear it going to be in the same place next year I all ready started saving for it! so maybe next year I’ll finally stop being a step child and get to hang out with the cool kids.


  4. Roger K says:

    What a great weekend. I even got to see a coulple celebrities (Mark & Matt) in the Marketplace

  5. Hey Matt,

    I just made another post about Woodworking in America here: http://uppercutwoodworks.com/2010/10/woodworking-in-america-ron-herman-and-the-stanley-everlasting-chisels/

    I think the best way to see all of the Upper Cut Woodworks Woodworking in America posts is with this link: http://uppercutwoodworks.com/?s=woodworking+in+america I’m going to keep posting content from WIA – I’m just slow 🙂


  6. mike siemsen says:

    I wrote a bit about dovetailing at the WIA Olympics. There is a video of me going head to head with Frank Klausz

    WIA 2010 – Dovetails

    Tom Iovino and I are working on a blogger challenge at the next HTO!

    • Matt says:

      Thanks for the link. I’m looking forward to watching the throw-down between you and Frank. As for that blogger challenge…I better start walking the walk LOL!

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