103 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 with Gary Rogowski Northwest Woodworking Studio

    • Arts
    • 4.9 • 53 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.

    What If?

    What If?

    • 4 min
    Rock Climbing and the Online Mastery Program

    Rock Climbing and the Online Mastery Program

    • 16 min
    Pay Attention

    Pay Attention

    • 10 min
    Bird Brain

    Bird Brain

    • 9 min
    Footsteps

    Footsteps

    • 7 min
    Dead Weight

    Dead Weight

    • 12 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
53 Ratings

53 Ratings

blue footed boobies ,

Splinters are real

Gary has a good honest tale to tell about his path into woodworking and what it means to him. He discusses all aspects of the tools of the trade and the trade itself with great analogies and experiences he has had. His articles in FWW mag and books like Taunton’s Joinery book attest to his respected skillset as a woodworker. Good humble stuff here.

Jcookwyo ,

Life lessons

I’m not a woodworker, but I’ve listened to several Splinters episodes after looking for podcasts on recovering from mistakes. It’s hard to stop listening to these episodes! Although I don’t understand the woodworking/craftsman language, I find Gary’s wisdom about navigating work and life so calming. Thank you.

Enigma ou812 ,

Introspection can be a cruel mistress

Be Thor, like woodwork so goes life. Gary’s deep dive into the mind of the woodworker is both familiar and fun. Words are like old friends.

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