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. The Woodworker in Captivity

    Come with us to observe the Woodworker in Captivity. They are a shy proud and circumspect beast. Approach with caution, perhaps with beer, but always with a healthy respect as we spy on their unusual behavior at the bench. ...

    11/05/2018

  2. What Is Sharp?

    Learn about the methods for sharpening. Sharp tools cut better and cleaner. And if you cut yourself with one you heal up faster too. ...

    10/29/2018

  3. Accuracy Drives Me Nuts

    Everyone has standards of accuracy. What are the ones that you can adopt that won't drive you crazy trying to be perfect? Give a listen to this podcast on being accurate and how it can affect your time at the bench. ...

    10/22/2018

  4. The Top 5 Machines in the Shop Not Named the Table Saw

    A furniture maker needs several machines to build their work. But a table saw isn't one of them. ...

    10/15/2018

  5. Splinters I Have Known

    Splinters are a sad and pointed part of a woodworker's life. Reminders of several truths to be found at the bench. There are the attractions of wood, its beauty, its luster, and its grain. And then there are the moments when we forget how sharp wood can be and how ...

    10/08/2018