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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Virtual Symposiums / Shows
American Association of Woodturners Virtual Symposium - The AAW will hold a second 2021 virtual symposium on Saturday, November 6th and Sunday, November 7th. More details to follow. Visit the AAW webpage for more details HERE.
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.
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.
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.
Woodcarving Academy- Website that brings together videos, demonstrations, etc. from different excellent wood carvers for easy access to all. A subscription fee gives access to all videos but there are several areas of the website that do not require a sign-in.
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.
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!
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 Announced via Email Notifications - Live Woodturning Demonstrations from Australia - Record Power sponsors a set of LIVE demonstrations on a variety of topics. These FREE educational programs cover a variety of topics. In order to receive the emails with details, send an email with the word RSVP in the subject line to email@example.com. Your login details are provided along with a schedule via email. Late March 2021 note: These events are on hold due to technical issues.
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..
Wednesday, September 1 - Learn to Turn Boxes! Mushroom Box with Cindy Drozda - 1pm EST - Cost is $20. Register & Pay HERE.
September 10, 13, 17, 20, 24 & 27 - Woodcarving a Female Face with Janet Cordell - 5pm EST - Cost is $160- Register & Pay HERE.
September 11, 12, 18, 19, 25 & 26 - Woodcarving Caricature Expressions with Dave Stetson - 12:30pm EST - Cost is TBD - Register & Pay HERE.
Saturday, September 11 - Bird Mouth Hollow Form with Kade Bolger - 10am EST - Cost is $13 CAD - Register & Pay HERE.
Sunday, September 12 - Carved Pot with Legs with Pat Carroll - 7pm Irish (2pm EST) - Cost is £10. Register & Pay HERE.
Saturday, September 18 - Enhancement with the Bald Woodturner - 7pm UK (2pm EST) - Cost is £10. Register & Pay HERE.
Thursday, September 16 - WOODSMITH SEMINAR - Building Doors - 11am CST (12noon EST) - Cost is $14.95. Register & Pay HERE.
Saturday, September 25 - AAW Presents: Simon Begg, German Rings - 4pm EST - Cost is TBD. Register & Pay
Sunday, September 26 - Long Stem Natural Edge Bowl with Pat Carroll - 7pm Irish (2pm EST) - Cost is £10. Register & Pay HERE.
October 2 & 3 - Frankenstein Bottle Stopper with Kevin Applegate - 12:30pm EST - Cost is $65 - Register & Pay HERE.
October 2, 3, 9 & 10 - Woodcarving Redd the Fox with Bob Hershey - 4:30pm EST - Cost is $125 - Register & Pay HERE.
Saturday, October 9 - Teardrop Box with Kade Bolger - 10am EST - Cost is $13 CAD - Register & Pay HERE.
October 9, 10 & 16 - Woodcarving Santa with Lantern with Dwayne Gsnell - 12:30pm EST - Cost is $100 plus roughout shipping - Register & Pay HERE.
Saturday, October 23 - AAW Presents: Beth Ireland, Using the Lathe to Make Stringed Instruments- 3pm EST - Cost is TBD. Register & Pay
October 23, 24, 30 & 31 - Santa with Dale Green- 12:30pm EST - Cost is TBD - Register & Pay HERE.