Splinters: The Northwest Woodworking Studio Podcast

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

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On Creativity

A Conversation with Molly Major


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Starting Out

Take all the steps

ReCo Bklyn Lumber

A conversation with Roger Benton about Reco Bklyn's sawmill, lumber, and furniture.

The Jointer Revealed

Tools for tools

My Top Five Hand Planes

Essential hand planes

Get On With the Work

Learning to Live with Mistakes

Glue Changes Everything Too

Glue is lubricant for five seconds.

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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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