Gary's new book is out: Handmade: Creative Focus in the Age of Distraction. It is part narrative and part discourse on the value of mastery, practice, and creativity in this time of attention disorder. The book argues for the need to create, for using our hands to help us engage with the world, and the value of failure and forgiveness in our work.
To order your book, please check out the link at LINDEN PUBLISHING.
"Dear Gary, Just a quick note to THANK YOU for your book, Handmade. I enjoyed it so much that I read it twice, and extracted even more wisdom on the second reading! The only other 2 books I have ever read twice are Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance and Catcher in the Rye! I have also gifted it to several friends and recommended it to many. Thank you for enriching my life!" Mary Ann Carmack
Handmade argues for the need for individuals and for cultures to remain creative, to stay curious, and to keep engaged with the physical world as a means of thinking more clearly.
DESIGN: Open House on Intention.
Join us May 17th from 6-7:30pm for a lively discussion with Choral Director John Eisemann of Grant High School. The event takes place at the Studio and is free to all. Bring ideas.
Gary Rogowski: Master of Joinery
Our Studio Director Gary Rogowski has received much acclaim for his book The Complete Illustrated Guide to Joinery . Here's what the website "The Best Things" has to say:
There’s no more thorough and readable guide to joinery than this new book from expert woodworker Gary Rogowski. The Complete Illustrated Guide to Joinery uses full-color, step-by-step photo essays to show you how to make every practical woodworking joint. Over 1,400 color photos and drawings illustrate the methods, from simple butt joints to angled tenons and complex scarf joints. Read More
UPCOMING MASTERWORKS CLASS WITH GARY
Join us for an exploration of joinery and precision.
Masterworks: 3 Drawer Case July 8-12, Monday through Friday, 10am-5pm.
For this week of class we focus on precise router work. Learn to cut dovetails with the Keller Jig when we make our drawer case. Also learn how to design and build side hung drawers. Discover how to build out the runners in the case and make them accurate. Then learn a great/ simple joint for drawer construction. Fitting the drawers, inlaying handles, and shaping the case finishes up this great week of class.You will learn a ton of stuff as well as take home a beautiful case. This class counts as a prerequisite toward applying for our Mastery Programs .
Visit our WIN Program page to find out about our high school mentoring program. Woodworking Internships Northwest trains students to design, think creatively, and build fine furniture.
The Mastery Study Program
Invest in Yourself
Mastery Graduate Shea Vollstedt's Bench
The Mastery Study Program is your best opportunity to learn the art and practice of fine woodworking. Learn techniques for design and building that will last a lifetime. Join any of our Mastery Programs, spend time at the bench and invest in your education. Invest in yourself.