The Woodworkings Shows

Seminars

Your admission at each show gives you three days of access to FREE seminars presented by woodworkers. Learn tricks of the trade, perfect your skills and ask questions while attending any of the seminars we offer. There are over sixty classes to choose from so be prepared to learn, be entertained and ask questions.

Seminar Schedules

Instructors

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Marc Adams

Marc Adams has been woodworking professionally for more than 33 years. In 1991, he became a technical consultant to the WWPA, SFPA, AHEC, and the U.S. government, representing the United States on International Quality of Furniture Making. His work has appeared in Design Book Six and Design Book Seven, and his shop was featured in The Workshop by Taunton Press.

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Jim Heavey

Jim has been a woodworker for over 30 years and a contributing craftsman and educator for WOOD Magazine since 1997.

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Roland Johnson

Roland is an author and a woodworker. He has been contributing editor for Fine Woodworking since 2002, where he is a frequent writer of tool-test articles and a road warrior for The Woodworking Shows.

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Andy Chidwick - "The Woodworking Coach"

Andy has been a woodworker for as long as he can remember. His mother sewed his first shop apron for him when he was six years old and he has never been far from tools and sawdust since.

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Robert Settich

Bob Settich is a seasoned woodworker and author who has written five books and hundreds of articles for woodworking magazines including Fine Woodworking, WOOD, Shop Notes, Workbench, and Woodcraft.

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Bradley McCalister

Bradley McCalister brings a comfortable style of education to his seminars that he has developed teaching and demonstrating to students from 8 to 88. With a true love for teaching the craft of woodturning Bradley McCalister always has time for one more question.

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Richard Wedler

Richard Wedler, inventor of the Micro Fence Edge Guide System, is a noted woodworker and furniture designer who has been making custom cabinets and furniture for over 40 years.

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Andy & Tracy Anderson

Andy and Tracy of Legacy Woodworking Machinery have created CNCs that are manufactured in the USA and are the most versatile CNC's you can buy.

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Alex Snodgrass

Alex is a professional woodworker and bandsaw aficionado. He will get you and your bandsaw working together in harmony.

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George Vondriska

George Vondriska, influenced by an exceptional junior high shop teacher, has been doing woodworking for decades. From custom furniture to running a commercial cabinet shop, George has worked in many aspects of the craft.

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JoHannes Michelsen

JoHannes is a full time professional woodturner and has been producing woodturned art for over 30 years

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Vic Tesolin

Vic is the Technical Advisor at Lee Valley Tools. He designs and builds furniture in a modest studio in his home in Carleton Place, Ontario, Canada and also maintains a website and and a blog at www.victesolin.ca.

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Barry Gross

Barry Gross is an artist and author who puts the fun back into turning by making it approachable and enjoyable.

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Cynthia Gibson

Cynthia creates beautiful pyro-engraved and textured surface embellishments.

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Fine Woodworking Matt Kenney

Matt Kenney has been making things from wood his entire life. About 15 years ago, when he was a poor and recently married graduate student with plans for a philosophy professorship, he began to make furniture.

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Fine Woodworking Michael Pekovich

Michael Pekovich is Fine Woodworking’s art director. A long-time woodworker, Mike caught the hand tool bug when he came to the magazine 13 years ago.

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Ron Brown

Ron has produced 15 How-To turning videos and is known internationally for his clear and easy to understand teaching style having been a touring professional now in his 8th season. He will share loads of top tips, tricks and secrets used by professional turners to make their work faster, easier and better.

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Frank Strazza

The Heritage School of Woodworking works with students in the areas of solid wood construction, hand-cut joinery, steam-bent wood, hand-carved details and much more.

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Bill Bush

William Bush, a Master Craftsman, has been designing and building custom furnishing for the past 35 years.

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Chris Burn

After a 38 yr career in the federal government Chris retired to set up his shop and begin building furniture.

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David Heim

David Heim is a veteran book and magazine editor. He was one of the top editors at Consumer Reports magazine for 28 years, then moved to Fine Woodworking magazine, where he was an associate editor for five years. While at Fine Woodworking, he first encountered the SketchUp 3D design program, and has been using it nearly every day since.

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Frank Berinstein

Frank worked for many years in the construction industry and as simultaneous interpreter and graphic designer in southern Ontario before moving into full-time boat building, furniture design, and later, wood turning.

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