Northwest Woodworking Studio Podcast

10 EpisodesProduced by northwestwoodworking

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, … read more

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Gift Giving Guide

December 3rd, 2018


Here are some gift ideas certain to please every woodworker. Or ones that will make a great list to place where your gift giver can see and seize the Aha! moment.


November 26th, 2018


The chisel, the wedge in action, is as useful a shape as we can find in the shop. Every cutting tool shares this wedge shape in …

My Top Ten Tools to Take to a Desert Island

November 12th, 2018


Which tools are the most necessary at the bench? There are so many choices and limiting it to just ten of them makes for hard …

The Woodworker in Captivity

November 5th, 2018


Come with us to observe the Woodworker in Captivity. They are a shy proud and circumspect beast. Approach with caution, perhaps with beer, but always with a healthy respect as we spy on their unusual …

What Is Sharp?

October 29th, 2018


Learn about the methods for sharpening. Sharp tools cut better and cleaner. And if you cut yourself with one you heal up faster too.

Accuracy Drives Me Nuts

October 22nd, 2018


Everyone has standards of accuracy. What are the ones that you can adopt that won't drive you crazy trying to be perfect? Give a listen to this podcast on being accurate and how it can affect your time …

The Top 5 Machines in the Shop Not Named the Table Saw

October 15th, 2018


A furniture maker needs several machines to build their work. But a table saw isn't one of them.

Splinters I Have Known

October 8th, 2018


Splinters are a sad and pointed part of a woodworker's life. Reminders of several truths to be found at the bench. There are the attractions of wood, its beauty, its luster, and its grain. And then …

Which Wood, Why?

October 1st, 2018


Your choice of wood can make a difference to your happiness in the shop. Learn about the differences between hardwoods, ring porous vs. diffuse and semi-ring porous woods, and how grain will affect the …


September 9th, 2018


Our very first podcast opens with a chat about the new book by Gary Rogowski called Handmade: Creative Focus in the Age of Distraction. Gary is a furniture maker, author, …

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