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:
MASTERWORKS: WORK BENCH
In this Masterwork class learn from Master Woodworker, Gary Rogowski, how to make your work bench. Everyone needs a solid bench to work on. Learn a variety of mortise and tenon joints as you build your bench to last a lifetime. This workshop counts as a prerequisite toward applying for any of our Mastery Programs .
Trained as a writer and teacher, Gary decided right out of college to learn the craft of woodworking. His life had changed when he found an old hand plane and a chunk of fir outside his place in SE Portland. He made his first piece of furniture with that wood. You can see that hand plane sitting on top of one of his tool cabinets still. When he bought his first Yates American band saw, his work changed. Sharing his passion for the craft and his love of teaching, join us at the Studio to study with one of this country's finest educators.
MASTERY SHOW: BENCHES
Benefit Auction for
Albany Habitat Restoration
Nov. 6th, 1st Thursday 5-8pm
Join us 1st Thursday Nov. 6th from 5-8pm for our MASTERY SHOW: BENCHES. This year's benefit auction supports habitat restoration in the Albany watershed area.
Our graduate Mastery students lent their support and built benches with Oregon White Oak. The trees from the Hackleman Grove were cut down by Lowe's, Inc. to make room for a new store in the Albany area. Mark Azevedo saved the trees and turned them into 3000 board feet of quartersawn lumber with his Sawing in the Schools Program.
Benches are symbolic of our gathering together as a family or community to share ideas, food, or friendship. Join us in helping raise money for the Albany Habitat Restoration cause and carry a great Oregon White Oak bench home to enjoy.
Free, open to all, beer and refreshments. Come and join us.