Northwest Woodworking Studio Podcast

A practical, witty, irreverent look at the time we spend at the bench creating.

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The Mastery Program

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The Nature of Workmanship

What Happens When We Choose to Build

Models and Design

The importance of planning in scale

Getting Directions

How to get started

Pad Sanders I Have Known

Sanding vs. Hand Planing

10 Things to Know about Wood

Important stuff about wood

Beginner's Mind

Getting started

Brian Boggs, Master Craftsman

Chairmaker, Designer, Engineer, Artist

Discipline and Practice

Handmade: Creative Focus in the Age of Distraction, Chapter 12

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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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