Classes, Lectures and Workshops


Upcoming Lectures

Past Lectures

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The chisel is one of those tools that calls up a variety of woodworking jobs: bottle opener, roof tar remover, nail punch, pry bar and screwdriver, if truly needed. But this wedge shaped object is also capable of some of the finest work at the bench if one knows the secrets to tuning and using its shape. Join our Online series with this lecture entitled: Chiseled to learn the chisel’s charms.

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What kind of table do you sit down at to eat your meals? What sort of table holds your notebook? Tables come in many shapes, several sizes, and each design can make us feel differently when sitting down for a meal or a game of cards. They can have different intentions from a coarse rustic feel to an elegant dining experience. Come and learn how to shape your table for your own design taste.

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3 Simple Finishes will demystify the world of oils, varnishes, and shellac. There is much to learn about these reactive finishes and the solvent release ones. Come and get information that will simplify your finish work.

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When it comes to building a project, you are the lumber buyer, the sawyer, and the joiner of this wood. Knowing the qualities of wood in general and something about some species in specific will make a difference in your building projects. Learn how to up your lumber game from Master Woodworker Gary Rogowski. Join us for this Online Lecture March 10.

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I’m headed to a desert island with no power. These are the first hand tools that I would grab for. The ones that I would use most every day at the bench. And this isn’t just for work on an island. These are the tools that I use every day.


Upcoming Workshops

Past Workshops

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Inlay will transform your work. There are simple techniques you can learn that can make a simple piece sing out loud.


Upcoming Classes

Hammers and Clamps 01

with Master Woodworker Gary Rogowski
Online Class and Series | Sat, Nov 11, 2023 – Sat, Apr 13, 2024
Level: All Levels Welcome
  • Coming Soon. November launch of a five chapter video series called Setting Up Shop.
  • 1pm-3pm every other Saturday. Two hrs. live and recorded lectures. Nov. 11th to April 13th, 2024.
  • Setting Up Shop gives the novice, the newcomer and the practiced, valuable information on how to set up a shop space to do any type of woodworking. Each lecture tackles a topic necessary for a smooth running shop and then a demonstration of a project build for each class.
  • Office hours before class provide access to a Master Woodworker twice a month throughout the term.
  • Videos remain available as well as the Q&A session after each live class for one year for students.
  • 12 lectures divided into 4 Chapters. Get the full set for 20% off, $495.
  • Projects are all shop related: bench hook, push sticks, file handles, sharpening station, router table, plane cabinet, clamp rack, and more.

Past Classes

Available On Demand

This Build Along Session focuses on a jewelry box design of mine. I first made it as a commission some years ago but new versions of this sweet box have appeared over the years. It is simply made but well made. It uses pinned finger joints for the body of the main box. My joinery demonstrations will include a great band saw method and hand sawing techniques as well to make the carcase. The lid is a breadboard end design/ construction. While it lends a certain look to the piece, it also helps to hold that thin lid flat over time. Discover some of the secrets to making great breadboard end joints in this BAS.