Inlay is magic. It can transform a plain panel into a feast for the eye. Come and learn the secrets for placing inlay in your work. We'll start with inlaying simple wooden dots and squares that can transform a board or draw the eye up with a curve. With drill press and band saw, we can create ground and inlay for a wide variety of patterns and shapes.
Learn to inlay curved lines and how to bend your inlay before placing it. Discover how to shape inlay for more complex work like floral and animal patterns and get a great technique for heat shading your inlay pieces. This is one of the woodworker's skills that never tires. It is always the best fun in a project to get to the inlay work and let the world go by as you focus on the piece. Join us and learn the inlay skills that can use to make your pieces sing.
Learn to design and place inlay in your work from the safety of your own home shop with Master Woodworker Gary Rogowski. There will be ample opportunity to ask questions and get feedback on your work because we will offer this workshop over two days. Friday night we will begin with simple techniques. You'll have Saturday to practice and pull together your questions. Then on late Saturday afternoon we'll start tackling some of the trickier techniques.
Gary Rogowski is the Director of The Northwest Woodworking Studio in Portland, OR. He has been designing and building furniture since 1978. His design work has been shown at museums and galleries nationwide. As a Contributing Editor at Fine Woodworking Magazine for fourteen years, he wrote, The Complete Illustrated Guide to Joinery, is in its 18th printing and translated into many languages. His latest book is entitled Handmade: Creative Focus in the Age of Distraction, Linden Publishing.
Follow him on Twitter @GaryRogowski and listen to his practical, philosophical and humorous podcast: “Splinters with Gary Rogowski”.
Join us August 7-8 for our first Online Workshop. Space is limited. Sign up to listen and watch and try your hand at inlay from the safety of your own shop. This will be a workshop that is packed with information courtesy of Zoom. Please stay tuned as we start to post new content on Youtube for all to see.