Welcome to the Studio
EVENT: DESIGN: Open House Nov. 29th from 6-7:30pm. Book reading/ signing for Handmade: Creative Focus in the Age of Distraction by Gary Rogowski. Join us for a lively discussion on creativity, mastery, and the value of failure.
Let Gary take you on a quick tour:
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
In this Masterworks class, challenge yourself and build a great work bench. Your bench is the center of your shop, the center of your universe. Learn mortise and tenon and shaping techniques. Get practice with spoke shaves and scrapers. Join us. This class 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.
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
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 to invest in yourself. Spend time at the bench and