Thursday, September 1, 2011

WIA: A Month Away

We're in the home stretch for the Woodworking In America: The Ultimate Joinery Weekend conference.

If you've been riding the fence about attending, Lie-Nielsen is offering an incentive if you register before September 9:

Using the promo code below, you will save $25 when you register online for a Full Conference Package.  In addition, you will receive a $25 Lie-Nielsen gift certificate, courtesy of Popular Woodworking.  

Details are as follows:
• You must register before September 9, 2011.
• To register for WIA, visit:
• Enter the promotional code:  LieNielsen25 (this offer cannot be combined with other offers)
• You will save $25 off the the Full Conference price of $395, so you pay only $370.
• Lie-Nielsen will email you a $25 gift certificate on September 12, 2011.  
• Lie-Nielsen gift certificates may be used for a purchase on the Lie-Nielsen website (, by phone (1-800-327-2520), by email (, in their Maine showroom, or by bringing a printed copy to the Lie-Nielsen booth at Woodworking In America.

If that's not incentive enough, then you need to check out all the updates by Shannon Rogers, who has been hard at work interviewing Chris Schwarz, Adam Cherubini, Megan Fitzpatrick, Charles Brock, Mike Siemsen, and Thomas Lie-Nielsen about the event.

Shannon will have his own booth at the conference promoting his Hand Tool School. He'll also debut his new joinery bench.

If that's not enough to entice you, then maybe The Blogger Challenge will. Mike Siemsen thought it would be fun to create teams of bloggers who will go tool-to-tool at the Hand Tool Olympics booth, located in the marketplace.  

My impressive teammates are Rob Bois and Matt Gradwohl, and our team name is Foggy Bloggers. We'll compete against other teams in six events. All I know is, I hope I don't have to compete in the boring competition.


Marilyn in Seattle said...

I doubt it would be boring .. with you in it. ;~)

John Cashman said...

It wasn't very boring last time, especially her part -- if you know what I mean.


Kari Hultman said...

Trust me. I fair much better with a handsaw.

RONW said...

Have you ever thought about joining the Marines. Were you a Marine.

Shannon said...

Thanks for the promo help Kari. I think that you should call Megan's bluff and challenge her to a hand tool duel. Use saw this time and you will have her begging for mercy.

Anonymous said...

Oh, hey, are we publishing piccies of Kari in sawing and boring contests now?

Hold on, lemme dig through my hard drive...

John Cashman said...

Ooh, Ooh! I know! How about Megan and Kari on both ends of a two-man (?) crosscut saw, like in the lumberjack competitions. I'd drive many miles to watch that.

Kari Hultman said...

RonW, I'm not really Marine material. I'm not fond of, well, pain.

Shannon, I'm not challenging Miss Megan to a darn thing. That woman is tough!

Ethan, noooooo!

John, I'd better start doing some pushups....

Anonymous said...


Yeah, I saw they'd added another Darth Vader line in the BluRay release, too. Why can't George leave well enough alone???

Anyway, back to the pictures... I think I know just where they are. I'd been meaning to do a few WIA 2010 entries to give some idea of what to expect and talk about what I liked and such - this will be a great opportunity to talk about the sawing contests! :)

Megan Fitzpatrick said...

It's a front. But I have you fooled, apparently ;-)