Woodworking in America 2008 - Part IV

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Blog entry by David posted 11-16-2008 06:46 PM 1753 reads 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Intrigue, controversy & camaraderie from The Woodworking in America 2008 Conference

This is the 4th and last part from our interview with Neil Lamens of Funitology Productions fame on his last day at The Woodworking in America Conference 2008. In this brief installment, Neil piques our interest with some intrigue at a Woodnet forum dinner during the conference. He also shares a fun story rooted in the controversy of tails first or pins first. Last but not least, Neil got a chance to meet up with Matt Vanderlist from Matt's Basement Workshop and some of the other internet bloggers attending the conference

The 2008 Woodworking in America Conference is sponsored by Popular Woodworking and Woodworking Magazine.

Thanks Neil for a behind the scenes look at the first WIA Conference!

Didn’t get to go to the conference? Well check out these great blogs below for some additional WIA 2008 coverage!

Matt's Basement Workshop

1. Matt's Report from Day #1
2. Matt's WIA 2008 Schedule

The Village Carpenter

1. Kari's WIA 2008 Report from Day#1
2. Kari's WIA 2008 Schedule (check out Kari's card!)


1. Philly's USA Report from Day #1

Woodworker's Resource

1. Craig's WIA 2008 Audio Interviews


1. Al Prepares for Berea, Kentucky


1. Furnitude's Coverage of the Woodworking in America Conference
2. Dovetail session with Frank Klausz and Roy Underhill
3. More on Frank Klausz
4. Holtey Handplanes WIA 2008 Conference Coverage


4 comments so far

View Todd A. Clippinger's profile

Todd A. Clippinger

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#1 posted 11-16-2008 07:23 PM


I really appreciate all the hard work and time that you put into posting these videos for everyone to enjoy.

I have been finishing my vanity project and I have been continually checking for the latest video posts with much anticipation. It has been great hearing the stories and seeing the excitement that Neil has for getting a chance to meet some of the great names in woodworking as well as the others like Matt Vanderlist, who is making a great name for himself.

It just proves how genuine and great the individuals in the woodworking forums are.

Thanks again for all of your efforts.

Gotta go install now -

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

View Lee A. Jesberger's profile

Lee A. Jesberger

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#2 posted 11-18-2008 06:43 PM

Hi Dave;

I have been doing double shifts lately, so I haven’t read your blog, or watched the videos yet. But I did not want you to think I had no interest in them.

Knowing you, they are well worth finding time for. I think I will wait until my mind and eyes of operating at somewhere beyond half mast. (if ever) LOL

Good to see you posting!



-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#3 posted 12-04-2008 09:09 AM

Todd -

It was fun being a “fly on the wall” and collaborate with Neil on these posts!

Lee -

Thank you so much! I think we are on the same work schedule . . . not sure when my eyes will be half mast.



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Bob #2

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#4 posted 12-04-2008 02:54 PM

Thnks for your time and effort Dave.
This is a great contribution to Lj’s


-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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