58 episodes

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.

Splinters: The Northwest Woodworking Studio Podcast Gary Rogowski

    • Education
    • 4.9, 30 Ratings

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.

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
30 Ratings

30 Ratings

NewWoodwrkr ,

Interesting reflections, a great listen

Really enjoy Gary’s musings and lessons. He shares what he’s learned - the good and bad. Appreciate his intellect and keeping his podcast “grown-up” instead of always trying to be funny like some in this genre. Listen carefully and you will catch the constant thread of great encouragement. Never thought musings on various tools could be so entertaining.

Point of interest: actually the Phillips screw and driver were invented by John P Robertson in 1932. Robertson sold his patent to Henry Phillips after not being able to get interest in it. Phillips was a businessman who drive its popularity.

Beanbone ,

Real

Gary doesn’t just give us information but he’s good at voicing what is going through our minds as we work or screw up or do well. This is very informative but in a realistic manner. Thanks Gary.

Wrecks2007 ,

Good wood info.

Good and insightful info explained in an understandable manner. Keep up the good work Gary.

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