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.
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.
Hand Tool Event at the Studio, February 5-6, 2016
Friday 10-6pm Saturday 10-5pm
Free and open to the public. Come and see how great hand tools can make your woodworking easier.