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PLEASE NOTE the BAND SAW: TUNING & USING Lecture will take place now on April 22nd.
MASTERY PROGRAM OPEN HOUSE APRIL 11TH, SATURDAY, 10AM to 5PM. At the Studio, 1002 SE 8th Ave. Refreshments.
Please join us to see Mastery student work, grab a prospectus, and talk to graduates and teachers about the program.
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.
"Dear Gary, Just a quick note to THANK YOU for your book, Handmade. I enjoyed it so much that I read it twice, and extracted even more wisdom on the second reading! The only other 2 books I have ever read twice are Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance and Catcher in the Rye! I have also gifted it to several friends and recommended it to many. Thank you for enriching my life!" Mary Ann Carmack
Handmade argues for the need for individuals and for cultures to remain creative, to stay curious, and to keep engaged with the physical world as a means of thinking more clearly.
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.
UPCOMING MASTERWORKS CLASS WITH GARY
Craftsman Round Table
Masterworks: Craftsman Round Table, Apr. 13-17, 10am to 5pm, Monday through Friday.
Join us to build this great project. Learn about lay-out for joinery, shaping techniques, and the power of precision.
You will learn a bunch of stuff in class about routers, band saws, spoke shaves and scrapers as well as take home a great table. This class counts as a prerequisite toward applying for our
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.
Please note that our Registration Policy has changed with Paypal's new rules.
The Mastery Study Program
Invest in Yourself
Mastery Graduate Chair by Paul Barker
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.
Request a Prospectus for any of our Mastery Study Programs.
Mastery Program Graduate
The Studio is located at 1002 SE 8th Ave, Portland, OR 97214 503-284-1644
Meet Gary Rogowski
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.
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