Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, many vendors and professional woodworkers are conducting remote virtual demonstrations, lectures, workshops, and podcasts to fill the gap in not being able to have live classes. On this page, we hope to provide you with links to these events when we know about them. Obviously, if we don't know about these events, we can't tell you about them. So we rely on our members to let us know so we can let you know. If you know of one, send an email email@example.com.
Virtual Symposiums / Shows
The Woodworking Shows - March Month of Woodworking Shows - Organizers of the Woodworking Shows are moving their events online over four weekends in March - the 5th & 6th, 12th & 13th, 19th & 20th, and 26th & 27th. Each event is open Friday and Saturday from 11am to 6pm on each weekend. The cost to attend with access to the show welcome video, clubs & guildws, exhibitors, & select exhibitor demos on the show floor is $0. The attend any of the 8-10 show seminars per weekend you must purchase a ticket for $20.
Woodturners Worldwide Online Symposium is over for 2020. The organizer, Matthew Deighton indicated that he plans on holding another in January 2022. For those that attended, you can watch all the sessions for 30 days. Don't forget to download the handouts for any sessions that had them. [www.woodturnersworldwide.com]
Podcasts & Video Chats Where Woodworkers Can Learn
Fine Woodworking Shop Talk Live - Listen to a variety of topics discussed with prominent woodworkers. Held every two weeks. Sign-up to receive information and link to older sessions HERE.
Making It - A weekly audio podcast available every Friday hosted by Jimmy Diresta, Bob Clagett, and David Picciuto. More information HERE.
Splinters - A weekly podcast with Gary Rogowski - A practical, witty, philosophic, and irreverent podcast focused on furniture building. More detailsHERE.
The Woodworking Podcast - A casual conversation about woodworking with Nick Ferry and Bob Kloes. More information HERE
Wood Talk - Connect with many woodworkers through this audio podcast with Marc Spgnuolo, Shannon Rogers, and Matt Cremona. [Sponsored by Rockler] Get more information HERE.
Association of Woodturners of Great Britain - Website of the AWGB. They are holding online chat sessions twice weekly on Tuesday and Friday evenings at 7:30pm (British time). Their Sunday demonstrations are on hold for now as they are supporting the demos by Chestnut.
Virtual Woodturning Demonstrations - Website managed by Trent Bosch dedicated to virtual demos. You can register for any that are offered as well as connect to archived demonstrations.
Northwest Woodworking Studio - A School for Woodworkers with Master Woodworker Gary Rogowski - A variety of traditional seminars on a vareity of traditional woodworking skills. Gary is moving as many of his in-person classes to an online format also and has a variety of podcasts available on his website.
The Woodwright's School - Roy Underhill's school in Peterboro, NC is now offering Zoom classes. Classes go fast so you need to check back regularly to see what is available. The first session on Dovetails sold out quite quickly!
Woodsmith Seminars - Website from Woodsmith magazine that summarizes Live seminars being held by various experts. You can process payments for individual seminars here or purchase a yearly pass as well as see what seminars are being held. Live seminars include the ability to ask questions.
Blueprint - Woodworking classes on cabinet case construction, drawer construction, router techniques, table saw techniques and more. Furniture construction classes include benches, a shaker nightstand, coffee table and more. More details HERE.
Rob Cosman's Online Workshops - Get more information HERE.
Taunton Workshops - A variety of classes for hands-on learning are available, each with a preview before you pay. See the latest classes HERE.
Woodworking Masterclasses with Paul Sellers - Get more information HERE.
Links to Virtual Demonstrations, Lectures & Workshops
Mondays - Monday Methods Live Streams with Bradley McCalister of Spiracraft - 11am EST - Live on Facebook & YouTube - Link to the session from HERE.
Tuesdays and Fridays - Talking Turning with the AWGB - 7:30pm British (2:30pm EST) - Free - Register HERE.
Fridays - Live Stream with Todd Raines of the Woodturning Tool Store - 2:30pm CDT (3:30 EST) - Free - Connect with Past Live Streams and Link from HERE
As Announced on the Facebook Page - Conkers LIVE! - Livestream demos from the people at Chestnut Products - Signup via a link on the Facebook page HERE to be notified of the events.
As Scheduled - Shop Night Live with Tom McLaughlin of EPIC Woodworking - Livestream demos with Tom from his shop in Canterbury, NH. Topics of interest across the board! Past editions of this event are available on Tom's YouTube Channel or via his website (under Videos). Sign-up on his website to receive emails notifying you of upcoming sessions..
Tuesday, February 23 - Colouring Wood with Ed Pretty - 3pm PST (6pm EST) - Cost is $15. Register & Pay HERE.
Wednesday, February 24 - CONKERS LIVE with Les Thorne - 7pm UK (2pm EST) - Cost is FREE. More info HERE.
Wednesday, February 24 - How to Photograph Your Fine Woodworking - The Next Steps with John Lucas - a Highland Woodworking Live Class - 8pm EST - Cost is $49 [but there is a $10 discount code you can use]. Register & Pay HERE.
Friday, February 26 - Live Stream - Square Bowl with Todd Raines - 2:30pm CST (7pm EST) - Cost is FREE. Connect via the website HERE or via YouTube Channel HERE
Monday, March 1 - Groved and Rough Finished Turning with Chris Parker - 7pm UK (2pm EST) - Cost is €10.00. Register & Pay HERE.
Tuesday, March 2 - Carving Furniture Elements - A Flame Finial with Alf Sharp - a Highland Woodworking Live Class - 8pm EST - Cost is $49 [but there is a $10 discount code you can use]. Register & Pay HERE.
Thursday, March 4 - Aperture Series Hollow Forms with Trent Bosch - 5pm MST (7pm EST) - Cost is $10. Register & Pay HERE.
Friday, March 5 - Live Stream - Platter with Todd Raines - 2:30pm CST (7pm EST) - Cost is FREE. Connect via the website HERE or via YouTube Channel HERE
Saturday, March 6 - Enhancing the Rim with Phil Rose - 1pm EST - Cost is $10. Register & Pay HERE.
Saturday, March 6 - Texturing & Accentuating Color on Your Turnings with Chris Parker - 7pm UK (2pm EST) - Cost is €10.00. Register & Pay HERE.
Sunday, March 7 - Veneer Me Crazy! #8 Compound Veneering, Waterfall Edge with Scott Grove - 12pm EST - Cost is $10 - Register & Pay HERE.
Sunday, March 7- Turquoise Box with Pat Carroll - 7pm UK (2pm EST) - Cost is €10.00. Register & Pay HERE.
Tuesday, March 9 - Sharpening Woodturning Tools with Ed Pretty - 3pm PST (6pm EST) - Cost is $15. Register & Pay HERE.
Friday, March 12 - Live Stream - Rim Decorated Bowl with Todd Raines - 2:30pm CST (7pm EST) - Cost is FREE. Connect via the website HERE or via YouTube Channel HERE
Sunday, March 14 - Texturing with Power Tools with Roberto Ferrer - 3pm EST - Cost is $10. Register & Pay HERE.
Monday, March 15 - The Design and Construction of Teapots - 5pm MST (7pm EST) - Cost is $10. Register & Pay HERE.