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  1. Handmade; Creative Focus in the Age of Distraction by Gary Rogowski

    Handmade; Creative Focus in the Age of Distraction by Gary Rogowski Paperback — Linden Publishing 2017 #GRHCF$19.00 Buy Now Owner and headmaster of Portland, Oregon’s acclaimed Northwest Woodworking Studio, furniture craftsman and teacher Gary Rogowski offers a personal and meaningful meditation on finding focus, mental clarity and purpose in the modern age of distraction. This is one highly respected … Continue reading "Handmade; Creative Focus in the Age of Distraction by Gary Rogowski"
  2. The Woodworker’s Guide to Hand Tools by Peter Korn

    The Woodworker’s Guide to Hand Tools by Peter Korn Paperback — Taunton Classics, 2016  #PKWGHT $28.00 Buy Now Currently on Back Order from the publisher. Please be patient. Culled from classic articles from Fine Woodworking magazine, master woodworker, owner and headmaster of The Centre for Furniture Craftsmanship Peter Korn covers virtually all the hand tools in the modern workshop. For convenience, tools are listed … Continue reading "The Woodworker’s Guide to Hand Tools by Peter Korn"
  3. Classical Guitar Making: a Modern Approach to Traditional Design by John S. Bogdanovich

    Classical Guitar Making: a Modern Approach to Traditional Design by John S. Bogdanovich Hardcover — Sterling Publishing, 2007 #JBCGM $35.00 Buy Now Currently on Back Order from the publisher. Please be patient. Playing a fine-sounding instrument that he or she has lovingly crafted from scratch is a thrill for many a musician. With this richly illustrated manual, well-known luthier … Continue reading "Classical Guitar Making: a Modern Approach to Traditional Design by John S. Bogdanovich"
  4. The Workbench Design Book: The Art & Philosophy of Building Better Benches by Christopher Schwarz

    The Workbench Design Book: The Art & Philosophy of Building Better Benches by Christopher Schwarz Popular Woodworking Books, 2011 #CSTWDB $35.00 Buy Now Workbenches: From Design & Theory to Construction & Use was compiled as a follow-up to Schwarz’s Workbenches: From Design & Theory to Construction & Use. It includes complete plans, expert instruction and rationale for building various workbench … Continue reading "The Workbench Design Book: The Art & Philosophy of Building Better Benches by Christopher Schwarz"
  5. Workbenches Revised Edition: From Design & Theory to Construction & Use by Christopher Schwarz

    Workbenches Revised Edition: From Design & Theory to Construction & Use by Christopher Schwarz Hardcover — Popular Woodworking Books 2017 #CSWRE $35.00 Buy Now You might want to take note that this is an updated edition of Schwarz’s 2011 Workbench Design Book. In this revision, your very first workbench will do everything you need it to do–possibly for the … Continue reading "Workbenches Revised Edition: From Design & Theory to Construction & Use by Christopher Schwarz"

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Testimonials

Bob,

Just a quick note to say how much I appreciated and benefitted from the recent 5 week intensive. I hope you get as much satisfaction in teaching it as we received knowledge from the class. I didn’t return with a trinket, a box or a table … but I did return with a better understanding of workmanship and the process to get there. That was exactly what I was looking for.

The dovetails continue to improve (someday they’ll meet my standards), the L-fence is already on the saw and you gave me sufficient challenges to keep me busy for some time.

I hope our paths cross again.

Best,

Butch

5/21/2021

Bob,

Thanks for the last five weeks. This was one of the best learning experiences I have ever had. Thanks for your patience and I look forward to taking more courses in the future. Meanwhile, this summer, I'll keep practicing dovetails and I'll look forward to seeing you at the open house. 

Myles