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Chair Design, Please Sit

Chair design is a fairly new design concept. Read Witold Rybczynski’s book called Home and he points out that chairs were used only by royalty for centuries. The idea of comfort only came later on after the Middle Ages. The … Continue reading

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Why not Dovetails?

Hand cut dovetails are a pain in the butt. So some would say. I say differently. They are a giant . . . delight. Consider the dovetails below, cut by John in last year’s Resident Mastery Program. This drawer is … Continue reading

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Carpe Diem

Carpe diem does not mean fish of the day. It means get out there and do something. It means that time is a’wastin’. It means get down to the shop and build something. Create something of value for yourself & for … Continue reading

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Too Many Fumes

Ever have a problem with finishing? I’m probably alone in this. Or I’ve been sniffing too many fumes. Finishing is chemistry plus alchemy. Plus one more thing. This item is an attitude. An attitude that finishers have but furniture makers … Continue reading

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Sandpaper is Evil

By conservative estimate, over my 40 years of woodworking I have sanded several hundred miles of wood. My sanding odometer broke one day and I never fixed it so this is just a guess. I figure that I sanded enough … Continue reading

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This Wednesday 5/21 join us for DESIGN:Open House on le Musee des Arts et Metiers

Join us at our next DESIGN: Open House Wednesday, May 21st from 6 to 7:30pm to get a glimpse of my own sense of curiosity. I found a museum in Paris over the last few years that is a treasure … Continue reading

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May DESIGN:Open House on the Musee des Arts et Metiers

  Musee des Arts et Metiers in Paris’ 3rd arrondisement is considered a conservatory of inventions. It is not listed in any museum search. Yet it houses one of the best collections of forms and  sculptures masquerading as ideas for … Continue reading

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Meet Elia Bizzari

Meet Elia Bizzari, Windsor chairmaker and prolific instructor. He teaches both online and at woodworking studios throughout the country. He will be teaching two classes for us this summer, the Continuous Arm Windsor Chair and the Sack Back Windsor Chair. About … Continue reading

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Oregon Art Beat Exhibition Celebrates 15 Years Of Creativity

Northwest Woodworking Studio Director Gary Rogowski will be featured in the Oregon Artbeat Exhibition. From Art Beat’s Facebook Page In honor of Oregon Art Beat’s 15th season, OPB is excited to present the Oregon Art Beat Exhibition: Celebrating 15 Years … Continue reading

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Distance Mentoring Students Speak

Sushi Box by David Corey, Distance Mastery/Mentoring Graduate “I have learned so much and grown quite a bit in my time in the Distance Mentoring Program. I have really enjoyed learning from you. I know I wouldn’t be anywhere close … Continue reading

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