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Splinters with Gary Rogowski

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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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.

Which Wood, Why, reprise

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Jul 26 2021

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Change

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I hate change. I love change.

Jul 12 2021

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The Problem at the Bench As Well

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Jun 27 2021

15mins

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A Spoon in the Road

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Jun 14 2021

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Something Useless

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May 31 2021

21mins

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Stuck Again

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May 18 2021

19mins

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Playtime

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May 04 2021

16mins

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Transitions

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Apr 19 2021

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Shuck and Jive

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Apr 05 2021

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The Joy of Gluing

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Mar 22 2021

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Choosing Lumber

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Mar 08 2021

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Balancing Act

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Feb 22 2021

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Slack

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Feb 08 2021

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Deadlines

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Jan 27 2021

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Pass the Wine

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Jan 12 2021

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Salt

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Dec 28 2020

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The Garrett Wade Catalogue

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The Garrett Wade Catalogue has been bringing fine tools to the woodworker since 1975. The offerings have expanded in some areas like gardening and woodsman tools today. But the idea of starting a company with nothing to build a brand of quality items is an intriguing one.

Dec 14 2020

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Jumbo Shrimp

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Nov 30 2020

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My First Mistake

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Keep your head on a swivel when working alone.

Nov 17 2020

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Cheese and Chairs

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Oct 19 2020

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Introspection can be a cruel mistress

By Enigma ou812 - May 09 2020
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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.

Good wood info.

By Wrecks2007 - Oct 11 2018
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Good and insightful info explained in an understandable manner. Keep up the good work Gary.