Splinters with Gary Rogowski

--- Gary Rogowski ---

This podcast series is a look at furniture building from a veteran maker, designer, and author. The episodes are practical, philosophic, witty, and irreverent. Gary was a former contributing editor at Fine Woodworking Magazine, and founded The Northwest Woodworking Studio, A School for Woodworkers, in Portland, Oregon in 1997. He has no illusions about the value of this work in today’s culture of fast and furious and disposable. Making art, building furniture, is work that is useless and beautiful, and necessary for those who produce it. Creativity feeds the soul like nothing else can.

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Latest Episodes…

  1. Problem Solving

    Problem solving, planning, strategizing: these things take up the time at the bench. And when done well, the results make that investment of time well worth it. ...


  2. The Mastery Program

    At The Northwest Woodworking Studio, we offer a school of thought and practice in the skills of design and woodworking. ...


  3. The Nature of Workmanship

    The very act of building/ creating/ making furniture is an act filled with implications about you and your goals. ...


  4. Models and Design

    Front end load your design work and you will feel better at the back end when you finish a piece. Sketching, full scale modeling in cardboard, and quarter scale models are enormous aids in discovering what's right and what's wrong about your design ideas. ...


  5. Getting Directions

    Few of us end up where we had imagined ourselves from the start. ...