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Popular Woodworking Magazine has once again assembled an incredible lineup of some the country’s best woodworkers to share their know-how with you. Get up-close-and-personal with these famous woodworkers as you learn how to perfect your hand- and power-tool skills with their guidance.

Returning this year is woodworking icon Roy Underhill, along with WIA favorites Frank Klausz, Don Williams, Graham Blackburn and Peter Galbert.

Acclaimed woodworkers Phil Lowe, W. Patrick Edwards and Drew Langser, among many others, will be speaking at WIA for the first time.

Check back soon for a full list of WIA 2014’s speakers and the opportunity to learn more about each speaker and to see a full list of the classes he or she will be leading.

Dale Barnard [Description]
Nationally acclaimed wood and glass artist Dale Barnard (a.k.a. "The Cabinetmaker") has been featured on HGTV’s Modern Masters, and twice in Popular Woodworking Magazine; his work is currently on display at the Indiana State Museum in its captivating Fearless Furniture Exhibit. Aside from his broad spectrum of artistic endeavors such as designing a Greene & Greene-inspired grandfather clock, completing the furnishings of a 1929 Chris Craft yacht, crafting a wood and glass refrigerator, high fashion pool table complete with leather and glass lighting, as well as accomplishments in methods of stained glass art, Dale is also a teacher. His woodworking school has patrons from across the nation as well as international students. Dale has been creating art and learning his craft since his first woodworking job for his father as an 11-year-old child.
Chuck Bender [Description]
Popular Woodworking Magazine's Chuck Bender began his woodworking career at the tender age of 12 making pieces for family and friends in his basement. In high school, he studied under Master Werner Duerr and later worked for a number of high-end cabinet shops before starting his own custom furniture business, and later, the woodworking school Acanthus Workshop. He decided to move from outside Philadelphia to Cincinnati and join the Popular Woodworking Magazine staff after succumbing to his Graeter’s ice cream addiction.
Jerome Bias [Description]
Jerome Bias makes furniture using 18th-century woodworking techniques, and has a passion for furniture made in North Carolina during the 18th and 19th centuries, especially the furniture of Thomas Day. He works as the joiner at Old Salem, where he gives woodworking demonstrations to thousands of people every year. Originally from of Scotland Neck, N.C., Jerome now lives in rural Orange County, N.C., where he has a workshop (formerly a bedroom) in a 100-year-old farmhouse into his workshop.
Matt Bickford [Description]
What started as a hobby for Matt Bickford a decade ago has become a full-time pursuit. In March of 2010, he "turned pro" and began making and selling traditional wooden moulding planes through his business, M.S. Bickford. In 2012, his book "Mouldings in Practice," was published by Lost Art Press – it's a must-have for anyone interested in demystifying and putting these traditional planes to use.
Graham Blackburn [Description]
Graham was born and trained in London, and now lives in Woodstock, N.Y., where he built his first house more than 25 years ago. He's spent decades designing and making custom furniture. Besides serving as contributing editor to Popular Woodworking, editor of Woodwork and contributing editor to Fine Woodworking, Graham has written numerous books on all aspects of woodworking, from home building to cabinetmaking to hand tools. He was the television host of "Secrets of the Master Craftsmen," and was featured in Maxine Rosenberg’s "Artists of Handcrafted Furniture at Work" and Jane Smiley’s "Artisans of the Catskill Mountains."

In addition to making furniture, and teaching across the United States, Graham also runs Blackburn Books, which recently published the highly acclaimed "Traditional Woodworking Handtools: A Manual for the Woodworker," and its sequel, "Traditional Woodworking Techniques." He is also the author of the new book “Jigs and Fixtures for the Traditional Woodworker”.
Matt Cianci [Description]
Matt Cianci is a professional saw doctor who offers sharpening, repair and sales of handsaws old and new. He specializes in saw sharpening and repair for vintage saws, and teaches saw filing, restoration and saw making classes at several woodworking schools around New England. He is also the host of two DVDs: "Super Tune Your Backsaw“ and "Build a Custom Backsaw" (both from Popular Woodworking).
Brian Coe [Description]
Brian Coe is director of exhibition buildings and furniture maker, Old Salem, Winston-Salem, N. C. He specializes in building historically accurate reproductions of furniture and tools originally made between 1750 and 1830. Brian's list of clients includes the states of North Carolina and Virginia, Old Salem, MESDA and other museums, movie studios and private collections. He has been a guest on "The Woodwright's Shop" and teaches woodworking classes at various locations in North Carolina.
W. Patrick Edwards [Description]
Patrick Edwards is a furniture maker and conservator, and the country's leading expert on French period marquetry. He was honored with the 2014 Cartouche Award from the Society of Period Furniture Makers. Patrick studied physics at the University of California at San Diego, and began working at Maxwell Labs after graduation. But he soon "retired" to pursue a career in making period furniture. Patrick has appeared on "The Woodwright’s Shop" and several other television programs, written articles for numerous publications and taught and presented at numerous schools and conferences on woodworking, appraisal and conservation. He is also the maker of Old Brown Glue.
Megan Fitzpatrick [Description]
Megan Fitzpatrick studied English literature and journalism as an undergraduate at the University of Cincinnati, and worked at two Cincinnati newspapers just out of college. She joined the Popular Woodworking team in 2005 after seven years in marketing. Megan enjoys building period furniture, and she prefers hand tools for most operations simply because they’re quieter (unless they fall off the bench). She holds a master’s degree in English literature, and has completed coursework and exams in her quest for a Ph.D. in early modern drama. She promises to not speak in iambic pentameter.
Peter Galbert [Description]
Peter Galbert is a full-time chairmaker and instructor, whose work is internationally exhibited and collected. He teaches at his historic workshop in central Massachusetts as well as at craft schools across the country, and also creates and makes tools for chairmaking (among other things, he invented the innovative Galbert Caliper, a direct reading caliper for spindle turning).

Peter has written articles for Fine Woodworking and is currently working on “Windsor Chairs: A Foundation,” a book due out in the fall of 2014 (Lost Art Press). When he isn’t in the workshop, Peter enjoys raising goats, making maple syrup and gardening. and
Glen Huey [Description]
Glen D. Huey changed his focus from home-building to building 18th- and early 19th-century furniture after completing a large built-in bar almost two decades ago – the success of that project helped nudge him into the furniture shop (it didn’t hurt that the change meant a heated shop instead of working outside in Midwest winters.)

In 2005, with nearly 15 years of experience and writing a few furniture books, Glen joined the staff at Popular Woodworking Magazine, and stayed for five years before going back to custom building. But he missed working on a magazine and came back in 2013. He's now executive editor of Popular Woodworking Magazine – a position that combines his passion for woodworking with the business education he completed (too many years ago) at the University of Cincinnati.
Frank Klausz [Description]
In woodworking circles, the name Frank Klausz practically is synonymous with no-fuss, tight-fitting hand-cut dovetails, and he's taught countless woodworkers to cut joints of all sorts by hand through his videos, seminars and magazine articles. He's one of the most recognized craftsmen of our age – and rightfully so. He recently retired from full-time work, and has been staying busy in his new home shop, building furniture and recording new videos, including "Joinery Master Class" (Popular Woodworking).
Drew Langsner [Description]
Drew Langser has been doing traditional woodworking since 1972 when he apprenticed with master cooper Ruedi Kohler in the Swiss Alps. Drew was introduced to Swedish spoon and bowl carving in 1977 under the tutelage of Wille Sundqvist. In 1979, Drew began making ladderback chairs (with John Alexander) and in 1983, he began making Windsor chairs (with Dave Sawyer). He is the author of numerous woodworking articles and five books on woodworking, including "Country Woodcraft," "Green Woodworking" and "The Chairmaker's Workshop."
Phil Lowe [Description]
Phil Lowe has been involved with woodworking since 1968 and is the author of many magazine articles on the craft. He is featured in the "Time Life" series on woodworking and in videos with The Taunton Press including " Carve a Ball and Claw Foot," "Making a Sheraton Bed" and, most recently, "Measuring Furniture for Reproduction." Phil's teaching experience includes 10 years (1975 -1985) as an instructor at Boston's North Bennett Street School, where he was a department head for the latter five.

Since 1985, Phil has operated a furniture making and restoration shop in Beverly, Mass., producing work for the private sector and museums throughout North America. In 1997, Phil started The Furniture Institute of Massachusetts which offers hands-on classes in all facets of traditional furniture making. Phil has been a visiting instructor and demonstrator at various schools and woodworking organizations throughout the United States and Canada. He is the winner of the 2005 Cartouche Award from SAPFM.
MESDA [Description]
Robert Leath, Johanna Brown, June Lucas of MESDA; The curatorial staff of MESDA is highly regarded and has lectured at museums across the country. Robert Leath is Chief Curator & Vice President of Collections & Research. He has appeared on North Carolina Public Television and is the author of several articles for the magazine "Antiques" and has been published in "American Furniture". Johanna Brown is Curator of Moravian Decorative arts and Director of Collections and has been published in "Antiques and Fine Art", June Lucas is Director of Research and has been published in "Antiques and Fine Art" and "American Furniture".
Will Neptune [Description]
Will Neptune is a furniture maker and master carver who lives and works near Boston. He credits two summer courses at Boston University with inspiring him to pursue woodworking as a craft. Will continued his training by attending the two year furniture making course at the North Bennet Street School in Boston, where he became a full time instructor and taught for 15 years in the Furnituremaking Program.

He left his teaching position in order to devote more time to commission work for furniture and architectural elements. Will continues to teach at workshops across the country and also writes for Fine Woodworking magazine, which has published a series of his articles explaining construction techniques used for typical furniture forms. He is the 2013 winner of SAPFM's Cartouche Award.
Wilbur Pan [Description]
Wilbur Pan lives in New Jersey, and is a woodworker who has long had an interest in understanding the use of Japanese tools. He has written articles on Japanese tools for Popular Woodworking Magazine, and on his blog, Giant Cypress. He has given talks on Japanese tools to the NYC Woodworkers Guild and at World Maker Faire New York, and is currently the Secretary of the Central Jersey Woodworkers Association.
Roy Underhill [Description]
Roy Underhill, a former master craftsman at Colonial Williamsburg (and the living history museum’s first master housewright), is the host of the PBS show “The Woodwright’s Shop,” the longest-running how-to show on television. Since the show’s inception, Roy has championed the use of traditional hand tools and techniques and has featured guests ranging from well-known woodworkers including Michael Dunbar, Steve Latta and Frank Klausz, Mary May, Peter Follansbee and Christopher Schwarz, to specialist artisans in blacksmithing, cooperage and more.

He’s also written a number of books on traditional craft and shop practices, including “The Woodwright’s Shop: A Practical Guide to Traditional Woodcraft” (UNC Press) and “The Woodwright's Guide to Working with Wedge & Edge” (UNC Press). Several years ago, Roy founded The Woodwright’s School, a small woodworking school in Pittsboro, N.C. Through his books, show, classes and live presentations, Roy has introduced thousands of people to traditional hand-tool woodworking. Roy is a member of the Society of American Period Furniture Makers and the Early American Industries Association.)
Don Williams [Description]
Don Williams is a Virginia-based conservator, educator, author and finisher, and has over the past 40 years worked on preserving and restoring some of the most interesting objects in our nation’s public and private collections. He has written and taught on an array of subjects related to artifact conservation, woodworking and historical wood finishing.  In his spare time he passionately pursues varied interests, including economics, metal casting and homesteading.

His current projects include the almost-finished reconstruction of a 19th-century timber frame barn as a studio/classroom/command center at his remote mountain retreat (complete with its own micro-hydropower system), replicating the chairs of Samuel Gragg, building a japanned Queen Anne highboy, fabricating a classical style marquetry chevalet and the requisite collection of historically inspired workbenches, and publishing the annotated translation of J.A. Roubo’s 1765 masterpiece “L’Art du Menuisier” (Lost Art Press) and an exquisitely illustrated book on the H. O. Studley tool cabinet and workbench (forthcoming from LAP).