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
The Hand Tool Shop
In this Masterworks class, come and learn the joys of working with hand tools. You will build several small projects learning about tool care and use, sharpening, and joinery. All four of these classes count 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.
WIN PROGRAM Friend Raiser and Open House
Join us May 6th from 5-7PM for an Open House at the Studio and a big thank you to all of our WIN supporters. This year has been a huge success and we want to express our appreciation for all that our sponsors and friends have done for us. Come and see some of the student work on display. Join us for a beer from Base Camp brewing or wine from The Bottle Shop in Sellwood. Meet our Board Members and check out what the Studio does. It will be a fun time, with no pressure, just a thanks to everyone who helped us get started this year.
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.
Introducing The Build Small Lecture Series! Sponsored by PAD, The Northwest Woodworking Studio, and RS Wallace Construction
The feedback PAD received after last fall's Build Small, Live Large Summit was loud and clear: people want more opportunities to learn how they can make small housing work for them. Now you can have access to some of the great speakers and topics from the Summit in a series of convenient evening lectures.
Connecting and Educating the Small Home Community. Get your ticket for the whole series now. Register now."Tiny house" means many things to many people, but there are important differences behind Portland's popular small home types that can be hard to puzzle out. Learn the fundamental pros, cons, legalities, and costs for building a tiny house on wheels, a backyard cottage, and other types of small homes, and figure out the path that's best suited for you.
Intro to Tiny Houses on Wheels on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 | 6:00-8:00 pm at the Studio. Join us. Get your ticket soon. It was standing room only at the last lecture. Dee Williams, PAD Tiny Houses and Derin Williams of Shelter Wise will talk.