Gary Rogowski

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Location: Portland, Oregon

I have been fascinated with woodworking since I found a hand plane and a chunk of wood outside my house in Portland in the '70s. I still have both. After graduating from Reed College in Portland with a BA in English Lit, woodworking captured my heart and imagination. I started building in 1974.

Over the years I've built a few pieces and written some articles about tools and techniques for a few magazines. I have a couple of books published by Taunton Press. I wrote The Complete Illustrated Guide to Joinery which is in its 15th or 16th printing. It is still in circulation after 14 years and is a help to woodworkers, so I am told.

Currently I teach woodworkers of all abilities at my school, The Northwest Woodworking Studio, A School for Woodworkers, in Portland, OR. We teach folks how to make furniture with traditional skills using hand and power tools. We also offer one of the few Mastery and Distance Mastery Programs in the country for fine furniture making.

-- Gary Rogowski...follow my wit and wisdom on twitter @garyrogowski

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added blog entry A Strategy for Woodworking #45: Expectations 03-02-2015 03:42 PM
added blog entry A Strategy for Woodworking #44: Hand Tools 02-23-2015 04:10 PM
added blog entry A Strategy for Woodworking #43: Tools Have Magic 02-10-2015 03:39 AM
added blog entry A Strategy for Woodworking #42: Absolutely 02-02-2015 07:16 PM
added blog entry A Strategy for Woodworking #41: Texture 01-19-2015 03:54 PM
added blog entry A Strategy for Woodworking #40: Carpe Diem 01-13-2015 11:06 PM
added blog entry A Strategy for Woodworking #39: Too Many Fumes 12-22-2014 03:57 PM
added blog entry A Strategy for Woodworking #38: Sanding is Evil 12-15-2014 03:55 PM
added project Ruby's Knees 12-08-2014 04:16 PM
added blog entry The Shape of Things 12-08-2014 04:14 PM
added blog entry A Strategy for Woodworking #37: The Right Saw for the Job 12-01-2014 04:30 PM
added blog entry A Strategy for Woodworking #36: Discontent 11-24-2014 04:09 PM
added blog entry A Strategy for Woodworking #35: Work 11-10-2014 04:17 PM
added blog entry A Strategy for Woodworking #34: Benched 11-04-2014 09:42 PM
commented on China Cabinet 11-04-2014 06:31 PM

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#1 posted 05-22-2014 11:04 PM

Welcome to Ljs Gary ,I’ve been a big fan for years,enjoy our community were there are great people,super projects and great woodworkers.Enjoy !
Because I often get asked questions by new members I’ve included the answers to the most( FAQ) along with my welcoming message to LJs.
You should know that posting questions or projects here (your profile page) will not get you very many responses’ just because it’s your profile page not part of a main forum. To post in a main forum read below.
Want to know how to post something?
See the drop-down box underneath my Lumberjocks in the upper right hand corner. Click on the arrow and select which type of posting you want to make (Project, Blog entry, Forum topic). This will take you to the appropriate page and you just fill in the form.
Sending Private messages(PMs) to other members
Click on the word” home” next to the profile picture of the member you want to contact ,then click on “send message”
Need help with posting or other questions ?
Contact: Cricket Walker
(Ljs community manager)
Just for the record even though I have a large number of post I’m not involved with LJs management ,I’m just another member.

-- Custom furniture

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