All class and no play makes Jack a dull woodworker, so we’ve included optional events for you to network with fellow attendees and WOOD magazine staff, get some hands-on tool time, and shape up your shop with new tools.


"Acme After Hours"

For this private event we’ll take you to Acme Tools’ state-of-the-art Des Moines showroom, where you can pick the brains of factory reps from woodworking tool manufacturers, get deep discounts on tools, and enjoy free food grilled onsite by the Iowa Pork Producers. Guaranteed low prices and free shipping make this a can’t-miss event. 


Charity Build:
Veterans Urns

Here’s your chance to actually build something during your visit to WOOD magazine. You’ll team up with fellow attendees to build cremation urns for the Iowa Veterans Cemetery to be donated to U.S. military veterans who died with no family or money.  Thanks to Ridgid and Ryobi for providing tools for the build and for their sponsorship of this event.