Past National Speakers

Each year the National Speaker Committee works to identify visiting speakers who have a unique perspective or history with our members. Below are many of our visiting speakers, who represent a wide-variety of backgrounds and expertise.

2018-2019

Mike DanialStickley Historian
Scott GroveFurniture Maker
Mike HosalukWoodturner
Yoav LibermanFurniture Designer and Maker
John JordanWoodturner – Life’s Work
Kathy Wise Intarsia – Life’s Work
Mitch Kohanek Finisher

2017-2018

2017-2018

Bob Van Dyke             Connecticut Valley School of Woodworking
Doug Stowe                Custom furniture and small boxes
Mark Hedin                 Homebuilder and fine furniture
Tom Wirsing               Turner
Steve Latta                  Thaddeus Stevens College
Marc Adams                Marc Adams: His work and school

2016-2017     

Jeff Miller                    Chairs and the design process
Jim Altemus                Genesee Country Village and Museum
Greg Johnson              Finishing, restoration, conservation
John Beaver                Wood Turner – Wave bowl
Allan Breed                 Newport Furniture – design techniques for carvings
Darrel Peart                Furniture Maker – Style of Greene and Greene
Ron Herman               Antiquity Builders and Woodworking with Ron

2015-2016     

Lou Irion                     Irion Lumber
Craig Smith                 Music Box Restoration
Tom Lie-Nielsen         Hand Tool Maker
Mike Pekovich            Fine Furniture and Fine Woodworking Magazine
Stuart Batty                 Woodturner
Kevin Rodel                 Arts and Crafts Furniture
Mario Rodriguez        Woodworker

2014-2015     

Garrett Hack               Furniture Maker – Motivations and Methodology
Bob Yorburg                Carver
George Perzel             Laser Engraving/Art
Glen Huey                   Furniture Maker – Period Furniture
Nick Cook                    Woodturner
Mike Masceli              Furniture Restorer/Refinisher
Hilary Russell            Cane/Kayak Builder

2013-2014     

Peter Follansbee         17th Century Joined Furniture
Mary May                   Carver
Chuck Rinehart           Furniture Maker
Bernie Lehmann         Luthier
Douglas Green             Furniture Maker – NO
John Lucas                   Woodturner

2012-2013     

Greg Johnson              Finishing
Phillip Lowe                 Period Furniture
Keith Tompkins           Woodturner
Rich Hoven                  Historical Barn Structures
Nancy Hiller                Kitchen Design
Peter Galbert              Windsor Chairs

2011-2012     

Silas Kopf                    The Techniques and Artistry of Marquetry
Scott Grove                 Advanced Veneering Techniques
Peter Galbert              Windsor Chairs
Bill Grumbine              Bowl Turning Techniques
George Walker            Unlocking the Designer inside you
Michael Fortune         Design and Construction Process with Examples
Will Neptune               Router Jigs & Fixtures for Furniture Construction

2010-2011     

Chris Schwarz             Woodworker and Author
Binh Pho                      Woodturner
Frank Klausz                Fine Furniture and Reproductions
James Plukas               Furniture Maker
Don McConnell           Plane Maker
Steve Latta                  Period Furniture
Gregory Vadney          Stickley Museum

2009-2010     

Greg Johnson              Finishing Basics
Al Stirt                         International perspectives on wood turning
Rob Lee                       Lee valley and Veritas product development
Marc Adams                Marc Adams School of Woodturning
Ernie Conover             The Dovetail history, signifiance and tooling
Jeff Headley                Fine/Period Furniture
Marc St. Ledger           Passing it down

2008-2009     

Scott Grove                 Contemporary Classic Furniture
Alan Lacer                   Turning with a Skew
Mike Mascelli              Basic Upholstery for woodworkers
John Dodd                   Creativity and Design
Dave Hout                   Turning a metal bowl and a natural-edge bowl
Graham Blackburn    Furniture by design & hand tools

2007-2008     

Don Geiger                  Woodturner
Tom Pafk                     Custom Handmade Furniture
Michael Mascelli        Upholstery
Kelly Mehler               Fine furniture
Gene Landon              Reproduction furniture

2006-2007     

Cindy Drozda              Woodturner
Nick Schade                Canoes & Kayaks
Curt Theobald             Segmented turning
Garrett Hack               Hand Planes

2005-2006     

Darrel Peart                Furniture in the style of Greene and Greene
Chuck Rinehart           Fine furniture
Alan Breed                  Newport furniture
Gary Rogowski            Tools, fixtures and jigs
David Marks                Contemporary furniture and finishes
Giles Gilson                 Turning sculptural forms

2004-2005     

Roy Underhill              The Woodwright’s Shop
Thomas Lie-Nielsen   Tool Maker
Steve Latta                  Cabinetmaker & Instructor
Lyle Jamieson              Woodturner & Artist
Phil Lowe                    Period Furniture Maker and Teacher
Don Williams              Furniture Conservator, Smithsonian Institute

2003-2004     

Brian Boggs                 Chairmaker

2002-2003     

Bob Henry                   Furniture
David Ellsworth          Woodturner
Greg Rossel                 Boat Builder

2001-2002     

Kelly Mehler School of Woodworking
Russ Jacobsohn           Carving
Doug Mooberry          Period Furniture
Betty Scarpino             Woodturner, Wood Art
Frank Klausz                Fine Furniture and Reproductions

2000-2001     

David Wright               Windsor Chairs
Steve Loar                   Furniture Design
Craig Stevens              Furniture Maker – Marquetry
Jeff Jewett                   Finishing
Mitch Kohanek            Finishing
Judy Ditmer                Woodturner
Alan Lancer                 Woodturner
Roger Cliffe                 Table Saw Techniques