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SUNY New Paltz's brand new student center plays host to Fine Woodworking Live, August 2-5.
Can you carve out some time for woodworking fun at the beginning of August? Can you get yourself to lovely New Paltz, NY? Then just post a comment below. We’ll pick one and hand that lucky woodworker an all-access pass to Fine Woodworking Live, worth $530!
Your golden ticket gets you three days at our first-ever live event, packed with classes, seminars, and demos, where you will get to hang out with your favorite FWW authors, like Garrett Hack, Michael Fortune, Steve Latta, Chris Becksvoort, Mike Pekovich, and many more. Plus you get the special Saturday-night banquet, a music and storytelling evening with woodworking twist, with Nick Offerman, star of NBC’s Parks & Recreation and recent FWW author.
It all begins Thursday evening, August 2, at the State University of New York in New Paltz’s beautiful new student center and continues through noon on Sunday. You’ll want to bring your spouse along, as the Hudson Valley is packed with shopping, museums, historic sites, and outdoor beauty.
Just post a comment below. Easiest sweepstakes ever! For more about the event, go to www.finewoodworkinglive.com.
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Is it to late to win? I am looking to spend sometime in NY
We have a winner, folks! It is Jan Olewnik, from Manhattan, Kansas. Watch for my blog about Jan in the next day or so. Thanks to all of you for commenting, and watch your email inboxes for some special news.
I would love to win this!!! Woodworking and Eddie Money!!! What a great combo. Pick me and I'll bring chocolate-chip cookies.
i live 30 minutes from new paltz. my twin girls go to collage there. i wood love to go!!!!!
Fine Woodworking Live coincides with my birthday...couldn't think of a better present!!!
show me the money!! hehe
Please let me win!
I used to live in NY, i know new paltz well
hope i win
My dad also a woodworker lives up that way and was recently diagnosed with cancer. It would be a great opportunity to spend some time with him doing something we both love.
Oh! Oh! Oh! Me! Me! Me!
Another Hat in the ring...
I'd love to get back out the East Coast and go to the event. I need to move around more retirement is a lot of work and I need a vacation.
I have certainly enjoyed being a member to Fine Woodworking on line for the past few month's. As a result of a degenerative muscle disease, I have started using hand tools to keep the strength in my hands from going south. It seems to help. It is because of the video series from ones like Garret Hack, Timothy Rousseau, and others that use hand tools that I don't think I can go back to power tools, besides the fact I can't hold on to them because of the vibration and power. So, that being said, I really appreciate the work that goes into each video series and would really like to meet those who give the classes. It would be an honor to see them live. Keep up the "Fine" work!
One day I will post the harps and violin that I have been working on!
Just listened to ShopTalkLive #8. The description of FWW Live sounds great. Can't wait!
Sounds like fun. This would be a much better use of my time than actually finishing some of my projects :)
Wood love to win this, sign me up.
I'm all over this--sign me up
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Looks like the place to be (and the people to be there with)! Oh, yeah.
I'd love to be in New York in August, Sign me up!!
Sign me up!
I'd love to go. sign me up.
What provisions has Woodworking Live made for participants in a wheel chair?
Sign me up !
I'm there! (I hope...)
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Sign me up.
It would be the trip of a lifetime, keeping my fingers crossed!
I would love to attend the NY conference. I will be attending another conference the next week in NY, so this one would fit right in. I am an avid woodworker and love to see and hear new ideas and projects. Draw my name.
What looks most interesting about this forum is that it isn't just a collection of machine mongers and setup displays. Classes take a lot of time, effort, and up-front cost. Hope this works out.
What a great experience this would be
The smell of fresh Cherry, Maple and Pine sawdust, matched with the experience of a master craftsman sharing his insight on making my next project easier and more beautiful, is an opportunity that I don't want to miss. It is not about the guy who has the most tools, it is about the person who understands wood and transforms ideas into furniture for the family. It is also being surrounded by other craftsmen who understand the joys of late evening final sandings and the gently applied coats of varnish. Through exibitions like this one, everyone wins. To those who teach and to those who learn, may everyone have memorable experience. I hope that "Fine Woodworking" make this event an annual congress of wood workers in America.
Hi, I'd like to go to the show too.
I feel like the kid on Wiily Wonka.......waiting for my golden ticket.
As a NY Ex-pat I would relish the chance to see beautiful 'almost upstate" NY. And especially spend some quality time with the great speakers that are lined up and with fellow wood junkies!!
Really would like to go as it would count as a vacation and appease my wife's disire to go on holiday.
August in New York and Fine Woodworking , an excellent combination; sign me up.
Love to make sawdust in the Big Apple. What a fantastic Contest!
What a great place to learn.
Please sign me up !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I'm in Arizona - give me a break.
Pick me and I promise I won't be disruptive in class. Thanks.
Sign me up!!
Have spent some time in New Paltz area and found it quite a nice place to enjoy history, scenery and the company of interesting people.
Showing up for several days relating to fellow woodworkers will be most enjoyable.
Send me on your dime and I will bring my son on mine.
Thanks for the opportunity to WIN!!
No, No, don't listen to those yelling pick me! pick me! Instead go with the much more sensible approach and Choose me! Choose me!
Living in Australia I will not be able to make it ,if you guys put everything on a couple of DVD'S I will definitly be on to purchase them.Cheers and have a good time,
New york is close enough a trip for me to handle.
I'd love to go if only to mill around ( pun intended ) with the good stuff, drop some scarce bucks and learn a few tricks and tips. Better yet would to be to find out that I'd won a Dreamshop.
Is I entered now??!!
Did i win?????
Fine woodworking and I have been buddies for a lonnngg time.
It would be nice to go to a LIVE
GOOD REASON TO TAKE A TRIP ACROSS THE USA.
I would make time for this. I live just outside of Detroit and have been waiting for a show like this to come around. I have seen some of the presenters work in the magazine over the years, and would love to meet the people behind the work. Sign me up as one who would love to attend the show.
Woodworking is my passion, and as an 62 year old woman, I have so much more to learn -- I would love to attend the event - it would be a great opportunity to meet the masters and build skills.
This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for me- and I am in commuting distance of SUNY New Paltz!
i think i would like to go.yes i would like to go.
What a great giveaway! Love to win this trip for my 76th birthday!
New York, here I come
I'd LOVE to come to the event!!! What fun!
Sign me up and I'll be there with tools on
I'm planning on one day at the event, but if I could be there for the whole magilla it'd be great. Sign me up.
I just got back into woodworking a fews ago after the kids all moved out of the house. I would love to attend to hone my skills and to teach what I learn to my son. I think It is important for us to pass the legacy of woodworking to the next generation.
I'd love to attend
I'm planing on attending WIA on the west coast and FWL on the east coast would make for a really sweet year of woodworking knowledge. It would be fun to do a write up on each one!
Want to learn from the experts.
How come my post is identified as Kwerkusalba even though I'm a member, logged in and signed in as Woodguy43@gmail.com???
I'll be in NYC anyway to see my new grand daughter!
35 Years a woodworker/furniture maker and know there is always more to learn.Yes,I would love to attend.
Please sign me up too. I would love to attend this event.
I will attend if picked.
What an incredible opportunity....I would be awesome to attend!
Any time I can make saw dust life is good.
I would love to attend, to see masters of woodworking doing what they do best. So please sign me up.
Sign me up please, I would love to learn from the masters. Also I have never been to New York and would love to go as well. Thank you for the opportunity!
Sign me up...
Sign me up! I would LOVE to go!
Sure, I am old Newby, getting back to woodworking 60 years latter so I am sort of a sponge-need input!
Count me in! It seems a great opportunity to gain skills and inspiration to get busy and happy in my under-used woodshop.
Ohh ohhh, DIYer, with beginner woodworking skills ready to report for duty.
DIYer to woodworking... would love the chance to expand the skills!
I am a self taught machinist of wood who needs transformation. Ready to go!
sign me up. would like to see the masters at work and learn from them.
Sounds like a great show. Please sign me up.
I knicked my finger with a shoulder plane and wood shavings came out of the cut. This heart pumps hardwood! Sign me up.
I only buy the finest of tools and would love to add a few from this show. Please sign me up for a chance to go!
Sign me up, I would love to attend and learn more about woodworking.
I would really like te see live these guys that I watch on video since years and give them a hand.
Count me in . What a great prize of hands on knowledge.
This conference sounds great. I have enjoyed fine woodworking for many years. Thank youfor this opportunity.
What I think I know will be corrected and what I do not know yet will be illuminated. I have blocked the days out on my calendar, let the instruction begin!
I would love to attend this event!
At 27 years old, I may not be the youngest woodworker, but picking me would definitely help the demographic. For the past year and a half, I have ate, slept, and bled woodworking 7 days week 365 days a year. Plus I'm highly involved in the social media aspect (#woodchat, twitter, G+, WoodTalkOnline.com,FWW.com) so you surely would be getting some free publicity! SEE YOU IN AUGUST!
"I don't cut corners, I mitre them"
Haven't been to New Paltz in years. Nice place and should be a great event.
Just completed "3 Month Intensive" fine furniture course at N. Bennett St. School in Boston and want to keep learning the art!!
Been working with wood since I was 8 (long time). Never been to a show, might as well start with the best!
Count me in.
If you choose me I might become a better woodworker!
I'd love to attend the Fine Woodworking Live event.
Sounds very interesting. Hope to be there!
Sign me up
Never been to a ww show before.
I would love to attend- I know I'd learn a lot and have a good time. New Paltz is cool. But I never win these contests........................
Sign me up, too!
I haven't been to a ww show in years!
New Paltz is a great location.
I think I can, I think I can, I think I can . . .
I'd love to win!
Thanks a bunch!
If Matt Kenney's head is going to be the test at the sharpening workshop I might have to skip that one. I don't want to hear a grown man cry & bleed. Otherwise...
sign me up!
Woodworking in NY sounds super!
Excellent magazine! The scraper sharpening article was very timely. Sign me up for the drawing.
You can sign me up. This would be a real blast......Hope I win......
Nick Offerman is the nuts! Also the team of Fortune, Latta, Becksvoort and Hack isn't too shabby. Based on Shop Talk Live I might even enjoy the editors comments as well. For the record I found the sound effects kind of funny. The timing was off from time to time though. I have to go before this comment is found to be-BORING!
And New Paltz!! Sign me up!!
I'd like to go because I am a librarian at the West Philly Tool Library. What I learned I would share with a lot of people!
I was in the Smithsonian over the Memorial Day weekend. They had some Maloof pieces that were just beautiful. I'll never get to that level but it would be inspiring to advance a step. I think seeing the experts would help.
Beside, no project is too small to not justify buying a tool.
Sign me up!
I would love to update my tired shop with some new equipment.
I'm just getting a shop again after 8 years of working out of a box truck. Need to dive back in and this is a great way to do it. Hope I win.
Mendoguy should win just for being hilarious! (But it is a random thing.) Thanks for all the responses. We'll announce the winner right after the contest ends (June 26).
I could really use the FWL! I have had no shop for over a year, redoing our house. Living in a studio with my better half and the dog. I will have a new basement shop when it's done.
Well, I could use the help so sign me up!
As a person who has been to every WIA conference, I would LOVE to go to Fine Woodworking's first effort in this arena and do some serious comparing (while learning and having fun too...)
I'm already registered and I'm giddy about attending. It would be great to win the free ticket, but I'll be there either way!
Would love to go. This would be the best guy vacation and a great opportunity to learn more from top woodworkers. On top of it, I have a friend already going.
I kust cant learn enough about WW. I read everythibg I can and would love the chance to attend Fww live.
Great contest! Please sign me up.
That would be an awesome end to the summer!
I would love to try this online learning opportunity. Your other online and published materials are routinely of the highest quality. Sign me up!
Pretty cool. Please sign me up.
Please sign me up for a chance to win an all-access pass to Fine Woodworking Live
Please count me in too. What a fantastic prize!
Sounds great! Count me in.
I would really appreciate the opportunity to simply be around so many masters.
I would love to go, but with the woodworking class I am taking this Summer, I can't afford to do both. Winning would let me do just that!
Dropping name in hat...
It will be great to have a world class event like this based on the east coast - arguably the hub of nationwide 'fine woodworking' as well as the historic center of 17th - 19th century American furniture building. Can't wait to attend!
Sign me up...I would love to go!
Sign me up!
After hearing Asa describe what's going to happen at the Fine Woodworking Live event on the Modern Woodworkers Podcast, I got really excited and interested in this event. I'd love to win tickets to go. Sign me up!
What a great way to enhance woodworking skills.
This is going to be a great event. I look forward to many more in the years to come. Good luck to the staff of FWW,I know that you guys will do your best to put on a great event.
It would be great to see an learn from these craftsmen at their trade.
PLEASE PICK ME!!!!
I will finally be able to share my new invention
The 'IRON STOP'. Attaches to any hand plane and retracts the blade
in 1/1000 sec if you set it down on its sole.
Hopefully they will be required, by law, on all new planes.
I would love to go. But, with a baby on the way money is tight.
Sounds like a great three days.
I look forward to totally winning. Thanks Asa.
sign me up!
Would be a great experience!
I am a beginner woodworker. I would love to attend this.
Let's see... Leave work for 3 days of woodworking? I guess I can handle that. Thanks for the contest FW.
I just recently retired. So, sign me up and I'll start saving for the airfare now.
Sounds like 3 days any woodworker would hope to enjoy!
Sounds like a great opportunity to attend an event I couldn't otherwise afford.
PICK ME! PICK ME! PICK ME!
Pick me. Please.
woodworking show with classes that fun
Please choose me. I really want to atend.
Woodworking AND New York in August? Sign Me up!
Woodworking and rock climbing? Sign me up!
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In this video Michael finishes the first of the three boxes. Gluing-up, planing, sanding and finishing bring a new piece of art to the world.
In this video Michael starts work on the second box, a carved and painted Saddle lid box.
Michael begins carving the saddle lid box with his ripple pattern along the top. Then turns to his 5/30 gouge to texture the sides of the box. This isn't work…
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