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Post a comment for a chance to bring home an all-access pass to Fine Woodworking Live 2013!




And the Winner Is

Congratulations to Stephanie Petillo, who was selected at random to receive (1) all-access pass to Fine Woodworking Live 2013. To learn how you can attend our three-day event featuring your favorite woodworking authors, video personalities, and vendors, please visit



Can you carve out some time for woodworking fun at the beginning of August? Can you get yourself to New Haven, CT? Then just post a comment below. We'll pick one at random and hand that lucky woodworker an all-access pass to Fine Woodworking Live 2013, worth $468!

Post your comments between 1:00 p.m. EST on April 19, 2013 and 12:59 p.m. EST on May 2, 2013.

Your golden ticket gets you three days at our second annual live event, packed with classes, seminars, and demos, where you'll get to hang out with your favorite FWW authors, including Michael Fortune, Steve Latta, Chris Becksvoort, Mike Pekovich, and many more. Plus, you'll gain access to the Saturday night banquet featuring famed chairmaker Brian Boggs. Brian will lead an inspiring journey through his first forays into greenwood chairmaking, and his lifelong pursuit of woodworking perfection.

It all begins Thursday evening, August 8, at the Adanti Student Center at Southern Connecticut State University and continues through noon on Sunday. You'll want to bring your spouse along, as the New Haven area 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
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Comments (94)

DannyWhitty DannyWhitty writes: Hahahah I guess I'm a bit late...
Posted: 10:16 am on June 14th

DannyWhitty DannyWhitty writes: I spent all my money on tools. Please give me a free pass to this.

Posted: 10:14 am on June 14th

mwgroth mwgroth writes: Sounds like a wonderful opportunity!
Posted: 6:27 am on May 8th

RUSSR RUSSR writes: I would love the chance to go, and learn some thing! Then all I would have to do is remember it all!
Posted: 10:58 am on April 30th

Pathrat06 Pathrat06 writes: I would love a chance to go to this!
Posted: 7:02 am on April 29th

jverreault jverreault writes: This would be fantastic to win. Thanks for the chance.
Posted: 11:11 pm on April 28th

user-2218797 user-2218797 writes: The weekend sounds great. I can't wait to soak in all the information.
Posted: 8:07 pm on April 28th

GaryGoodenough GaryGoodenough writes: Fine Woodworking magazine is aptly named. Yes, it is all about woodworking but it also a fine magazine. I find my subscription to the website is most infornative.
Posted: 3:51 pm on April 28th

Circuit Rider Circuit Rider writes: This would absolutely great. Sign me up
Posted: 9:30 am on April 28th

jighead jighead writes: I humbly accept this prize.
Posted: 8:54 am on April 28th

delonckerdesigns delonckerdesigns writes: Love your mag and books. Online videos are great too!

I'd love to go to FWW Live
Posted: 7:44 am on April 28th

JayPounds JayPounds writes: Sign me up!
Posted: 11:41 pm on April 27th

kungfumasterwoodworker kungfumasterwoodworker writes: I would love to sharpen my skills in the heat of August with the best of the best. Send me a ticket and I may be inclined to demonstrate the reason for my online name, in person of course.
Posted: 10:58 pm on April 27th

user-929302 user-929302 writes: Your magazine is great. What I really love are the books. Of course... experiencing would be even better.
Posted: 7:04 pm on April 27th

twebster80 twebster80 writes: Would Love to go. Please pick me!!!
Posted: 5:25 pm on April 27th

cwsdeco cwsdeco writes: It would be a real pleasure to attend this event. I work 7days in my shop and never get time off but I will definitely make time for this if I win and my wife will be happy too! Will be a nice drive from Texas to August glad to go anywhere out this Texas heat!! See you then!
Posted: 4:25 pm on April 27th

risktaker53 risktaker53 writes: I feel inadequate enough every time I browse through a new issue of Fine Woodworking...if I win a ticket and attend the conference, I'll surely reinforce those feelings of inadequacy as I watch the pros and true artists demonstrate their skills up close and personal...not...well, maybe just a little...
Posted: 10:28 am on April 27th

risktaker53 risktaker53 writes: I feel inadequate enough every time I browse through a new issue of Fine Woodworking...if I win a ticket and attend the conference, I'll surely reinforce those feelings of inadequacy as I watch the pros and true artists demonstrate their skills up close and personal, lol!

Posted: 10:22 am on April 27th

user-2431152 user-2431152 writes: Love to go! A bit of a stretch from southern Colorado, kind of like the cartoon character, Rubberman (that's a test of your age). FW has been my woodworking drug of choice for more years than I want to think about!
Posted: 10:06 am on April 27th

archie archie writes: Sign me up! I'm sure that I will learn more at FWL then I could the rest of the year.
Posted: 9:11 am on April 27th

diy1946 diy1946 writes: A great event hope I win the free pass.
Posted: 8:51 am on April 27th

jjaekley jjaekley writes: See you in August.
Posted: 8:07 am on April 27th

barca_a_vela barca_a_vela writes: I would love to go; this sounds like a great event!
Posted: 8:06 am on April 27th

Posted: 7:48 am on April 27th

aherber aherber writes: Would love a weekend dedicated to woodworking without the disruptions.
Posted: 7:00 am on April 27th

najimovm najimovm writes: this can be the chance to learn woodworking not from the computer.
Posted: 4:33 am on April 27th

KenHANGITALL KenHANGITALL writes: Love to go ! Great way to learn from the Best and get out of the shop to connect with other woodworkers face to face.
Posted: 4:13 am on April 27th

Alej Alej writes: Wouldn't that be awesome... hope to see you soon!
Posted: 5:52 pm on April 26th

Turtles_Cabinets Turtles_Cabinets writes: I would love to go.
Posted: 2:38 pm on April 26th

SeanRubino SeanRubino writes: Keep up the fine work, Dudes. Love the show.
-Sean Rubino
Posted: 1:39 pm on April 26th

wayne12 wayne12 writes: What a wonderful opportunity that would be.Thank you for offering.
Posted: 7:51 pm on April 25th

user-2462618 user-2462618 writes: yes, please.
Posted: 12:08 am on April 25th

tonywood tonywood writes: would love to attend
Posted: 10:51 pm on April 24th

user-2419110 user-2419110 writes: As a hobbyist woodworker, would love a chance to learn and interact with the best!
Posted: 6:51 pm on April 24th

jwixom jwixom writes: As a hobbyist woodworker, I think it would be a great opportunity to win an opportunity to go to FWW Live!
Posted: 2:45 pm on April 24th

PoudreValleyCraftsmn PoudreValleyCraftsmn writes: I am definently a broke woodwoker...would love the oppourtunity to join everyone at fine woodworking live!
Posted: 1:02 pm on April 24th

byerbyer byerbyer writes: I've been trying to hone my commenting skills, but I think my stones a little dished... fingers crossed
Posted: 10:00 am on April 24th

cahudson42 cahudson42 writes: Another hat in the ring..:>)
Posted: 8:48 am on April 24th

cdjohnso cdjohnso writes: I would like my "hi" space guys!
Posted: 10:01 pm on April 23rd

TimR TimR writes: Me!!
Posted: 1:52 pm on April 23rd

JerryGrant JerryGrant writes: All this talk about "Golden Tickets", is Willy Wonka part of Fine Woodworking now? Seriously your magazine is tops and I really enjoy the digital addition, particularly the videos. Keep up the good work and send me my free ticket.
Posted: 10:13 am on April 23rd

Its Le Its Le writes: Hey there I wanna go ! After all free is a very good price!
Posted: 1:03 am on April 23rd

Barkley629 Barkley629 writes: Reasons I would drive 400 miles from Virginia to attend FWWL:

1) If Nick Offerman was attending.
2) If Nick Offerman's horny (can you say that on a "family" blog?), ex-wife from Parks and Recreation is attending
3) If I had the opportunity to meet a "glue up genie". I'm building Ed's Not So Big Workbench and no matter how many times I snap MY fingers, no glue up genie appears.
4) To see if Mike is really the "Imelda Marcos of hand planes".

Steve in Virginia

Posted: 11:00 pm on April 22nd

woodnut3424 woodnut3424 writes: hey would love to get a pass to the show thanks
Posted: 8:10 pm on April 22nd

handyman4321_ handyman4321_ writes: looking forward to winning ticket !
Posted: 3:59 pm on April 22nd

Sgill Sgill writes: I wold love to go, from west coast to east coast what an adventure.
Posted: 2:35 pm on April 22nd

jsplatt jsplatt writes: Looking forward to a free ticket and working along side C. Becksvoort....
Posted: 11:39 am on April 22nd

Barbara102 Barbara102 writes: I am one of those people that prefer reading paper copies of your magazine to on line copies. Because I do have lots of back issues I download your index and use it to find articles in the copies that I have. However, your index stops in 2010. I have no index for the years following this. Why isn't this brought up to date? I have written before but received no answer.. and the index is still not up to date...
Posted: 9:13 am on April 22nd

Brekke Brekke writes: I enjoy the Fine Wood Working magazine so much more than any other publication out there. I just made a triangle table for my mothers 75th birthday from the magazine. I am on my way home to North Dakota to surprise her and give her a beautiful piece of furniture. I attended last years Live event and would very much like to attend this years event with a golden ticket.
Posted: 8:21 am on April 22nd

james04 james04 writes: I want a golden ticket!
Posted: 7:15 am on April 22nd

DannyWhitty DannyWhitty writes: New to woodworking, this website has helped me develop my skills a lot. A weekend with the best in the business would take me even further.....Unfortunately, I've spent all my money on tools.
Posted: 10:09 pm on April 21st

noocher noocher writes: was thinking about ticket would be great!
Posted: 7:03 pm on April 21st

sawdust55109 sawdust55109 writes: Have Wood, Will Travel..
Posted: 6:04 pm on April 21st

MotownMark MotownMark writes: Please help - my wife wasn't thrilled about making this our 2013 vacation but if we get a free pass then she couldn't say no! This would be much better than sitting on a beach somewhere reading FWW past issues.
Posted: 9:46 am on April 21st

sleclerc sleclerc writes: What a great prize for the winner. I can't think of a better way to spend a couple of days this summer.
Posted: 8:56 am on April 21st

CyberBiker CyberBiker writes: This sounds like a great deal. Getting a free pass would certainly be budget friendly.
Posted: 6:22 am on April 21st

aittoan aittoan writes: Tickets, please.
Posted: 11:35 pm on April 20th

mitchal mitchal writes: I want to go!
Posted: 9:57 pm on April 20th

DustyTrails DustyTrails writes: Sounds like a great opportunity.
Posted: 9:43 pm on April 20th

Wixom Wixom writes: "Can you carve out some time for woodworking fun?" I know I can! Sounds like it's going to be a blast. I hope I win.
Posted: 8:38 pm on April 20th

victor1979 victor1979 writes: A dream trip without the family!!!!
Posted: 7:05 pm on April 20th

rbowers10 rbowers10 writes: There should be an easier way. I work with wood not computers.
Posted: 6:22 pm on April 20th

jazzer jazzer writes: Lucky me, this year's show isn't far from my home. Even luckier would be to win the golden ticket!
Posted: 4:12 pm on April 20th

Rotnam Rotnam writes: @saschafer had to register to enter, they sucked me in :) My wife said I can go if I win, oooooh !
Posted: 1:45 pm on April 20th

azbird azbird writes: Wow. I can't begin to imagine the wealth, depth, and integrity of knowledge and information that will be available at this event. It's almost overwhelming. I would love to be there.
Posted: 1:45 pm on April 20th

dgdawson dgdawson writes: The dream of a life time.

Posted: 1:26 pm on April 20th

jerrymoors jerrymoors writes: The instructor line up is fantastic! Really looking forward to attending this event.
Posted: 1:17 pm on April 20th

esfiredude1 esfiredude1 writes: I would to go to the show! Pick me !
Posted: 12:21 pm on April 20th

jreimer jreimer writes: wishfully thinking about FWWLive!
Posted: 11:59 am on April 20th

kootney kootney writes: would be great to go to a fww show
Posted: 11:04 am on April 20th

artagain artagain writes: Yeah, I think I could squeeze in a FWW event like this into my schedule. The Mrs. will just have to wait another week for that side board.
Posted: 10:08 am on April 20th

cstar cstar writes: Great magazine, website, and woodworking community. I would love to attend.
Posted: 9:53 am on April 20th

woodworksonshine woodworksonshine writes: Many magazines come and go, but Fine Woodworking has set the standard for many years.
Posted: 9:34 am on April 20th

woodworksonshine woodworksonshine writes: Many magazines come and go, but Fine Woodworking has set the standard for many years.
Posted: 9:31 am on April 20th

anonmt anonmt writes: I'd love to go!
Posted: 9:14 am on April 20th

MattJ MattJ writes: I'm not Canadian, but what's up with the "mathematical skill-testing question" required for our friends to the North?
Posted: 9:03 am on April 20th

workbench1 workbench1 writes: I've attended many woodworking events, but never for free. Put my name in the hat.
Posted: 9:00 am on April 20th

Nick_Carruthers Nick_Carruthers writes: Will Nick Offermsn be there?
Posted: 8:55 am on April 20th

McDonald McDonald writes: Just taking a shot that I might get lucky and win. Was there last year and had a great time.
Posted: 8:40 am on April 20th

rburwell rburwell writes: I've been to every FWW Live so far, so I don't want to miss this one!
Posted: 8:36 am on April 20th

KenHANGITALL KenHANGITALL writes: Count me in . I would love to attend for FREEEE.
Posted: 8:36 am on April 20th

JPSzcz JPSzcz writes: Urge to attend FWW Live... rising!
Posted: 8:24 am on April 20th

molson0620 molson0620 writes: Tell the presenters fron maine "I'll drive"
Posted: 8:17 am on April 20th

ififly ififly writes: Since knowledge is power, my desire it to become a more powerful woodworker by attending the seminar!! And so easy to win!
Posted: 8:02 am on April 20th

BarefootEddie BarefootEddie writes: I'll bring the beer ;-)
Posted: 8:01 am on April 20th

the_zenker the_zenker writes: count me in please!
Posted: 6:57 am on April 20th

Greg Jones Greg Jones writes: Looks like it will be a great event-count me in for the pass drawing.
Posted: 3:23 am on April 20th

e8rob e8rob writes: I would certainly like to attend! Hope I win.
Posted: 1:04 am on April 20th

CraigAinKC CraigAinKC writes: Thanks for the opportunity to win! I look forward to winning!
Posted: 11:20 pm on April 19th

tmh tmh writes: Would love to go! I'll cross my fingers...
Posted: 10:03 pm on April 19th

GlenRoseBud GlenRoseBud writes: I promise I will help promote this event when I am chosen. Would love to attend. Should I pack my bag?
Posted: 9:49 pm on April 19th

orvsr4me orvsr4me writes: Sorry everyone, they are going to pick me. Please let me know
ASAP because I was going to reserve my tickets today. Really...
Posted: 9:15 pm on April 19th

b33tl3 b33tl3 writes: Sounds like a great event. I would love a free pass.

Posted: 8:40 pm on April 19th

saschafer saschafer writes: Posting a comment is so much work... Isn't there an easier way to enter?

Posted: 5:54 pm on April 19th

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