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The Woodworking in America Marketplace is where you’ll find the biggest and best hand tool makers, power tool vendors and woodworking suppliers—all under one roof. It’s your opportunity to try before you buy and to find out what you need to know from people who are truly informed about the product—and sometimes even directly from the tool’s maker!

The Marketplace also features Shop Talk discussions in a dedicated area of the show floor. Connect directly with vendors and suppliers about their products in a fun and informal setting. Check back soon for more details about Shop Talk and for WIA Marketplace Floor Plan.

Click Here to View the Full list of Exhibitors.

Marketplace Hours

Friday, September 12 Saturday, September 13
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Shop Talk Schedule:

Friday, September 12

Exhibitor Topic Speaker Time
Trend Machinery & Cutting Tools Sharpening Hand Tools James Barry 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Lie-Nielsen Toolworks Fine Tuning a Hand Plane Deneb Puchalski 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Legacy Woodworking Introduction to CNC Woodworking John Hennon 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Earlex HVLP Spray Finishing Basics Sam Hamory 2:00PM - 3:00PM

Saturday, September 13

Exhibitor Topic Speaker Time 
Arbortech Power Carving in the Shop Kevin Inkster 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Steve Wall Lumber How to Buy Wood Steve Wall 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Lie-Nielsen Understanding the Core Hand Tools Deneb Puchalski 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Woodcraft Setting Up a Japanese Handplane Phil Fuentes 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Earlex Steam Bending Wood Basics Sam Hamory 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Marketplace Happenings:
  • Visit the Popular Woodworking Bookstore
  • Child-friendly woodworking activities at the North Carolina Woodworkers Booth, which includes children making Hope Band bracelets, which are bracelets children create and they send half of their bracelet to a sick child in a state hospital and free whittling lessons on Saturday
  • Silent Auction for a beautiful handmade chest featuring 24 unique drawers crafted by 19 woodworkers from North Carolina Woodworkers- Auction ends at 5:00pm on Saturday
  • Marketplace attendees can enter to win THIS Steel Frame Band Saw brought to you by Jet Tools! Complete an entry form on your way into the marketplace.


Marketplace Hours

Friday, September 12 Saturday, September 13
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.


After you visit the WIA Marketplace, be sure to check out the South Eastern Custom Knife Show, which is also located at Benton Convention Center over the same weekend! Be sure to show your badge or Marketplace ticket to get into the knife show at a discounted rate of $7. Click the image below for more information.