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.
Please come by for the Lie-Nielsen Hand Tool Event, Feb. 15-16, free and open to all hand tool junkies.
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
Join us for a Masterworks class on joinery and build this classic Craftsman style design. This week will explore the beauty of mortise and tenon joinery. Some of it is hidden, some is left through and proud. Get practice shaping, using jigs for the router and band saw, and use hand tools like spoke shaves and hand planes. You will learn so much and then go home with a great project. This class counts as a prerequisite toward applying for any of 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
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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.