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In This Issue. . .

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7 Filbeck Entertains a President 13 Niche Craftsmanship Awards 14 Esherick Museum ‘Jewelry’ Competition 22 ‘Two Trees’ in Fort Collins, CO 30 Hawai’i Wood Guild Exhibition 34 From David Marks Studio 36 Furniture Society & Dwell on Design

News & Happenings Woodworking Observations Opportunities & Happenings On Exhibit Organizational News From David Marks Studio Tools & Techniques Turning Topics Education Craftsman Profile Calendar & Event Index Advertiser Index Subscription Form The Market Place Shavings & Sawdust

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FURNITURE SOCIETY GOES URBAN IN LA: TEAMS UP WITH ‘DWELL ON DESIGN’ The Furniture Society—the national organization of studio furnituremakers—is coming to Los Angeles to team up with Dwell magazine for a week-long celebration of design and creativity, June 20-23. Anchored at the downtown Los Angeles Convention Center, events and activities are being planned across the Southland.

FS13: LOS ANGELES SYMPOSIUM The Furniture Society is departing from its traditional “conference retreat” format to go urban, with FS13: LA Symposium. A mixture of presentations, exhibitions, tours, receptions, and screenings are being planned at various venues, covering historic and contemporary topics. The following is the preliminary program, available at press time: Presentations: Period furniture maker Alf Sharp will give a historical perspective on furniture (June 20); New Zealand-based furnituremaker and lighting designer David Trubridge will discuss the design process embracing new technology (June 21); exhibition curator Jo Lauria will talk about the evolution of furniture design (June 22); furnituremaker Brian Boggs will explore the business of furnituremaking (June 23); furnituremakers Garry Knox Bennett and Michael Collins will take a playful look at studio furniture design (June 23); Bonhams furniture specialist Katie Nartonis will give a historic overview of California design (June 23); and former Cal State Fullerton Dean of Art Frank E. Cummings III will explore the creative process of design (June 23). In addition, there will be panel discussions on contemporary California furniture, moderated by Handful of Salt Editor Regina Connell, and on collaboration and marketing, moderated by Leigh Kivowitz Spencer, of the LA Box Collective. Exhibitions: Craft + Design: Furniture Society Member Exhibition (June 20-30); Faculty Select: Student Exhibition (June 21-23); and 100% California (location to be announced).

FS 2013 HIGHLIGHTS Thursday, June 20 Lecture: Historical Perspectives on the Furniture We Make by Alf Sharp — MorYork Gallery, Los Angeles Tour: Getty Museum Furniture Friday, June 21 Exhibit: Faculty Selects at Dwell on Design* Lecture: A Design Journey by David Trubridge* Tours: Maloof / Gamble House Eames House / Getty Villa / Modernica Factory Reception: Craft + Design Exhibition — Fifth Floor Gallery, Chinatown Reception: 100% California Exhibition — TBA Saturday, June 22 Exhibit: Faculty Selects at Dwell on Design* Tour: Schindler House Reception: Craft in America Study Center** Lecture: The Then-and-Now of Furniture Design by Jo Lauria** Screening: Furniture Segments from Craft in America** Sunday, June 23 Exhibit: Faculty Selects at Dwell on Design* Lecture: Who Is Running Our Furniture Business? by Brian Boggs* Panel: 100% California, moderated by Regina Connell* Lecture: History of Creative Play by Garry Knox Bennett, Michael Collins* Lecture: California Design by Katie Nartonis* Panel: Collaboration & Marketing, moderated by Leigh Spencer* Lecture: The Creative Process of Design by Frank E. Cummings III* * at Los Angeles Convention Center ** at Craft in American Study Center

Tours: J. Paul Getty Museum Furniture Tour (June 20); Sam Maloof Historic Residence & Gamble House (June 21); Eames House, Getty Villa & Modernica Factory Tour (June 21); and Shindler House/MAK Center (June 22). Receptions: Fifth Floor Gallery (June 21); Craft in America Study Center (June 22). Screening: Furniture Segments from the PBS series Craft in America (June 22). Bus transportation is provided to many of these events. Some sessions will be open to the public, while others will require registration. For details, visit the website: or call: (828) 255-1949.

DWELL ON DESIGN Dwell on Design is the largest design show on the West Coast, showcasing the latest in modern design, June 21-23, at the Convention Center in Los Angeles, CA. This event consists of a show floor with over 400 exhibitors, divided into Kitchen & Bath, Furniture & Accessories (both manufactured and handcrafted), Dwell Outdoor (from mobile homes to backyard furnishings), Design Materials (from building supplies to finishes), and the Technology Zone (to test out the newest electronics). Three stages on the exhibition floor provide all-day programming, with over 70 presentations, covering design innovation, sustainability, business of design, and demonstrations. Industrial designer Michael Graves will be the keynote speaker and furniture maker Tanya Aguiñiga will be the artistin-residence. The Furniture Society’s Faculty Select: Student Exhibition will be displayed on the show floor (see pages 42-43). In addition, there are a number of off-site pre-event activities (architect nights, receptions, showroom openings, and home tours), beginning on June 14. Registration begins at $20. For details on Dwell on Design, visit the website: www.

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May-June, 2013 Vol. 26, No. 3 WOODWORKER WEST (ISSN 1080-0042) is published bi-monthly to promote craftsmanship in woodworking throughout the Western U.S. The information contained within has been collected in cooperation with external sources and is believed to be accurate. The views expressed are not necessarily the views of Woodworker West. Copyright, Woodworker West, 2013.

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Woodworking Observations It was a year ago that I was contacted by the Furniture Society—the national organization of studio furnituremakers—about holding its 2013 conference in Los Angeles. My immediate suggestion was to do it the third week of June to coincide with Dwell on Design, the major modern design show. Given the Furniture Society has only been involved in the East Coast furniture shows (including Architectural Digest and the International Contemporary Furniture Fair), it was about time that the group be represented on the West Coast. At the same time, I have always found Dwell lacking in representation of handcrafted studio furnishings, both in its print publication and at its shows. This could only be a win-win situation for both organizations. I made the initial overture to Dwell and received a positive response, and Steffi Dotson of the Furniture Society was able to work out an arrangement, including hosting the Faculty Select student exhibition on the Dwell show floor. In the past, the Furniture Society conferences have taken place on college campuses or at art centers with significant furniture programs. Though there are schools with woodworking, art, and architectural departments, there are none in the Los Angeles-area with a major emphasis on furniture, which is sad given the impact that Southern California has had, historically, on furniture design. So finding a location for a traditional conference format was problematic. Steffi took what we call the “Los Angeles as a Classroom” approach and has put together a 4-day program to exploit the diversity in this region, by utilizing sites across the Southland for tours, exhibitions, and presentations—anchored at Dwell’s site: the L.A. Convention Center. A preliminary overview of activities is presented in this issue, and I refer you to the Furniture Society’s web site—www.furnituresociety. org—for the latest details in order to partake in this unique opportunity.

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Talking Arts & Crafts With Bob Lang American Arts & Crafts (A&C) furniture, introduced around 1900 by Gustav Stickley, Greene & Greene, and other designers and makers, remains one of the most popular furniture forms among woodworkers and the public at large. Bob Lang, executive editor of Popular Woodworking magazine and author of several books of detailed drawings of A&C furniture and domestic woodwork, is widely regarded as an expert on these styles, particularly Stickley. Recently, I interviewed Bob in the WoodCentral chat room to get some of his insights on this classic genre. Here’s what he had to say… Bob, tell us about your interest in Arts & Crafts design, and how it led to your books of measured drawings. Something about the lines and proportions of A&C furniture clicked with me when I was a wannabee cabinetmaker in the late 1970s. I liked that it is functional and well-proportioned and doesn’t pretend to be something that it isn’t. It looks pretty simple on the surface, but the details can be intriguing. And there is also the woodworking challenge of exposed joinery. I get a kick out of doing something simple really well. I kept expecting to see a book of drawings of Stickley’s furniture, but it never came about; so eventually I figured, maybe, I should do it. A lot of what was published then, as well as what is published now, tends to take the easy way out and not recognize the significance of how the originals were made. What is the importance of how the originals were made? My books are measured drawings of original pieces. I got tired of seeing other books and magazine articles that were “almost” authentic, too much tossing corbels and skinny spindles everywhere and missing the proportions and real details. I was a cabinetmaker before I became an author, so I just wrote the kind of thing I wanted to read. Did you actually measure all those pieces? No. A lot of my career in industry was doing production drawings. For the books, I saw and measured as many pieces as I could. Once I had a handle on how things were done, I could reverse-engineer from photos. If you have the overall dimensions and know the sizes of typical parts, you don’t really need to measure them in person. It isn’t perfect, but it’s close; a lot depends on the quality of the photos. What do you think motivated Stickley’s designs? Stickley was a successful Victorian manufacturer who stopped his



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Given that A&C was a reaction to the industrialization of furniture making, was it mostly made in a factory/mass-production setting or by single craftsmen? The A&C movement started in England with Morris and Ruskin. The English had a grimmer history with industrialization than we had here in the US. Stickley’s work was definitely factory production. At his peak, Stickley had around 300 employees. According to the factory records, the original idea was to organize it as more of a cooperative guild. Gus was a socialist, in the early-20th-Century meaning of the term. Not long after Stickley introduced his line in 1901, there were about 150 factories knocking him off. Stickley ’s own brothers were among the imitators. Beyond these, there were a ton of interesting little shops that made neat stuff. Most of us know about Greene & Greene, but there were others. I've been exploring the Byrdcliffe colony, which made very few pieces, but had great It is only appropriate that Bob Lang designs. participated in the Stickley was also big in the “chat” sitting in a Morris Chair. do-it-yourself (DIY) area. His magazine, The Craftsman, had lots of furniture projects, which weren’t the same as the factory production models, but similar. It also had other types of crafts like metalwork, etc. The Craftsman is available online, and it’s a worthwhile read. Was there an oriental influence in A&C furniture? It seems to me that Greene & Greene incorporated more Asian elements than Stickley. At the time, Japanese art and design was a big deal. Japan had been a mystery until after the 1860s. It was a big influence on everyone in the period, but especially on the Greenes. What was the likelihood that one could build this furniture at home back then? There were local millwork shops where you could go and buy parts. In the Popular Mechanics book Mission Furniture: How to Make It, almost every project starts with “Get the following parts milled . . .” It’s pretty approachable, after you have the basic stock milled, but one machine I would recommend is a hollow chisel mortiser. For the through joinery, there is a lot of handwork to get the fit “just so.” So, it is a myth that the average homeowner in 1905 had an adequate tool kit and skill set to make this stuff? Guys in 1910 didn’t have tablesaws at home, but I think there was a much broader knowledge about making things. You don’t need a lot of tools, but I don’t buy the argument that A&C furniture is easy to build. Lots of previous furniture can be made quick and dirty, then you cover things up with moldings and such. The challenge with A&C furniture is the crisp edges and rectangular shapes, making those well without turning them to mud. I think curves are easier in many ways. It’s also fun to do something overly complicated and difficult and have it come out simple looking. There are also some details that are so subtle, most people miss them. On Stickley’s Morris Chairs, there aren’t any right angles. It

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isn’t obvious at first glance, but it makes the chairs inviting and a lot harder to make the sides. One of the lessons this furniture has taught me is the importance of making good parts; how careful I am in the initial milling—getting everything square and the correct size—determines whether the rest of the project will be fun or a nightmare. What can you tell us about fuming furniture with ammonia? I’ve done it some, but it is dangerous and unpredictable. Looking at fumed and dyed pieces side by side, it can be hard to tell the difference. After about 1905, Stickley switched to early versions of aniline dye stains and lacquer. If you fume, you learn to touch up with dyes and colored shellac. What is your preferred method for precise measuring? Do you use calipers? Story sticks? I have a curious mix of methods. I like to make a story stick at the beginning of a project, then put the tape measure away. I’d be helpless without my Starrett combination square, and I use fractional dial calipers a lot when I’m fitting joints and milling parts. Good parts equal good furniture. My background is in production work, so that’s the way I think. I want to be right in the beginning, not patching up at the end.

master of proportion, sizing furniture parts in relation to each other and to the pieces as a whole. It isn’t in your face, and it’s easy to miss. There’s also a lot to be said for the sturdiness of the stuff. I often think, when I first assemble something, that if a tornado comes, I’m getting under there. I think he put together an entire package. It makes a difference to the quality of your life if you’re surrounded by solid, honest, well-made furniture. I think the world would be a better place if more people built their own furniture. My son has a different mindset than a lot of his friends, in part because he grew up in a house where his dad made most of the furniture. Bob’s new blog is at You can buy his books and large-format plans at

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Can A&C furniture look good in other woods or other stains? There’s a lot to be said about getting to know the wood. The clock I’m making is turning into six clocks, because I couldn’t decide on a single color combination. Do you think A&C aesthetics are burned into the American psyche? I think so. It’s something uniquely American, kind of like jazz or rock & roll. It is a big part of the culture, and I think it came back to life in the late 1970s. I also think it’s a good antidote to our current cultural condition. I think our eyes develop with the more pieces we look at. How do you feel about taking liberties with Stickley’s designs? Adaptations are possible and can be excellently done; but, what happens is, designers tend to take the easy way out. Instead of really knowing the style, they pick a few details, like spindles, and slap them on any old thing. I think the original design aesthetic is an excellent starting point for improvisation. If you don’t like dark Oak, make it in Cherry. If it looks too heavy to your eye, lighten it up. Today’s Stickley furniture is very high quality in its manufacture, but a couple of things do bother me. Their line is a mix of authentic pieces and new designs, and they really aren’t clear about which is which. And they have gone overboard with the Harvey Ellis inlays, which are cheap to produce now, thanks to CNC machines. How would you sum up Stickley’s legacy? I think one of Gustav Stickley’s big contributions was nailing basic forms. One of my favorite quotes of his is along the lines of “...a table doesn’t try to be a chair.” He was a

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rockler’s new circle jig Rockler Woodworking and Hardware has introduced the Trim Router Circle Cutting Jig, a device that interfaces with trim routers for precise circle routing applications. The jig allows an infinitely adjustable range of 6"-36" circle cutting diameters and is compact enough to fit in most tool boxes. Made of 1/4" phenolic, it is lightweight and fits most popular routers. For info, visit your local Rockler store, visit the website:, or call: (877) ROCKLER.

apollo ‘eco’ spray systems Apollo Sprayers has created the new ECO-series HVLP spray systems, under the brand name ASI-HVLP, to serve the DIY, small workshop and semi-pro markets. These efficiently-designed turbine systems are available in 3-, 4-, and 5-stage models, with a choice between two excellent Apollo HVLP spray guns. They come in a metal Euro-style compact case, with an easy carry handle and Handi-Hold™ spray gun docking station, and the dual air filtration with QT™ Quiet Technology reduces noise levels. For info, visit the website: or call: (888) 990-4857.

baileigh enters wood market Baileigh Industrial, a leading maker of metalworking tools since 1999, has started to sell woodworking machines. Their line includes tablesaws (contactor and cabinet models), bandsaws (small and large), jointers, drill presses, shapers, sanders, and more. The company is currently offering free shipping on orders within the contiguous 48 states. For info, visit the website: www.

community woodshop opens in la The Community Woodshop has opened in Los Angeles, CA, offering workspace and educational resources for people of all skill levels. Located in the Keystone Arts Space with other artisans, the fully-equipped shop is accessible with a monthly membership or day pass, and classes are aimed at improving skills. The address is 2558 N. San Fernando Rd.​, Los Angeles, CA 90065. ​For info, visit the website: or call: (626) 755-4202.

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WHAT’S NEW Filbeck entertains a former president It’s not everyday that you get a chance to entertain a former U.S. President in your shop, but that was the case for Master Craftsman Russ Filbeck. President Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalind dropped by to visit with the Master Chairmaker last February, while they were in San Diego. Russ met the President, while writing his book, Making Ladder Back Chairs. Knowing Mr. Carter was a woodworker himself, Russ wanted to include him in his showcase of chairmakers, and after his request was granted, a telephone interview took place in 2004. “When Mr. Carter answered the phone, he asked how I was doing. I answered that I was a little nervous speaking with someone that I held in such high esteem. He responded with ‘You would not be nervous if we were in the wood shop would you?’ From that moment, I felt like we were old friends discussing a mutual passion. Later, Mr. Carter agreed to write the Foreword to my book.” Russ has remained friends with the President ever since and each year makes pieces for donation to the Carter Center Winter Weekend, the annual fundraising in support of the center’s worldwide peace and health activities. This year’s event took place, Feb. 20–24, at the Hotel del Coronado in San Diego, CA. For this auction, Russ made Shaker Boxes, an Arch Dial Mantle Clock, a Pendulum Wall Clock, and two Appalachian Ladder Back Rocking Chairs, with the Carter Center’s logo engraved on the slats. In addition, he offered chairmaking classes and copies of his ladderback book. In total, Russ’s contributions raised $85,500 for the cause. It is also worth noting that a Sam Maloof Pedestal Table, made by Sam Maloof Woodworking Inc., garnered $14,000 at auction. However, the top selling item of the event was a Black Cherry Stool, made by President Carter himself, which sold for $300,00. President Jimmy Carter Stool Black Cherry (27" h, 20" w, 10" d) May-June, 2013

Master craftsman Russ Filbeck of San Diego received a visit by President Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalind last February. After conducting some woodworking demos, Russ put both to work, making Shaker Boxes for next year’s Carter Center fundraiser.

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Danny Kamerath (Dallas, TX) Ev Afromosia, Anigre, Ebony, Birch (45" h, 16 1/2" w, 9 1/2" d)

Niche magazine, the industry publication for art galleries and craft retailers, sponsored its 24th annual Niche Awards, a national competition to recognize quality work by craftsmen showing in galleries and retail stores. Craftsmen competed in 40 professional categories and 18 student categories, in various craft media. Selected finalists were invited to show their pieces at the Philadelphia Buyers Market in February, where winners were announced. Winners in the Wood categories were: Michael Shuler (Santa Cruz, CA) in Turned, Paul Stafford (Littleton, CO) in Carved, Robert Hargrave (Tallahassee, FL) in Painted/ Color Wood, Danny Kamerath (Dallas, TX) in Cabinetry, Paul Sirofchuck (Ligonier, PA) in Table/Seating, Tom Shields (Penland, NC) in Recycled, Matt Thomas (Shock, WV) in Kitchen, Dining, Gourmet, and Danny Kamerath (Dallas, TX) in Traditionally Joined Wood. In the student division, wood winners were Thomas Dircksen (University of Nebraska, Kearney) in Wood and Moyu Zhang and Kevin Bogan (Rochester Institute of Technology) in Furniture. The entry deadline for the 2013 competition is Aug. 31. Categories appropriate to woodworkers included: Furniture, Turning, Traditionally-Joined Wood, Paint/Color Wood, Teapots, Recycled, Home Furnishings, and Clocks. Work is judged on technical excellence (both in surface design and form); a distinct quality of unique, original and creative thought; and market viability (professional entries only). For info, visit the web site:, or call: (410) 889-2933 x206. Kevin Bogan (Rochester Institute of Technology) Seating for Two Cherry, milk paint (18" h, 54" w, 16" d)

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Paul Stafford (Littleton, CO) Oliver Twist Can’t Do This Walnut (7" h, 81/2" w, 7" d)

Mike Shuler (Santa Cruz, CA) Bamboo Vase #1261 Moso Bamboo (4 3/4" h, 12" dia.)

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Matt Thomas (Shock, WV) Sushi Set Cherry, Walnut, Maple (11/4" h, 12" w, 6" d)

Robert Hargrave (Tallahassee, FL) The Box of Wonder Tom Shields (Penland, NC) Birch plywood, Purple Balance Heart, glass, paper Found Chairs (7" h, 10" w, 10" d) (37" h, 52" w, 18" d)

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The 14th annual Texas Furniture Makers Show will be held Oct. 31-Nov. 30 at the Kerr Arts & Cultural Center, in Kerrville, TX. The exhibition showcases approximately 70 furniture pieces by Texas craftspersons in a formal gallery setting, with over $9,000 in prize money awarded. The entry deadline is Sept. 1. Entry forms and additional info will be available in July on the web site: www. or call: (830) 895-2911.

Popular Woodworking magazine seeks entries for its inaugural Popular Woodworking Magazine Excellence Awards. Categories are Casework, Cabinets & Bookcases; Seating; Tables; Boxes & Small Turnings; and Carvings & Objet d’Art. Category winners will be featured in Popular Woodworking and receive a $100 gift certificate to; the Grand Prize winner will receive an all-expenses paid trip to Woodworking in America 2014. Entry deadline is July 7. For info, visit the website: www.popularwoodworking. com/popular-woodworking-magazine-reader-excellence-awards.

Veneer Tech Craftsman’s CHALLENGE Veneer Technologies hosts its 8th annual Craftsman’s Challenge. This national competition recognizes excellence in woodwork that features the use of natural veneer and wood products. Competition categories are: Architectural Woodworking, Cabinetry, Furniture, Specialty Items, Store Fixtures, and Student Designs. Category winners will receive $1,000; the Grand Prize winner will receive $3,000. The entry deadline is May 31, and winners will be announced during the AWFS Fair in Las Vegas, NV, July 24-27. For info and to view last year’s winners, visit the web site: www. or call: (800) 593-5601.

OLED LIghting design competition The OLED Lighting International Design Competition gives designers a once-in-a lifetime opportunity to partake in developing first generation OLED lighting products. Sponsored by OLED panel manufacturer LG Chem, the competition seeks products utilizing either the standard rigid panel or special flexible/transparent panel designs. Entry deadline is May 10, and winners in each category will receive $5,000. For details on the OLED panels and competition, visit the website:

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2013 national marquetry Show

The Schack Art Center in Everett, WA is seeking artwork for Art of the Garden, June 13-Aug. 1. This exhibit includes art in any medium to enhance the garden or bring the garden into the home. Entry deadline is May 10. For info, visit the website: www. or call: (425) 259-5050.

The American Marquetry Society will hold a 2013 National Marquetry Show, Sept. 9-Oct. 4, at the Lakewood Arts Council’s Art Center and Gallery in Lakewood, CO. Open to AMS members, entry forms will be available June 1 and need to be completed by Aug. 1. For membership and show info, visit the website: www.

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CRAFT FORMS 2013 The Wayne Art Center in Wayne, PA is soliciting submissions for its 19th annual Crafts Forms exhibition, Dec. 6-Jan. 25. This international juried event showcases American craft in all media, including wood, and over $4,000 in prizes and exhibition opportunities will be awarded. Entry deadline is Sept. 30. For info, visit the web site: or call: (610) 688-3553.

what goes around The Attleboro Arts Museum in Attleboro, MA hosts What Goes Around, June 26-July 27. Open to all media, this exhibit features work that reflects, contains, or relates to what goes around: rings, wheels, halos, drum circles, the flu, applause, rumors. . . Entry deadline is May 11, and six $100 awards will be presented. For info, visit the website: or call: (508) 222-2644 x13.

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Nicolet College Art Gallery in Rhinelander, WI presents the 26th annual Northern National Art Competition, July 23-Sept. 6. Open to all media, this show features 2-D wall art. Entry deadline is May 11, and $8,500 will be awarded. For info, visit the website: or call: (715) 365-4556.

sedona artS festival The 22nd Sedona Arts Festival takes place Oct. 12-13, with the backdrop of the Arizona red rock splendor. This event features 140 multimedia artists, including a dozen woodworkers. Winning the Wood category in 2012 was marquetarian Jeffrey Nelson (NY). The 2013 entry deadline is May 15. For info, visit the website: www. or call: (928) 204-9456.

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OPPORTUNITIES O.C. FINE ARTS WOODWORKING The 14th annual Fine Arts Woodworking Show takes place at the Orange County Fair, July 13-Aug. 12. This exhibition/competition is open to California woodworkers in Furniture (Chests, Cabinets, Tables, Desks, Seating, Studio Art, Children’s, Other), Woodturning (Open, Closed, Segmented, Embellished/Mixed Media), Accessories (Boxes, Clocks, Toys, Models), Wall Art (Fretwork, Segmented, Marquetry, Intarsia), Musical Instruments (Stringed, Other), and Carving/Sculpture (Figurative, Animals, and Utilitarian). Cash and product prizes will be awarded, and works can be priced for sale, with inquiries forwarded to artists. Fairgoers also will vote for their favorite piece in the Woodworker West People’s Choice Awards. Entry deadline is June 1. For info, visit the web site: www. or (714) 708-1624.

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June 1-8 Blacker House Inspired Chair

The 6th annual Green Furniture Awards recognize achievement in outstanding sustainable design, which incorporates choice and sourcing of materials, production methods, efficient use of materials, and ways of disassembling and recycling. Over $13,000 in prize money will be awarded, and some pieces may be selected for production. Entry deadline is Sept. 15. For info, visit the website:

california sculpture slam The Central Coast Sculptors Group hosts its 2nd California Sculpture SLAM, Aug. 23-Sept. 29, at the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art. This statewide juried exhibit will showcase 3-D artwork, including wood, glass, stone, clay, fiber, paper, metal, plastic, found objects & more. There will be three cash awards and two Artist Receptions. Entry deadline is May 10. For info, visit the website: or contact Robert Oblon: (805) 458-5145 or

HAWAII COMMITMENT TO EXCELLENCE The Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce seeks entries in all media for Commitment to Excellence, Aug. 13-22. This 35th annual art exhibit features works in all media by Hawaiian residents. Entries are being accepted on Aug. 6-7. Over $2,000 in prize money will be awarded. For info, visit the web site: www. or call: (808) 949-5531 x3.

June 10-14 Greene & Green Inspired Ford Server Table June 23-29 Building a Masters Work Bench

CHENVEN PROJECT GRANTS The Ruth and Harold Chenven Foundation gives annual awards to individual artists and craftpersons, who are engaged in or planning a new craft or visual art project. Maximum grants are $1,500. Wood artist Carrie Mae Smith was among the 2012 recipients. Applications are accepted May 15-June 15. For info, visit the website:

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outdoor sculpture competition Washburn University in Topeka, KS will select up to nine sculptures for outdoor display, August 2013-July 2014. Artists will receive a $1,250 honorarium. Entry deadline is May 31. For info, visit the website

AI&G National Juried Gallery The Art Institute & Gallery in Salisbury, MD hosts its 22nd anniversary National Juried Exhibition, Sept. 8-Oct. 11. Open to all media, cash prizes will be awarded. Entry deadline is June 1. For info, visit the website: or call: (410) 546-4748. May-June, 2013

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The 21st annual Hawaii’s Woodshow will be held at the Honolulu Academy of Arts, Aug. 31-Sept. 15. Sponsored by the Hawai’i Forest Industry Association, this exhibition showcases the finest workmanship, utilizing Hawaiian grown tree species. Work is sought in the categories of Furniture, Turning, Musical Instruments, Sculpture, Open, Novice, and Student. The entry deadline is July 17, and entrants will have an opportunity to promote their work in the Artist Resource Book. This year’s juror is Paul Schürch, who will be conducting workshops on Maui, Oahu, and the Big Island. For info, visit the web site: www.hawaiiforest. org or call: (808) 933-9411.

The Greater Denton Arts Council hosts its 26th annual Materials: Hard & Soft exhibition, Feb. 7-Apr. 4, 2014, at its Center for the Visual Arts in Denton, TX. This national juried competition features work in all craft media, including metal, fiber, clay, glass, paper, and wood. Pieces are selected in terms of craftsmanship and innovation. The entry deadline is Sept. 6. For info, visit the web site: or call: (940) 382-2787.

LINES INTO SHAPES The Art Center of Estes Park in Estes Park, CO hosts its 17th annual Lines Into Shape exhibition, Oct. 25-Nov. 10. This multi-media show is accepting wood submissions in the Sculpture & Wood category. $5,000 in prizes will be awarded. Entry deadline is Sept. 3. For a prospectus, visit the web site: or call: (970) 586-5882.

marin county fair The Marin County Fair invites entries for its annual Fine Art/ Fine Craft Juried Exhibition, July 3-7, in San Rafael, CA. Open to all U.S. artists, wood can be entered in Furniture, Sculpture, Carved & Turned, and Miniatures. Entry deadline is May 16. For info, visit the web site: or call: (415) 473-7048.

exploring flight The Sebastopol Center for the Arts in Sebastopol, CA presents Up, Up, and Away, June 13-July 20. Work, in all media, explores aspects of flight. Delivery date is May 28. ABZ etcetera will be held Sept. 12-Oct. 19. Open to all media, this juried show explores language—the use of letters, numbers, symbols, characters, text, books, and calligraphy, as well as images of graffiti, murals, and letter envelopes (Vermeer). For info, visit the web site: or call: (707) 829-4797.

WORKSHOP MAKEOVER GIVEAWAY Popular Woodworking magazine is offering a workshop makeover, in its Workshop Makeover Giveaway. The grand prize includes $6,000 worth of tools, including a table saw, planer, band saw, clamp set, and more. If you refer a friend and that friend wins the grand prize, you'll receive $200 worth of books and DVDs from Enter daily thru May 31. For details, visit the website:

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Design in Wood

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The International Exhibition of Fine Woodworking Robert G. Stevenson, Coordinator In association with the San Diego Fine Woodworkers Association


Woodworking Demos Chairmaking • Carving • Turning • Model Building • Scrollsaw • Caning—Everyday Violin Making—Tues., Thurs., Sat. Evenings Carving • Turning • Scrollsaw— Rotating Sun., Weds., Fri. Evenings For additional information visit the web site:,, or call 858-792-4207

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Contemporary Furniture Contemporary Accessories Art Furniture Clocks Traditional Furniture Furniture– Laser and/or CNC Traditional Accessories Veneering/ Marquetry–Art Veneering/ Marquetry–Furniture Veneering/Marquetry Laser and/or CNC Model Building–Scale Model Building– Not to Scale Musical Instruments Made for Children Woodturning– Face Work Woodturning– Center Work Woodturning– Laminated Woodturning– Mixed Media Scrollsaw–Intarsia Scrollsaw–Fretwork Wood Carving–Animal Wood Carving–Bird Wood Carving–Marine Wood Carving–Open


2013 fresh wood student contest

The Sonoma County Museum in Santa Rosa, CA hosts its 25th annual Artistry in Wood exhibition, Aug. 31-Sept. 29. Organized by the Sonoma County Woodworkers, this show features competition in such categories as Furniture, Turning, Art, and Miscellaneous. Opened to California woodworkers, notice of intent to enter is appreciated by July 26; delivery on Aug. 21. For info, visit the website: or contact Bill Taft: wgtaft@aol. com, (707) 794-8025.

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College and high school students are invited to submit work for the 2013 Fresh Wood Competition, to be held in conjunction with next summer’s AWFS Fair at the Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV. Sponsored by the Association of Woodworking and Furnishings Suppliers (AWFS), this national student competition showcases work to an audience from the international furnishing industry. Six entry categories are available at both the high school and secondary school levels: Case Goods, Chairs, Production/Contract, Reproduction, Tables, and Open. Entries will be screened by a panel of judges—representing different aspects of the industry—and selected finalists, both students and pieces, will be brought to Las Vegas for final judging. All finalist pieces will be published in the 6th volume of the Fresh Wood book series, as well as receive national media coverage. Awards will be given to the top two finishers in each category, and Best of Show and People Choice awards will be presented. More than $20,000 in prize money will be distributed across the 29 award winning pieces. Entry deadline is May 15. For info, visit the web page: or call: Adria Torrez, (800) 946-2937.

Houston Empty Bowls invites ceramists, woodturners and woodworkers, glass artists, fiber artists, mosaicists, polymer clay artists, metalsmiths, painters and sculptors, and artists of all kinds to create and donate handmade bowls for the 9th Annual Empty Bowls Houston, May 18. The 2012 event raised approximately $66,000 for area food banks. For info, visit the website: or call: Thomas Perry, (713) 660-9488.

Woodcraft is sponsoring a Get the Edge Sweepstakes for a chance to win a premium carving package – bench, tools and sharpening system – worth nearly $2,000. With a deadline of May 30, entries can be made at a Woodcraft store, online, or by US mail. Rules are available at local stores or at:

NW gallery BOX & CONTAINer SHOW Northwest Woodworker’s Gallery (formerly Northwest Fine Woodworking) in Seattle, WA hosts its 34th annual Box and Container Show, in November-December. This national show features functional and decorative wood objects, which can be opened and closed. Entry deadline is Sept. 30. Cash prizes will be awarded, and pieces will be available for sale, during the holiday season. For info, visit the web site: or call: (206) 625-0542.

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woodworking at state fairs

May 3 is the entry deadline for the 32nd annual Design In Wood exhibition, to be held as part of the San Diego County Fair, June 8-July 4. More than 350 entries are expected in 24 competition categories, and some 90 awards, totaling over $21,000, will be at stake, including a $1,000 Best of Show award from American Woodworker. Besides category winners, overall prizes will reward design, craftsmanship, finishing, use of materials, and the Woodworker West People’s Choice. Also, a Theme award will be presented for Game-On, relating to the board and electronic games that we play. Entry forms are available at:

Many state and county fairs offer woodworking competitions/ exhibitions in a hobby division, if not in fine art. Below are some of the upcoming Call for Entries: The Oregon State Fair in Salem, OR—Aug. 23-Sept. 2—conducts wood competitions in Furniture, Carving, Marquetry, Turning, Intarsia, Fretwork, and Woodburning. Fine wood art may also be entered in the Oregon Art Annual. For info: or call: (503) 947-3247. The Colorado State Fair in Pueblo, CO—Aug. 23-Sept. 2—has wood competitions in Turning, Furniture, Scrollsaw, Carving, Toys, and Clocks. For info, visit the web site: or call: (719) 404-2080. The New Mexico State Fair in Albuquerque, NM—Sept. 11-22— offers competitions in Woodworking, Woodcarving, and Woodturning. For info: or call: (505) 265-1791. Th e Washington State Fair — S e p t . 6 - 2 2 — co n d u c t s competitions in various Woodworking (including Furniture, Turning, Marquetry & Scrolling) Woodcarving, and Sculpture categories. Entry deadline is Aug. 22. For info: or call: (253) 841-5074. The Oklahoma State Fair—Sept. 12-22–hosts competitions in Woodworking, Woodcarving, and Woodturning. Delivery dates are Sept. 7-8. For info: www. or call: 405) 948-6700. The Texas State Fair in Dallas, TX—Sept. 27-Oct. 20—provides woodworking competitions in Turning, Carving, Inlay, Chests & Boxes, Sculpture, Birdhouses, Fretwork, and Other. Entry deadline is July 26. For info: or call: (214) 565-9931. The Arizona State Fair in Phoenix, AZ—Oct. 11-Nov. 3— presents Woodworking, Turning, Carving, and Inlay. For info: www. or call: (602) 257-7142.

let the chips fly The Soboba Casino in San Jacinto, CA hosts its 2nd Let the Chips Fly woodworking show, May 11-12. Booth space is available for furniture, turning, scrollsaw, and carving to display and sell, with $5,500 in prize money ($1,000 to Best of Show). In addition, there is a High School Wood Shop contest. Entry deadline is May 3. For info, call D&D Woodworks: (951) 858-6601.

AMERICAS 2013 All media exhibit The Northwest Art Center at Minot State University in Minot, ND hosts its 18th annual juried exhibition, Americas 2013 All Media Exhibition, Aug. 20-Sept. 26. This competition features contemporary work in all media, limited to 60" in any direction. Entry deadline is June 1, and a color catalog will be published. For more info: www. or call: (800) 777-0750 x3264.

nature & wildlife exhibition The St. Augustine Art Association (FL) presents the 4th annual Nature & Wildlife Juried Fine Art Exhibition, July 27-Aug 31. This show features works of wildlife, botanicals, birds, marine life and other natural wonders in all media. Entry deadline is June 3, and $5,000 in cash prizes will be awarded. For info, visit the website: or call: (904) 824-2310.

DAVE BOWN PROJECTS The 6th semi-annual Dave Bown Projects is an initiative to advance the fields of visual arts. Open to all styles and media, the top 25 artists will be featured on its website, and $10,000 in cash prizes will be awarded. Entry deadline is May 30. For info, visit the website: www.

california sculpture slam The San Luis Obispo Museum of Art hosts California Sculpture Slam, Aug. 23-28. This exhibition is open to California artists in all media, and cash prizes will be awarded. Entry deadline is May 10. For info, visit the website: or call: (805) 543-8562.

Art Port Townsend Northwest artists are invited to exhibit at the 15th annual Art Port Townsend, Aug. 2-25, in Port Townsend, WA. Open to all 2-D & 3-D media, the entry deadline is June 11. For info, visit the web site: or call: (360) 437-9442.

art of toys The Art of Toys gallery in Sacramento, CA hosts Americana, in July. This show features toys and other artwork in various media applicable to the Americana theme. Entry deadline is June 10. For info, visit the website: or call: (916) 446-0673. May-June, 2013

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News OPPORTUNITIES & Exhibits Heads ESHERICK MUSEUM ‘Jewelry’ COMPETITION The Wharton Esherick Museum in Paoli, PA hosts its 20th annual thematic Woodworking Competition/Exhibition in Fall 2013. Designed to encourage creative thinking for items of everyday use, this year’s theme is Birdhouses, with the only requirement being that the piece be made of wood. For the 2012 competition (with the theme of Jewelry), submissions from the West Coast accounted for more than half of the 25 selected finalists and all the major winners: Holly Tornheim of Nevada City, CA (1st); Julia Harrison of Seattle, WA (2nd); and John Beaver of Pacific Palisades, CA (3rd). The Members’ Choice was Julia Harrison of Seattle, WA, and the Horace Hartshaw Award (student) winner was Nicollette Amico of Bethlehem, PA. The 2013 theme is Birdhouses, and the entry deadline is July 1. Juried finalists will be exhibited at the museum (with the opportunity for sale), and cash awards will be presented. For a prospectus, visit the website:, or call: (610) 644-5822.

Julia Harrison (Seattle, WA) Choros Holly, sterling, magnet, epoxy, wax (18 3/4" l, 1" w, 3/4" d)

Holly Tornheim (Nevada City, CA) Hair Ornament Manzanita, Quilted Maple (9 1/2" h, 6" w, 2 1/4" d) Julia Harrison (Seattle, WA) Midden Boxwood, sterling, magnet, epoxy, wax (28" l, 1 1/2" w, 1" d)

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Julia Harrison (Seattle, WA) On Third Thought Maple, gouache, varnish, magnet, nickel, epoxy, wax (2" h, 2" w, 3/4" d)

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OPPORTUNITIES John Beaver (Pacific Palisades, CA) Wave Bangle Ebony, silver (1" h, 2 3/4" dia.)

Martha Collins (Sequim, WA) Weaver 9 Bracelet 12 different species of wood, artist dyed veneer, Ebony (65 mm dia.)

Kristin LeVier (Moscow, ID) Sprig Necklace Wood, silver leaf, acrylic paint (8 1/2" h, 7 1/2" w) Mark Knize (Tracy, CA) Acacia Ring Chilean Acacia (1 1/2" h, 1 1/2" dia.)

Martha Collins (Sequim, WA) Sculpted Chevron Bracelet 12 different species of wood, artist dyed veneer, Ebony (68 mm dia.) Dewey Garrett (Santa Fe, NM) OT Bracelets Walnut, Red Heart, Pau Ferro, Walaadion (1/2" - 7/8" h, 2 5/8" dia.)

Mark Knize (Tracy, CA) Olivewood Burl Ring Dyed Olivewood burl (1" h, 1 1/2" dia.)

Tom Calhoun (Makawao, HI) Peahi Mango wood (2" h, 3 3/8" dia.) May-June, 2013

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News WHAT’S & Exhibits HAPPENING Heads registration opens for AWFS fair

weekend with wood

The 2013 AWFS®Fair—the major woodworking show of the year in North America—is taking place July 24-27 at the Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV. This biennial event includes a massive exhibition floor of manufacturers and distributors of woodworking tools and equipment, supplies, and services, in addition to a full educational seminar program. The exhibit floor has been reconfigured to improve traffic flow. Registration for the 50 educational sessions is now open, including tracks on handcrafted furniture, techniques, cabinet/ millwork, management, technology, small shops, safety, and teachers. Among the handcrafted furniture instructors are Tim Celeski, Roland Johnson, Darrell Peart, and Paul Schürch. For info and registration, visit the website: or call: (800) 946-2937.

Wood magazine hosts Weekend with Wood, May 17-19, in Des Moines, IA. This event consists of 8 rotations covering 37 woodworking topics—from hand tools to power tools, basic techniques to advanced—by 9 recognized master craftsmen. Teachers include Marc Adams, Kevin Boyle, Jim Heavey, John Olson, Tom McLaughlin, Zane Powell, Gary Rogowski, Brian Simmons, and George Vondriska. Registration is limited to 200 attendees, and the fee includes lunches on Friday and Saturday. For info, visit the website: www. or call: (888) 636-4478.

handworks The national historic landmark Amana Colonies hosts HandWorks 2013, May 24-25, in Amana, IA. Held in a restored timber-frame dairy barn, this event celebrates woodworking tools and traditions, featuring demonstrations by 27 unique hand toolmakers. Featured presentation will be Virtuoso: The Tool Chest of H.O. Studley by furniture expert Don Williams and magazine publisher and author Chris Schwartz. In addition, the historic German villages feature pre-industrial attractions of old-word furniture and craft shops, as well as traditional German restaurants. Admission to the event is free, and door prizes will be provided. For info, visit the website: www.


ALTBUILD EXPO IN SANTA MONICA The 10th annual Alternative & Building Expo takes place May 10-11 at the Civic Auditorium in Santa Monica, CA. This event features over 150 exhibitors representing the best of green building & design materials, processes, and services, as well as on-going presentations, exhibitions, and tours. For info, visit the web site: www.altbuildexpo. com or call: (310) 390-2930.

SEATTLE WOODEN BOAT FESTIVAL The 37th annual Lake Union Wooden Boat Festival will be held July 4-7 at South Lake Union Park in Seattle, WA. Various types of vessels will be on display, and a variety of maritime and boatbuilding skills will be demonstrated. There also will be toy boat building, family boatbuilding, sailing model boats on the pond, boat rides, and races. For info, contact the Center for Wooden Boats, (206) 382-2628 or visit the web site:


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NW Decoy Collectors Show at Bellevue Coast Hotel, Bellevue, WA. For info: Brett Stark, (206) 963-8800. May 4 Adventures in Wood at Reiman Gardens, Ames, IA. For info: (515) 292-2459. May 4-5 Capital Woodcarvers at Scottish Rite Masonic Center, Sacramento, CA. For info: (916) 783-5477. May 4-5 Western Montana Wood Show at Fairgrounds, Missoula, MT. For info: (406) 273-4219. May 18-19 Pikes Peak Whittlers at Shrine Club, Colorado Springs, CO. For info: (719) 471-8776. May 18-19 Driftwood Sculpture at Country Village, Bothell, WA. May 18-19 South Coast Carvers Show at Pony Village Mall, North Bend, OR. For info: (541) 396-2360. May 18-19 Great Plains Wood Carvers at Cessna Activity Center, Wichita, KS. (316) 788-0175. May 25-25 Idaho Woodcarvers Jamboree at Woodcraft, Boise, ID. (888) 453-0879. June 9-16 International Woodcarvers Congress at Jackson County Fairgrounds, Maquoketa, IA. For info: (563) 676-8264. June 13-16 Wood Sculpture Competition, Reedsport,OR. For info: (541) 271-3495. June 14-15 Wonderful World of Wood at the Union 8th Grade Center Commons in Broken Bow, OK. For info: (918) 899-1946. June 15-16 Artistry in Wood Carvers Show at Quality Inn & Suites, North Platte, NE. For info: (308) 532-2599. June 21-23 Sand and Sawdust Festival at Convention Center, Ocean Shores, WA. June 29-30 Oregon Waterfowl Festival at Columbia County Fair Grounds, St. Helens, OR. For info: (800) 603-6035.

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The Utah Woodturning Symposium, the longest running woodturning symposium, holds its 34th conference, May 16-18, at Utah Valley University in Orem, UT. Over 90 demos by more than 23 international woodturners, offers something for everyone—from beginner to professional. Featured demonstrators are Nick Arnull (UK), Mark Baker (UK), Clinton Biggs (Canada), Kip Christensen (UT), Andy Cole (HI), David Drescher (Australia), J. Paul Fennell (AZ), Cynthia Gibson (GA), Steve Hagen (UT), Mick Hanbury (UK), Tim Heil (MN), Joe Herrmann (OH), Kurt Hertzog (NY), Alan Lacer (WI), Mary Lacer (WI), Dennis Liggett (MO), Mike Mahoney (UT), Dale Nish (UT), Jerry Sambrook (MA), Mark Supik (MD), John Wessels (South Africa), Vic Wood (Australia), and Ken Wraight (Australia). Pre-registration deadline is May 8. For more info, visit the web site:

The American Association of Woodturners will hold its 27th annual symposium, June 28-30, in Tampa, FL. This event consists of rotations of more than 100 classroom-type demonstrations and panel discussions, covering topics for the beginner to advanced turner. Exhibitions include the juried Currents (see pages 40-41); the Chapter Collaborative Challenge; Empty Bowls community fund-raiser; and the always popular Instant Gallery. In addition, there will be machinery and wood venders, auctions, and the banquet. The early registration deadline is May 15. For info, visit the web site: or call: (651) 484-9094.

CRAFT SUPPLIES USA Craft Supplies USA in Provo, UT hosts its annual Super Wednesday on May 15, preceding the Utah Woodturning Symposium. The event features 20 free demonstrations, clearance sale on woodturning tools and supplies, door prizes, and BBQ lunch. For info, visit the website: or call: (800) 551-8876.

rocky mountain SYMPOSIUM The Rocky Mountain Woodturners will hold their 15th Annual Rocky Mountain Woodturning Symposium, Sept. 13-15, at the Ranch/ Larimer County Fairgrounds in Loveland, CO. Participants can select from over 42 rotations, with featured demonstrators David Ellsworth, Binh Pho, Kip Christensen, Kirk DeHeer, Jason Schneider, Michael Blankenship, Rick Orr, John Giem, Ashley Harwood, and Dale Bonertz. There will also be vendors and a hands-on woodturning area. For info, visit the website: or contact Allen Jensen, (970) 663-1868.



PCBC 2013, the premier West Coast homebuilding show, takes place June 5-6, at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA. For info, visit the web site: or call: (800) 956-7469.

Legacy Woodworking Machinery hosts an Open House, May 1518, coinciding with the Utah Woodturning Symposium. Their 5-axis CNC machines will be showcased, with ornamental turning demonstrations and instruction. The Open House will take place, 2-7pm, each day. Legacy is located at 435 W. 1000 N. in Springville, UT. For info, visit the web site: or call: (801) 491-0010.

PENTURNERS RENDEZVOUS The 9th annual Penturners Rendezvous—featuring demos, exhibits, and contests—will be held May 15 at Utah Valley State in Orem, UT. This annual event—including pen displays, demonstrations, and vendors—precedes the Utah Woodturning Symposium. For info, visit the web site:

NATIONAL HARDWARE SHOW See the newest products to appear on the shelves of your nearby hardware stores at the National Hardware Show, May 7-9, at the Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV. Advanced registration is free. For info:

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News MORE & Exhibits HAPPENINGS Heads LIE-NIELSEN open House/workshops Lie-Nielsen Toolworks hosts its annual Summer Open House at its showroom and factory, July 13-14, in Warren, ME. In addition, weekend hand tool technique workshops are being held May thru August, with such instructors as Christian Becksvoort, Matt Bickford, Peter Follansbee, Garrett Hack, Frank Klausz, Philip Lowe, Mary May, Deneb Puchalski, and Roy Underhill. For specific details, visit the website: or call: (800) 327-2520.

OLYMPIA WOODTURNING SYMPOSIUM The Woodturners of Olympia (WA) host their 2013 Creativity in Woodturning Symposium, July 27, in Lacey, WA. Featured demonstrators are John Jordan and Jack Wayne. John will also be conducting full-day workshops on July 28-31. Pre-registration fee is $90; registration after May 31 is $100. For more info, visit the web site: or call: Al Price, (360) 791-0396.

national marquetry Symposium The American Marquetry Society will hold its 2013 National Marquetry Symposium, Sept. 12-14, at the Lakewood Arts Council’s Art Center and Gallery in Lakewood, CO. For membership and show info, visit the website:

seattle bamboo Festival The 2013 Seattle Bamboo Festival will be held May 19 at the Seattle Chinese Garden, just north of South Seattle Community College. This event consists of a plant sale, demos & lectures, and vendors. For info, email James Clever:

summer workshops in fort bragg

Registration is open for the summer program at College of the Redwoods’ Fine Woodworking Program in Fort Bragg, CA. Workshops include: Tool and Jig Making with Yeung Chan (May 20–24), Intro to Parquetry with Heather Trosdahl (June 3–7), Design a Chair with Laura Mays (June 10–14), Making and Using a Western Saw with Kevin Drake (June 17-21), Tools and Techniques with Jim Budlong (July 8–26), Plane Making with Jim Budlong (July 8-12), and Techniques with Jim Budlong (July 15–26). For info, visit the web site: or call: (707) 964-7056.

SWAT WOODTURNING SYMPOSIUM The Texas woodturning clubs host their 22nd annual SWAT Woodturning Symposium, Aug. 23-25, in Waco, TX. The second largest woodturning symposium in the U.S., this event features demos, vendors, an instant gallery, raffles, and a banquet. Lead demonstrators include Jimmy Clewes, Ashley Harwood, Marilyn Campbell, Brian McEvoy, J. Paul Fennell, and Dixie Biggs. For info, visit the web site: or call Wayne Furr: (405) 364-7278.

DEMING LOGGING SHOW The 51st annual Deming Logging Show takes place June 8-9, just outside Deming, WA. This event includes a variety of log-related competitions, such as log sawing, pole climbing, log rolling, and axe throwing. There will also be exhibits, such as blacksmithing, and plenty of food. For info, visit the web site: or call: (360) 592-3051.


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The 21st annual Truckee (CA) Building Show takes place May 2526 at Truckee High School in Truckee, CA. Besides exhibitors related to mountain home construction, seminars include various topics on Green Building. For info, visit the web site: www.truckeehomeshow.

TOOL SWAP MEETS May 5 May 18 May 18 May 18 June 8 June 8 June 9 July 7 July 7 July 13 July 13

Rocky Mountain Tool Collectors, Monument, CO. For info: Mark Koons, (307) 322-2127. Pacific Northwest Tool Collectors at Alki Masonic Hall, Seattle, WA. For info: Bill Racine, (503) 628-1488. Tool Swap Meet at Anderson Plywood, Culver City, CA. For info: John Arenson, (310) 397-8229. P.A.S.T. Late Spring Show, Redding, CA. For info: Jim Schoenky, (530) 275-1002. Old Tool Swap Meet at Arroyo Hardwoods, Pasadena, CA. For info: Bob Wilber, (626) 447-5466. Pacific Northwest Tool Collectors at Hillsboro, OR. For info: Bill Racine, (503) 628-1488. Rocky Mountain Tool Collectors at Rock Creek Farm, Broomfield, CO. For info: Mark Koons, (307) 322-2127. Rocky Mountain Tool Collectors, Loveland, CO. For info: Mark Koons, (307) 322-2127. Rocky Mountain Tool Collectors, Albuquerque, NM. For info: Connie Fessler, (505) 243-4905. Tool Swap Meet at Laguna Tools, Irvine, CA. For info: Drew Shellenberger, (714) 450-2365. Hotter’n’ Hell Antique Tool Auction at Harvester Lions Club, St. Charles, MO. For info: Mike Urness, (314) 497-7884.

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1652 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley, CA (510) 843-2527 The ACCI Gallery hosts its 2013 National Juried Exhibition, May 10-June 9. This show features 2-D and 3-D work in all media.

Stanford University, Stanford, CA (650) 723-4177 The Cantor Arts Center presents Wood, Metal, Paint, thru Oct. 13. This exhibit features sculpture from the Fisher Collection, including work by Martin Puryear.

ARtists along the bitteroot Stevensville, MT The Artists Along the Bitterroot, June 14-16, is an open studio tour of local artists, including furnituremaker Andy Chidwick.

ART at the source Sonoma County, CA (707) 829-4797 Artists in West Sonoma County open their studios to the public, June 1-2 and 8-9. Among the 150 participating artists are woodworkers Don Ajello, Paul Feinstein, Jerry & Deborah Kermode, and Chuck Quibel.

ARTWOOD 1000 Harris Ave., Bellingham, WA (360) 647-1628 Artwood features Small Tables, Wine & Cheese, and Candlelight in May. In June, the gallery celebrates its 25th year in the Fairhaven neighborhood by exhibiting old and new work by gallery artists.

Beatrice woods center 8560 Ojai-Santa Paula Rd., Ojai, CA (805) 646-3381 The Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts features sculpture by lathe artist Satoshi Fujinuma, June 8-July 27.

BErkeley art center 1275 Walnut St., Berkeley, CA (510) 644-6893 The Berkeley Art Center presents Origins: Elemental Forms in Contemporary Sculpture, thru June 9. This exhibition explores the primal and evolutionary impulses of shape, form, and figure as expressed through distinct works from an accomplished and diverse group of sculptors, including wood artists Donald Fortescue, Sam Perry, Matt Reynoso, and Esther Traugot.

bowers museum of cultural art 2002 N. Main St., Santa Ana, CA (714) 567-3600 The Bowers Museum presents Scrimshaw: The Art and Craft of the American Whaler, thru July 7. On display are whale teeth and bone, carved with images of Victorian ladies, female pirates, and scenes from the sea, by sailors from the golden age of American Whaling.


cONTEMPORARY CRAFT MARKET Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, CA (310) 285-3655 The Contemporary Crafts Market presents its 27th annual summer show, June 7-9. Over 250 artists creating handcrafted functional and decorative art will be displaying work in wood, ceramics, jewelry, glass, and fiber.

cOttonwood art festival 61321 W. Belt Line Rd. Richardson, TX (972) 744-4582 The 43rd annual Spring Cottonwood Art Festival will be held May 4-5. This juried show features work of over 240 artists, working in various media.

craft in america study center 8415 W. 3rd St., Los Angeles, CA (310) 659-9022 The Craft in America Study Center presents Good Enough to Eat: the Fusion of Food and Craft. This exhibit features food as medium for craft, thru June 22.

crOCKER ART MUSEUM 216 O St., Sacramento, CA (916) 808-7000 The Crocker Art Museum presents Super Bowls: The Art of Turned Wood, thru July 7. The 32 exquisitely turned bowls and other objects in this exhibition combine the beauty of wood with designs that accentuate wood’s unique properties. Artists include M. Dale Chase, Jean Christophe Couradin, David Ellsworth, Ron Kent, Dan Kvitka, Bert Marsh, Ed Moulthrop, Philip Moulthrop, Matt Moulthrop, Gene Pozzesi, Jack Slentz, Bob Stocksdale, Al Stirt, William Hunter, and Howard Werner.

Del mano (800) 335-6266 del Mano continues Masters of Contemporary Wood Art, Part II—featuring outstanding work available on the secondary market—thru May 4, and Turned Wood-Small Treasures, thru May 18. Its annual Hot Tea! show—featuring tea pots in various media, including wood—runs June 1-22.

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1345 Champa St. Denver, CO (303) 330-8237 The Denver Performing Arts Complex hosts its 15th annual Downtown Denver Arts Festival, May 24-26. Over 100 multimedia artists, including woodworkers Al Amon, Fritz Anders, Randy Blunt, Rex Burningham, Dwayne Cranford, Kevin DesPlanques, Paul Namkung, Jeffrey Nelson, Clifford Russell, and David Rec.

75 5th St. W., St. Paul, MN (651) 484-9094 The Gallery of the American Association of Woodturners presents Harmony, thru June 2. This is the 7th invitational exhibition of the AAW Professional Outreach Program, in which 38 artists were asked to interpret the concept of harmony in a miniature form (6" x 6" x 6"). Turning Around the Hus: Traditional Woodenware from Scandinavia, continues thru Jun. 30.

Fifth floor gallery 502 Chung King Ct., Los Angeles, CA (213) 687-8443 The Fifth Floor Gallery hosts Craft + Design, June 20-30. This is the 2013 Furniture Society member show, being held in conjunction with FS2013.

FOrest heritage center Broken Bow, OK (580) 494-6497 The Forest Heritage Center hosts Master Woodworking Artist of the Year Exhibit, thru May 5. This juried show features wood art by Tommy Allen, Ben Berryman, Jim Cate, Dewayne Colwell, Ron Engel-Wilson, Didier Jegaden, Butch Lindsey, Ray McAdams, and Kenneth Vonk.

GALLERY M 328 Main St., Half Moon Bay, CA (650) 726-7167 Gallery M presents Doug Heley in May and Brian McLachlan in June. Doug will show high-end—functional and non-functional—kitchenware, while Brian will show kitchen and office accessories.

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gualala arts center 46501 Old State Hwy., Gualala, CA (707) 884-1138 The Gualala Arts Center presents Architectural Show, May 3-26. This exhibition will include architectural drawings and models from local and non-local architects, designers, and decorators, as well as providing an opportunity for artists to explore this theme, using any artistic media.

harbor gallery 61-3642 Kawaihae Rd., Kamuela, HI (808) 882-1510 The Harbor Gallery hosts its 2013 Summer Wood Show, June 29-July 27. This show features functional and decorative wood pieces by local makers.

highlight gallery 45052 Main St., Mendocino, CA (707) 937-3132 The Highlight Gallery presents Fine Furniture 2013, May 3-12. On display is work by students and teachers of the College of the Redwoods Fine Woodworking Program in Fort Bragg, CA.

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ON EXHIBIT Chad Wierema (Loveland, CO) Cabinet with Patinated Doors

Vince Wilson (Ft. Collins, CO) Open Form Ash Bowl

Pat Morrow (Evergreen, CO) Charm Table 4

‘TWO TREES’ in fort collins

Frank Amigo (Ft. Collins, CO) Lidded Vessel with Carved Ash Leaf

417 W. Magnolia, Fort Collins, CO (970) 416-2737 The Lincoln Center in Fort Collins, CO celebrates the lives of two Ash trees that once stood on its property, with the exhibit Two Trees, thru June 8. The century-old trees were removed as part of a construction project in 2010, and local artists were invited to submit proposals to utilize the wood to create art objects. The submissions were reviewed by nationally-recognized wood artists David Nittmann and Trent Bosch, and 22 projects were selected. The resulting work was debuted at the Center in April. The pieces utilized original branches, trunks, and even the sawdust to create everything from figurative sculptures, to functional and fine art vessels, to tables and chairs, paper for poetry, woodcuts, and even a game to play in the gallery. These pieces are being sold, through a Silent Auction, to benefit arts and tree planting projects. The auction closes June 7. For info, visit the website: lctix/galleries-exhibitions.php or call: Jeanne Shoaff, (970) 416-2737.

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4848 Main St., Houston TX (713) 529-4848 The Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (HCCC) presents The Tool at Hand, May 31-Sept. 8. This exhibit features work by 16 artists in all media, made using one tool, including woodworkers Chad Curtis, David Gates, Mark Lindquist, Gord Peteran, and Jonathan Prown. Videos of artists working can be seen at: www.

One Cameron Way, Kahului, HI (808) 242-2787 The Maui Arts & Cultural Center hosts, the 35th annual Art Maui, thru May 11. This show features multi-media, including woodwork.

japanese friendship garden Balboa Park, San Diego, CA (619) 232-2721 The Japanese Friendship Garden presents Handcrafted Journeys: Japanese American Woodworkers In San Diego, May 3-July 28. This exhibition chronicles the evolution of Japanese American woodworking from the functional objects made in the pre-WWII era, through their refinement during the internment camp experience, to post-war woodworks that reflect the aesthetically motivated use of traditional skills. Handmade tools made by the woodworkers will also be displayed.

laguna arts festivals Laguna Canyon Rd., Laguna Beach, CA The Western end of Laguna Canyon will again be bustling with the three annual summer arts festivals. The Sawdust Festival and Art-A-Fair are being held June 28-Sept. 1, while the Festival of the Arts (with its Pageant of the Masters presentation) takes place June 30-Aug. 31. All three shows are multi-media exhibitions. For info: Festival of the Arts: (949) 494-1145, Sawdust: (949) 494-3030, and Art-A-Fair: (949) 494-4514.

MINGEI INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM 1439 El Prado, San Diego, CA (619) 239-0003 Mingei International Museum presents The Art of Musical Instruments, thru July 28. This exhibit explores the art of music making, sharing the beautiful form and design details of musical instruments from cultures across the world. In addition, Artful Animals will be displayed thru Sept. 8. This multi-media exhibit is a menagerie of animals from cultures across the globe. Allied Craftsman Today, June 8-Jan. 5, features current work in all media by members of the San Diego Allied Craftsmen organization.

MOUNTAIN ARTS GUILD 228 N. Alarcon St., Prescott, AZ (928) 445-2510 The Mountain Artist Guild & Gallery presents work by members of the Prescott Woodturners, May 16-June 20.

Mulvane art MUSEUM Washburn University, Topeka, KS (785) 670-1124 The Mulvane Art Museum at Washburn University hosts Tools in Motion, June 22-Aug. 18. This is an exhibit of 47 witty, lighthearted works of everyday tools and hardware from the Hechinger Collection.

lake oswego festival of the arts George Rogers Park, Lake Oswego, OR (503) 636-1060 The 50th annual Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts takes place June 21-24. The Fine Arts Craft Faire component features the multimedia work of 110 artists, including several woodworkers.

longmont museum 400 Quail Rd., Longmont, CO (303) 651-8969 The Longmont Museum & Cultural Center presents Build! The Amazing World of LEGO, June 8–Sept. 8. This exhibition displays remarkable creations from LEGO bricks and allows visitors to dig in and create their own masterpiece.

L.A. CRAFT & FOLK ART MUSEUM 5814 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA (323) 937-4230 The Craft and Folk Art Museum presents Scratching the Surface: Contemporary Wood Sculpture, thru May 5. In partnership with del Mano Gallery, the exhibition presents the work of nine contemporary wood sculptors: Christian Burchard (OR), Todd Hoyer (AZ), William Hunter (CA), Art Leistman (Canada), Pascal Oudet (France), George Peterson (NC), Michael Peterson (WA), Merryll Saylan (CA), and Jack Slentz (NM).

MALOOF HISTORIC RESIDENCE 5131 Carnelian St., Alta Loma, CA (909) 980-0412 The Sam and Alfreda Maloof Foundation for Arts and Crafts presents With Strings Attached, thru Oct. 31. This exhibit features wood instruments, along with Maloof music stands. The exhibit, as well as docent tours of the Maloof home, are available on Thursdays and Saturdays. May-June, 2013

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724 N.W. Davis St. , Portland, OR (503) 223-2654 The Museum of Contemporary Craft presents Object Focus: The Bowl, thru Sept. 21. This multi-media exhibit features the bowl form, including turned wood by Bob Stocksdale.

Los Angeles, CA A follow-up to the 2011-12 Getty initiative, 17 arts organizations will participate in Pacific Standard Time Presents: Modern Architecture in L.A., thru July. Each institution will offer exhibits and programs related to Los Angeles architecture (full list available at website).

MUSEUM OF making music 5790 Armada Dr., Carlsbad, CA (760) 438-5996 The Museum of Making Music presents The Harp, thru Sept. 30. This exhibit examines the harp’s indelible place in the history of mankind.

new mexico arts & crafts fair State Fairgrounds, Albuquerque, NM (505) 884-9043 The 52nd annual New Mexico Arts & Crafts showcases over 220 of the state’s finest craftsmen, June 21-23. Among the invited woodworkers participating are: Michael Baron, Dennis & Cecilia Dickey, Michael Fratrick, Tim Long, Adrian Martinez, Reynold & Charen Stafford, Bruce Taylor, Thomas Tominson, Ralph Watts, and Regina Zavier.

price tower art center 510 Dewey Ave., Bartlesville, OK (918) 336-4949 The Price Tower Art Center hosts Frank Lloyd Wright’s Samara: A Mid-Century Dream House, thru Sept. 3. This exhibit features 117 works—including furnishings, photographs, drawings, family memorabilia, video, banners, and interactives—from his “ideal family home,” built in Indiana.

reflections kaleidoscopes 10400 Kasten St., Mendocino, CA (707) 937-0173 Reflections Kaleidoscopes presents Metamorphosis, thru May 3. This 6th annual exhibit features a variety of kaleidoscopes.

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2111 1st Ave., Seattle, WA (206) 625-0542 The Northwest Woodworkers Gallery (formerly Northwest Fine Woodworking) features both functional and decorative woodwork by gallery artists, May-June.

7056 E. Main St., Ste. 2, Scottsdale, AZ (602-738-1586 The Nature Conservancy has opened the Restoring Arizona’s Forests Gallery, bringing the forest to people living in the Phoenix-metro area. The current exhibit, thru May 15, features local artists’ interpretations of forest health through photography, painting, and wood sculpture. Wood artists include Mitch Fry, Rebecca Davis & Roger Asay, Todd Hoyer, and Hayley Smith.

richmond art center 2540 Barrett Ave., Richmond, CA (510) 620-6772 The Richmond Art Center presents Innovations in Contemporary Crafts, thru June 1. This juried exhibition features contemporary crafts by California artists working in ceramics, wood, glass, metal, fiber, enamel, paper, and jewelry.



2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar, CA (858) 755-1161 The 32nd annual Design in Wood exhibition will be held at the San Diego County Fair, June 8-July 4. The is one of the largest showcases of woodworking in the U.S., consisting of more than 350 entries in 24 competitive categories. Local clubs will be conducting demonstrations throughout the show, including handtool chairmaking.

s.f. airport museums S.F. International Airport, San Francisco, CA (650) 652-2272 The San Francisco Airport Museum presents Inspired Design, thru Aug. 30, in the International Terminal (Main Hall). The show features Shaker furniture from the Benjamin Rose Collection.

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s.f. museum of craft+design 2569 Third St., San Francisco, CA (415) 773-0303 After much delay, the San Francisco Museum of Craft+Design has re-emerged in a new facility at the American Industrial Center. Its inaugural show is Michael Cooper: A Sculptural Odyssey, thru Jun. 30. This exhibit features more than 17 exquisitely crafted and thought-provoking kinetic & faux-kinetic works of wood and mixed media, created by the Bay area craftsman over the past four decades.

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tomé gallery

150 N. Main St., Sebastopol, CA (707) 829-7200 The Sebastopol Center for the Arts hosts a preview of Art at the Source, May 16-June 10. Among the 150 participating artists are woodworkers Don Ajello (sculpture), Paul Feinstein (turned wood), Jerry & Deborah Kermode (turned wood), and Chuck Quibell (turned wood).

2930 State Highway 47, Los Lunas, NM (505) 565-0556 The Tomé Gallery presents The Kitchen Show, thru May 12. This show features kitchen items, in clay, fiber, metal, and wood.

soboba casino 23333 Soboba Rd., San Jacinto, CA (866) 476-2622 Soboba Casino hosts its Let the Chips Fly woodworking show, May 11-12. The event showcases woodwork by local artists, while raising money to benefit regional high school woodworking shops. In addition, there will be a High School Wood Shop contest.

sonoma county Museum 425 7th St., Santa Rosa, CA (707) 579-1500 The Sonoma County Museum hosts Tools in Motion, thru June 2. This is an exhibit of 47 witty works of tools and hardware— hammers, saws, and wrenches—from the Hechinger Collection.

stephen F. Austin university School of Art, Nacogdoches, TX (936) 468-4804 The Cole Art Center hosts the 19th annual Texas National 2013, thru May 25. Open to all 2-D & 3-D media, this exhibit features work by emerging artists.

tohono chul park 7366 N. Paseo del Norte, Tucson, AZ (520) 742-6455 Tohono Chul Park presents Metal, Stone, Wood, thru Sept. 1. This show features fine art, furniture, and functional ware by Tucson-area artists.

ucla hammer museum 10899 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA (310) 443-7000 The UCLA Hammer Museum presents Richard Artschwager!, June 16, -Sept. 1. This retrospective features over 145 sculptures, paintings, and drawings (see pages 54-55).

umpqua valley arts assoc. 1624 W. Harvard Ave., Roseburg, OR (541) 672-2532 The Umpqua Valley Arts Association hosts an exhibition of work by members of the Beaver State Woodturners, thru May 3.

washington state capitol 211 S.W. 21st Ave., Olympia, WA (360) 753-2580 The Washington State Capitol will host With Our Hands, thru Sept. 14. This exhibit features folk art traditions by Washington’s immigrants and Native American inhabitants.

texas arts & crafts foundation 4000 Riverside Drive E., Kerrville, TX (830) 896-5711 The 42nd annual Official Texas State Arts & Crafts Fair, May 2426. Over 120 multi-media artists from Texas will be showing work.

waterstone gallery 424 N.W. 12th Ave., PORTLAND OR (503) 226-6196 The Waterstone Gallery presents Terra Nullius, June 5-30. This show features the turned wood of Helga Winter.

the domain 11410 Century Oaks Ter., Austin, TX (281) 222-6820 The Domain hosts Art Austin, Mar. 23-24. This festival features work by 90 artists, including woodworkers Ted Armulowicz, Roger England, Robert Galusha, Brian Johnson, and Mark Mallia.

WESTERN HERITAGE CENTER Puyallup Fairgrounds, Puyallup, WA (253) 752-9708 The Fred Oldfield Western Heritage & Art Center hosts its 2nd annual Woodturning Show & Sale, May 4-31. The show features turned wood by artists from the Northwest.


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ORGANIZATIONAL NEWS Tai Lake Entry Chair Java Plum (45" h, 29" w, 24" d)

Michael Patrick Smith Blossom Cook Pine (12" dia.)

Hawai’i Wood guilD exhibition The Hawai’i Wood Guild on the Big Island held its 27th annual exhibition, last Winter, at the Isaacs Art Center in Waimea, HI. The exhibition featured well over 50 pieces of furniture, sculpture, turnings, musical instruments, and accessories, ranging from the functional to whimsical. Best of Show went to Tai Lake for his Java Plum Entry Chair. Category winners were Timothy Allan Shafto, Tiffany DeEtte Shafto, & Joshua Johansen for Harmony Table (Joinery); John Mydock & Elmer Adams for Oasis (Sculpture); and Michael Patrick Smith for Blossom (Woodturning). The Artists’ Choice winner—voted upon by the exhibiting artists—went to Timothy Allan Shafto, Tiffany DeEtte Shafto, & Joshua Johansen for Harmony Table. The People’s Choice Award winner—voted upon by show visitors—went to Mats Fogelvik for his Curly Koa Feathers Table. All the exhibited pieces can be seen at the website: John Mydock & Elmer Adams Oasis Norfolk Pine, Koa, driftwood, gold leaf (21" h, 16" dia.)

Mats Fogelvik Feathers Curly Koa (30" h, 30" dia.)

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ORGANIZATIONAL NEWS A complete list of woodworking clubs in the West can be found at the Woodworker West website: Carving events are also listed on page 25. Clubs can e-mail listing information to: ARIZONA The Prescott Woodturners will have a demo by Alan Carter, June 8. Members will also exhibit work at the Mountain Artist Guild & Gallery in Prescott, May 16-June 20. For info: Jim Muehleisen, (928) 771-0125. CALIFORNIA The Bay Area Woodturners will have a demo by Doug Fisher, May 11. For info: Bill Mellberg, (925) 484-0316. The Nor-Cal Woodturners will have a demo by Doug Fisher, May 6. For info: Tony White, (916) 206-9264. The San Diego Woodturners will have a demo by Graeme Priddle, July 20. For info: Sally Ault, (619) 225-1120. The Sequoia Woodturners will have a demo by Doug Fisher, May 7. For info: Tye Putman, (559) 297-1930. The West Bay Woodturners will have a demo by Doug Fisher, May 3. For info: Curtis Vose, (415) 334-8185. Several of the San Diego woodworking clubs will be demonstrating at the San Diego Fair's Design in Wood exhibition, June 8-July 4. For info: Robert Stevenson, (619) 422-7338. COLORADO The Colorado Woodworkers will have a presentation and seminar with Chris Gochnour, May 31-June 2. For info: Lindy Baer, (303) 989-3310. The Front Range Woodturners will have a demo and discussion with Dale Larson, May 7-8. For info: Curtis Vose, (415) 334-8185. The Rocky Mountain Woodturners will have a demo by Dale Larson, May 9. For info: Peter Herman, (970) 663-1951. HAWAII The Honolulu Woodturners will have a demo and workshop with Don Derry, May 11-12. For info: Sandy Rhines, (808) 261-0041. The West Hawaii Woodturners will have a demo and workshop with Don Derry, May 4-5. For info: Jack Mise, (808) 324-6802. NEVADA The Nevada Woodchucks will demonstrate at the Western

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From David Marks Studio

Answering Reader’s Questions by David Marks

1. Rubbing Out an Arm R Seal Finish: After the final coat of Arm R Seal, how long would you let it cure? And, how would you rub it out for a gloss finish and how would you rub it out for a satin finish? Jeff David's Answer: While I do lots of rubbing out techniques on lacquer, my approach to rubbing out Arm R Seal is different. Lacquer is a much harder (or should I say brittle) finish and behaves differently. You can wet sand and polish or buff lacquer with excellent results, because each layer melts into the previous one. With Arm R Seal, it is essentially a thinned down varnish that is designed to be wiped on and wiped off. I always build all of my coats of finish with gloss, no matter if it is lacquer, or varnish, or oil, or polyurethane. In some cases when I want a satin finish, I will apply a coat of satin as the final coat. In other cases, I will use rubbing out techniques to dull down the finish.

David Marks has been a studio furniture maker in Santa Rosa, CA for nearly 40 years and was the host of the popular woodworking television program Wood Works on the DIY network. He also has been a contributor to Woodworker West, since 2004. Over seven seasons, David produced 91 episodes of WoodWorks, featuring step-by-step instructions for building contemporary studio furniture. He has recently secured a licensing agreement, re-edited them, and is making them available on his eStore: www.djmarks. com/estore/. In addition to Season 1 and Season 2, Season 3 is now available, which can be purchased as a complete DVD of the full 13 episodes or episodes #301 thru #313 can be individually downloaded from the website. Also available are detailed production plans for each project from Seasons 1-4. David will be teaching woodworking classes at the Woodcraft store in Spokane: Gilding & Chemical Patination (May 18) and Marquetry & Inlay Techniques (May 19). He will be teaching the following at his studio in Santa Rosa, CA: Finishing (Aug. 1-5) and Gilding & Chemical Patination (Aug. 16-18). Details on these and future classes at the David Marks Studio can be found at the website:

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My approach to Arm R Seal is to build all of the coats with gloss, wiping it on, wiping it off, then letting it dry overnight. The next day, I rub the surface with 0000 steel wool, blow the dust off, and apply another coat. My goal is to have the last coat looking perfect, after I finish carefully wiping it off and then buffing it with a clean, soft, cloth. Sometimes, Murphy’s Law gets in the way, and things do not come out looking so great. If I have something in the finish that looks like it needs to be flattened—for example some specs of dust or maybe a hair from a brush or some dried resin—then I can usually level it with some very light sanding with 600 grit sanding paper. From there, I can rub the entire surface with 0000 steel wool to blend the sheen and make it uniform. After that, I would apply another coat of gloss oil to fill in any small scratches from the 600 grit sandpaper and let that dry overnight. If this looks good, then the finish is complete. In some cases, I find I need to lightly 0000 steel wool the finish after the last coat. I like to raise the sheen back up to a semi-gloss, so I will apply a coat of Renaissance Wax and buff that in. Renaissance Wax is a hard, micro-crystalline wax, which resists fingerprints. The wax gives a nice soft, silky feel and improves the look of the surface. You can buff the wax with a soft cloth or clean T-shirt to blend everything to an uniform sheen. 2. Resaw Bandsaw Blades: Sometime back, you came down to my shop in Belvedere to help set up my new bandsaw for resawing. You recommended a resaw blade. Could you tell me again the specs for the blade? Jim David's Answer: The blade that I use and recommend is the Lenox 1 /2" DieMaster 2 (bi-metal blade) with either 3 teeth per inch hook for faster resawing or 4 to 6 teeth per inch hook for smoother cuts and less material lost to the thickness of the Kerf (stock removed by the blade). Woodworker West

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Another option—if your bandsaw is a minimum of 18" or bigger—is the Lenox Tri-Master carbide blade. This blade cuts very fast and smooth. It costs a lot more, and the kerf is wider, 1/16" as opposed to 1/32" with the DieMaster blades. 3. Your Workbench: I really miss your show. I liked your style of woodworking. You are an artist. Did you make that workbench that was used on your show? If so, do you sell plans to make it? I have seen a lot of workbenches and yours is my favorite. John David's Answer: Yes, I did make the Walnut workbench that you saw on WoodWorks. I designed it based upon a workbench built by Makoto Imai, a Japanese timber framer that I studied with back in the mid-1980's. I modified the design and built the base using Makoto's drawing from page 158 of The Workbench Book written by Scott Landis, published by The Taunton Press (1998). The top is my own version of what I wanted for the top of the workbench. I have square holes for bench dogs for either side of the top and one vise at the end of the bench. I used a Record vise at the end, but I housed it inside of some Burmese Padauk and Africian Wenge. I laminated the top out of solid Walnut and cut the through dovetails on my bandsaw. The dovetails are a little over 3 1/2" long due to the thickness of the stock. The bandsaw was an excellent tool for cutting the dovetails. I laid out my own pat-

tern and tilted the bandsaw table to the appropriate angle, using the fence to guide the stock while I cut the pins first. I, then, positioned the pins on to the tail stock and scribed a line with a knife. With the stock supported by a stand, I carefully bandsawed the tails to the scribe line. I used a guide block clamped to the scribe line and chopped half way down with very sharp dovetail chisels. Then, I flipped it over, and chopped half way down from the other side to finish it off. I do teach classes on this technique, if you are ever interested. My recommendation would be to purchase the Workbench Book by Scott Landis. Study the various designs, and put together a design that works best for you. 4. Modulating Hegner Speed: On your Marquetry DVD II, I do not understand how you modulate the Hegner speed. Is it a variable voltage foot pedal? Are you tapping and releasing a momentary footpedal? Or what? Chris David's Answer: I'm glad you enjoyed my Double Bevel Marquetry DVD. Advanced Machinery sells an optional foot pedal that will work with some models of scroll saws. I use their foot pedal to stop and start my cuts. I have the electronic variable speed control Hegner model, which accepts the foot pedal. Foredom also makes a variable speed foot pedal that works well with the Excalibur scroll saw.

David Marks' shop-made workbench, as seen on his television series WoodWorks.

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Tools & Techniques

Parquetry: Composing with Wood by Heather Trosdahl

With all the richness and variety of woods that drive our passion for woodworking, we hope our designs only compliment each board’s unique beauty and character. One way to maximize the yield of such special woods is to resaw boards into veneers to savor every inch of it.

Heather Trosdahl resawing Walnut veneers on the bandsaw. Heather Trosdahl of Oakland, CA is a custom furnituremaker and producing a line of production furniture for Studio Proxima. She received her first training in furniture making at the Chicago Bauhaus Studios and Academy, where she where studied under Berthold Schwaiger. After a stint as a supervisor of custom mill works installations, she attended classes in the Fine Furniture Program at College of the Redwoods (2008-2010). She is interested in contrasting materials, clean lines, and traditional joinery, in a way that achieves an aesthetic balance between contemporary design and traditional craft. Heather believes that gorgeous handmade design should be within the reach of the urban apartment dweller and is interested in making objects that are functional, practical, and sculptural. Her work has been displayed in Chicago, Minneapolis, and Boston. Her Ripple credenza has been featured in Fine Woodworking magazine and the Furniture Society’s Mind and Hand. Her Pinwheel café table won an Award of Excellence at the Sonoma County Wood Fair (2009). Heather’s article on the process of a pinwheel parquetry design was published in the December, 2012 issue of Popular Woodworking magazine. She also demonstrates at many of the West Coast Lie-Nielsen Tool Events, with Glen Drake Tools. She is teaching an Introduction to Parquetry class at College of the Redwoods (June 3-7). Topics, to be covered through lecture and demonstration, include substrate preparation, stock selection, pattern design, re-sawing, working with veneer stock, and veneer pressing. Several prepared patterns will be provided, allowing students to have the time to complete a panel during the course. For info about Heather, visit the website:; for info about her Introduction to Parquetry class, visit the website: summer.html. Page 38

When resawing your own veneers, you get workpieces that are much thicker and more durable than is commerciallyavailable, and they can be worked more like solid wood. Once you have these wonderful veneers, you now have an opportunity to let the grain be free to speak with line, color, texture, shape, and chatoyance (the way light refracts through the wood fibers). You are also able to free yourself from a solid-wood mindset. By putting aside such concerns as wood movement, your possibilities are endless, and you have the freedom to explore something new. Another advantage is the ability to create interesting designs, even when using a single species. It is ideal to work with veneers from flitches of wood from the same tree for consistency of that wood’s unique characteristics. Sometimes a beautifully symmetric book match is best, but other times the wood has something else in mind. With veneers, we can now free our minds to compose, making patterns and portraits only possible with the characteristics of this one special board. These compositions can influence and shape the whole design of a cabinet or table and take you places you never thought you would go. One veneering technique of decorative assembly is called Parquetry. For those not familiar with this term, you might think of the parquet floors in your parent’s house, or if you are a sports fan, you are probably familiar with the parquet floor on which the Boston Celtics play. It is a technique in which veneered pieces are assembled to create panels of repeating The famous parquet floor of the Boston Celtics geometric, mosaic, kaleidoscope, herringbone, or chevron patterns. Some examples, applied to furniture, are provided to the far right in work by students from College of the Redwoods. In

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each case, the panel compositions provide a more interesting visual than a single slice of wood. My first experience with parquetry was as a student in the Fine Furniture Program at College of the Redwoods. When I was not satisfied with various traditional veneering approaches (such as bookmatching and slipmatching) in making a veneered top for a Side Table (below), I turned to my wood for some guidance: “How can I use the chatoyance as part of the design?” The answer was joining pieces of wood to make a geometric pattern. I had a flame-like graphic at the end of my board, and I thought it a shame to destroy its potential by slicing it into smaller pieces. Instead, I cut a template window that framed this part of my board, which allowed me to notice a wedge shape that evoked a petal-like form, or a blade on a windmill rather than a symmetrical wedge suitable for a starburst. I liked this shape, so I used the window to search for other areas on the veneer that would work with this same shape. I found a total of three petals per veneer leaf. Using the chatoyance inherent in the wood to accentuate the already implied movement, a pinwheel pattern emerged for this piece.

Sarah Marriage, Desk English Sycamore

André Ekström Dressing Mirror Mahogany, Yellow Cedar

I documented the creation of this table in a recent article in Popular Woodworking (December, 2012, issue #201). You can further explore this technique with Andrew Wallace and myself, in a summer workshop (Introduction to Parquetry) at College of the Redwoods, June 3-7. Heather Trosdahl Side Table Walnut

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Turning Topics

‘Currents’ Flow at AAW

A Juried Exhibition of the American Association of Woodturners The American Association of Woodturners hosts a juried exhibition in conjunction with its annual symposium to encourage and challenge membership to strive for originality and excellence. This year’s showcase—Currents—demonstrates the continual growth in technique and creativity in the field, in response to the theme of “current” along the Florida shoreline—be it the movement of water or wind. From the 130 submissions, 25 pieces were selected for exhibition at the 27th annual AAW Symposium, June 28-30, in Tampa, FL. This pictorial represents selected work by turned wood artists from the Western states. Can't make it to Tampa? The exhibition will be displayed, Sept. 2-Dec. 31, at the AAW Gallery of Wood Art in St. Paul, MN. Starting in early May, it also may be viewed (as well as the Professional Outreach Program’s Harmony exhibition) at the AAW website: Stephen Hatcher (Olympia, WA) A Study in Amber Bigleaf Maple, amber, minerals, epoxy (11/2" h, 18" dia.)

Bill Haskell (Placentia, CA) Crosscurrents Black Walnut (7 1/2" h, 3 1/2" w, 2 1/2" d)

Dewey Garrett (Prescott, AZ) Turbulence Mun Ebony (1" h, 4 1/2" dia.)

John Beaver (Pacific Palisades, CA) Rolling Wave Fiddleback Maple, paint (4 1/2" h, 10" dia.)

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William Ooms (Prescott, AZ) Pearl in a Square Black Pond African Blackwood, pearl (1" h, 4 1/2" dia.)

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Travis Bauer (Loveland, CO) Asteroid Walnut, Pine, magnets (17" h,15" w, 8" d)

J. Paul Fennell (Scottsdale, AZ) O’er the Bounding Main African Sumac (10 1/2" h, 8" dia.) Gary Sanders (Greenville, TX) Surfers Paradise Cocobolo, Box Elder (3 1/2" h, 9 1/2" w, 4 1/2" d)

Hal Metlitzky (Claremont, CA) Sunrise Yellowheart, Chakte Viga, Satine, Holly, Hard Maple, Tulipwood, Madagasar Rosewood, East Indian Rosewood, Birch (7 3/4" h, 11 3/4" dia.)

John Barany (Yakima, WA) Feeding Frenzy White Paper Birch, copper, acrylics, checmical patinas (62" h, 11" w, 11"d) Bill Luce (Renton, WA) Sabani Douglas fir (6 3/4" h, 15" w, 6 1/2" d)

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FS2013: Faculty Selects The Furniture Society hosts its 2013 Faculty Selects exhibition in conjunction with its FS2013: L.A. Symposium, June 20-23, in Los Angeles, CA. For this annual show, Furniture Society members— who are instructors in furniture, art, and design programs across the country—nominate up to three works by their students, and finalists are chosen by jury.

In 2012, this exhibition was conducted digitally, displayed throughout the 2012 Furniture Society conference. For 2013, a physical exhibition will take place on the floor of Dwell on Design, the largest modern design show on the West Coast. 12 finalists (shown in this pictorial) were selected for the exhibition, as well as 4 alternates in case some pieces are not available for exhibition. These finalists represent work from students at California College of the Arts, Cerritos College, College of the Redwoods (Fort Bragg, CA), Herron School of Art, Indian University of Pennsylvania, Palomar College, Rhode Island School of Design, San Diego State, and University of New Hampshire. Steve Sanchez (California College of the Arts) Laminate Recline Chair Wood, laminate

Dwell on Design takes place June 21-23 at the Convention Center in Los Angeles, CA. For info, visit the website: www.dwellondesign. com. The Furniture Society’s FS13: LA Symposium takes place June 20-23 at various venues throughout Los Angeles. For info, visit the website:

Sarah Marriage (College of the Redwoods) Leviathan Desk English Sycamore

Darrick Rasmussen (College of the Redwoods) Sideboard Douglas Fir, Madrone, leather

Laura Kishimoto (Rhode Island School of Design) Yumi Chair

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Geoffrey Howe (University of New Hampshire) Way of Light Lantern Black Walnut, Padauk, Hickory, assorted veneers

Sam Ladwig (Herron School of Art) Shelf Storage Poplar, steel, white wash

Adam Vorrath (College of the Redwoods) Massive Chair Redwood

Beston Barnett (Palomar College) Beehive Walnut, Zebrawood

George Two Horses (Cerritos Community College) Hollis Chair Walnut, Ash Hannah Quinn (California College of the Arts) Lumber Chair Plywood, MDF, wood, steel, felt, laminate

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Woodturning: Design & Critique Independent Wood Projects

RANDALL MUSEUM 199 Museum Way, San Francisco, CA (415) 554-9600 Call for Classes

ROCKLER WOODWORKING & HARDWARE 541 Contra Costa Blvd., Pleasant Hills, CA (925) 521-1800 May 4 May 11 May 18 May 18 May 18 May 18 May 18 May 25 June 1 June 8 June 15 June 22 June 29

Wine Bottle Stoppers State Park Letter Templates CNC Shark Scroll Saw Puzzle (Kirby Elvin) WorkSharp Sharpening System Rockler Dovetail Jig: Half Blinds Pen Turning Basics: Wood & Acrylic Rockler Shutter System SawStop Carbide Turning Tools Dust Right Dust Collection CNC Shark European Hinge Installation

May 30 June 1 June 2 June 4 June 9 June 11 June 13 June 15-16 June 18 June 20 June 22 June 23 June 25 June 27 June 29 June 30

WOODCRAFT — SF Bay Area East 6044 Dougherty Rd., Dublin, CA (925) 875-9988 May 7, 21 May 11 May 14, 28 May 18-19 May 25 May 30 June 1 June 4 June 11 June 15 June 18 June 25 June 29-30


161 Greenfield Ave., San Rafael, CA (415) 457-4422

40 El Camino Real, San Carlos, CA (650) 631-WOOD

TECHSHOP 120 Independence Dr., Menlo Park, CA (650) 521-9027 926 Howard St., San Francisco, CA (415) 263-9161 300 South 2nd St., San Jose, CA (408) 916-4144 Call for Classes

THE SAWDUST SHOP 452 Oakmead Pkwy., Sunnyvale, CA (408) 992-1004 Wood Carving for Beginners (Bernie Ross) Basic Joinery 3: Box Joints (Ward Bingham) Sharpening Hand Tool Blades (Phil Roybal) Build a Krenov Plane (Neal White) Intro to Veneering (Roybal) Basic Joinery 4: Dovetails 101 (Bingham) Fundamentals of Woodworking: Wall Cabinet (Bingham) Sharpen Your Hand Saws (Ross) Hand-Cut Dovetails (Chris Stein) Intro to Woodturning (Roybal) Basic Joinery 1 (Bingham) Woodworking with Hand Tools (Ross) Fund. of Woodworking: Wall Cabinet—4 sessions (Bingham) Router Fundamentals for Beginners (Roybal) Intro to Finishing—2 sessions (Roybal) Fundamentals of Woodworking: Wall Cabinet (Bingham) Basic Joinery 2—2 sessions (Bingham) Pens I: Turning Beautiful Pens (Roybal) Hand Planes: An Introduction (White) Hand-Cut Dovetails (Stein)

WOODCRAFT — Sacramento 9545 Folsom Blvd., Sacramento, CA (916) 362-9664 May 2 May 4 May 5 May 7 May 9 May 12 May 14 May 16 May 18 May 19 May 21 May 23 May 25 May 26 May 28

How to Use Planers & Jointers (Jeremy Nuttall) Intro to Turning Wood: Bowl & Mallet (Nuttall) Cabinetry 3: How to Build Drawers (Gene Kelly) Bird House from a Fence Board (Bob Hosea) This is Woodworking (Kelly) Carve a Shelf Elf (Jim Hanson) Turning a Cigar Pen (Hosea) Intro to Power Carving (Adam Panto) Scroll Saw Techniques (Panto) Using Your Hand Held Router (Panto) Bob’s Small Turning Projects Workshop (Hosea) Sharpening Your Hand Tools (Panto) Router Table Techniques (Nuttall) Wood Finishing Demystified (Kelly) Turn a Retro Pen (Hosea)

May-June, 2013

Intro to Shop Tools & Safety (Mike Cunningham) Intro to Pyrography (Joanne Carroll) Pen Turning (Cunningham) Cabinet Making I (Greg Thanos) Turning Miniatures (Harvey Klein) General Carving—8 sessions (Mike Budesilich) Finishing 101 (Thanos) Intro to Shop Tools & Safety (Cunningham) Pen Turning (Cunningham) Project Clinic (Thanos) Intro to Shop Tools & Safety (Cunningham) Pen Turning (Cunningham) Cabinet Making I (Thanos)

WOODCRAFT — SF Bay Area South

Call for Carving Classes

May 5 May 6 May 8 May 11 May 15-16 May 15 May 18-19 May 19 May 25 May 30-June 1 June 1 June 2 June 3 June 8 June 10 June 15-16 June 17 June 19 June 22 June 29

Crown Molding Techniques (Nuttall) Intro to Woodworking: Laminated Cutting Board (Nuttall) Carving a Bottle Stopper (Hanson) Turn a Wall Street II Pen (Hosea) Cabinetry 2: Building Stile & Rail Doors (Kelly) Turn an Ice Cream Scoop (Hosea) Hands-On Skew Workshop (Nuttall) Segmented Turning Techniques (Don Womack) Turn an Acrylic Navigator Pen (Hosea) Discussion on Cabinetmaking Techniques (Kelly) Hollow Form Bowl Turning (Nuttall) Dovetail Jig Basics (Nuttall) Turning Tops (Hosea) Scrollsaw Fretwork (Panto) Power Carving: Carve a Rainbow Trout (Panto) Marquetry Techniques (Panto)

May 1 May 3 May 4-5 May 6-7 May 10 May 15 May 18 May 20 May 25-26 June 3-4 June 7 June 8-9 June 12 June 15 June 21 June 22-23 June 24 June 29

Table Saw 101 (Claude Godcharles) Intro to Turning, Sharpening & Safety (George Chisholm) Turning 101 (Chisholm) Pen Turning Basics (Tom Smith) Let’s Make a Segmented Bowl—3 sessions (Chisholm) Shop Safety as a Habit (Godcharles) Intro to Woodworking (Godcharles) Acrylic Cigar Pens (Smith) Turning 1011/2 (Chisholm) Pen Turning Basics (Smith) Intro to Turning, Sharpening & Safety (Chisholm) Turning 101 (Chisholm) Shop Safety as a Habit (Godcharles) Intro to Woodworking (Godcharles) Intro to Segmented Turning (Chisholm) Let’s Make a Ringed Goblet (Chisholm) Acrylic Cigar Pens (Smith) Router 101: Router Basics (Godcharles)


Marquetry Workshop—5 sessions (Patrick Edwards)

CERRITOS COLLEGE 11110 Alondra Blvd., Norwalk, CA (562) 467-5050 June 30

Woodworking Fundamentals—6 sessions (Robert Thornbury)

COMMUNITY WOODSHOP LA 2558 N. San Fernando Rd.​, Los Angeles, CA (626) 755-4202 May 4 May 8 May 11 May 12 May 14 May 18 May 19 May 23 May 25 June 1 June 4 June 6 June 8

Build a Wall Frame for Succulents (Scott Stevens) Intro to Wood Joinery (Emette Rivera) Build an Outdoor Bench (S. Stevens) Table Saw Techniques for Everyone (K. Stern) Intro to Spindle Turning (Pete Carta) How to Build a Garden Box (Robert Stevens) Carving & Shaping Techniques (Stern) Wood/Metal: Floating Wall Shelf—2 ses. (Matt Jones & S. Stevens) Build a Stand for Air Plants (S. Stevens) Build a Wall Frame for Succulents (S. Stevens) How to Tune a Hand Plane (A. Riiska) Build an End Table (Rivera) Build an Outdoor Bench (R. Stevens)


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WORKSHOPS • DEMOS • CLASSES June 11 June 15 June 22

June 1 June 8 June 15 June 15 June 22 June 29

Build a Wooden Stool (Riiska) How to Build a Garden Box (S. Stevens) Build a Frame for Air Plants (S. Stevens)

IDYLLWILD ARTS Idyllwild, CA (951) 659-2171 July 4-7 July 8-12

Native American Flute Making (Marvin & Jonette Yazzie) Furniture Making & Design (Pete Holzman)

ROCKLER WOODWORKING — San Diego 8199 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., San Diego, CA (858) 268-1005

MOHAWK FINISHING PRODUCTS San Diego, CA (800) 545-0047 Aug. 20-21

Wood Touch-Up & Repair

ROCKLER WOODWORKING — Ontario 4320 E. Mills Circle Rd., Ste. G, Ontario, CA (909) 481-9896 May 4 May 4 May 11 May 11 May 18 May 18 May 18 May 18 May 18 May 25 June 1 June 1 June 8 June 8 June 15 June 15 June 22 June 22 June 29 June 29

Wine Bottle Stoppers Beadlock System Kreg Jig State Park Letter Templates How to Build a Wooden Hand Plane—3 sessions CNC Shark Dovetail Jigs Scroll Saw Inlay Pen Turning Rockler Shutter System Inlay Bushing Kit SawStop Bowl Turning Carbide Turning Tools Glass Sharpening System Dust Right Dust Collection Double Bevel Marquetry CNC Shark Picture Frames from Scratch European Hinge Installation

May 4 May 11 May 18 May 18 May 18 May 18 May 18 May 25 June 1 June 8 June 15 June 22 June 29

Wine Bottle Stoppers! Turn a Vase for Mothers’ Day Pen Turning: Beginning &Advanced State Park Sign Makers Templates Sharpening (David Tilson) Carving Furniture Details: The Non-carvers’ Guide Shark CNC Finishing 1: Stripping, Staining, Finishing Touches Router Basics (Tilson) Memorial Day Freedom Pen Turn-a-Thon Rockler Shutter System Woodturning II: Bowls (Tilson) Hand Tool Essentials SawStop Router Dovetail Machine (Tilson) Rockler’s BeadLock System Carbide-Tipped Turning Tools Fearless Finishing (Tilson) Turn Dad a Custom Razor! Dust Right Dust Collection Leigh FMT Jig CNC Routing Turning Wooden Pens (Tilson) Kreg Pocket Screw Joinery European Hinge Installation Veneering (Tilson)

Turning Wine Bottle Stoppers State Park Letter Templates CNC Shark Demo Festool Rockler Dovetail Jig Pen Turning Make an Ice Cream Scoop Rockler Shutter System SawStop Carbide Turning Tools Dust Right Dust Collection CNC Shark European Hinge Installation

RUSS FILBECK CHAIRMAKER San Diego, CA (858) 566-9699 July 15-19 Aug. 6-10

Chair Making: 2-Slat Ladder Back (Russ Filbeck) Chair Making: 2-Slat Ladder Back (Filbeck)

WILLIAM NG SCHOOL OF WOODWORKING 1345 N. Dynamic St., Anaheim, CA (714) 993-4215 May 6-10 May 18-19 May 20-24 June 1-8 June 10-14 June 23-29 July 8-12 July 13-14 July 15-19 July 20-21 July 29-Aug. 2

Segmented Turning (Malcolm Tibbetts) Intro to Wood Carving (Boris Khechoyan) Inlay Techniques in the Greene & Greene Style (William Ng) Blacker House Inspired Chair (Ng) G&G Inspired Ford Server Table (Ng) Building a Masters Work Bench (Ng) Wood Turning (Jimmy Clewes) Sharpening & Hand Tool Tune Up (Ng) Joinery Techniques (Ng) Finishing Techniques (Brian Miller) Greene & Green- Inspired Coffee Table (Ng)

WOODCRAFT — Orange County 12781 Beach Blvd., Stanton, CA (714) 899-1422

ROCKLER WOODWORKING — Pasadena 83 S. Rosemead Blvd., Pasadena, CA (626) 356-9663 Turning Wine Bottle Stoppers Basic Lathe Turning (Pete Carta) State Park Letter Templates Basic Woodworking Shop (Bryan Sharry) CNC Shark Rockler Dovetail Jig Rockler Router Table Demo Festool Sanders Finishing Demo Rockler Shutter System Intro to Pen Turning (Carta)


Turning Wine Bottle Stoppers State Park Letter Templates WorkSharp Sharpening CNC Shark Demo Scroll Saw Magic SawStop Tablesaw “Wounded Warrior” Pen Turning Rockler Shutter System SawStop Carbide Turning Tools Dust Right Dust Collection CNC Shark European Hinge Installation


1955 Tustin St., Orange, CA (714) 282-1157

May 4 May 4 May 11 May 18 May 18 May 18 May 18 May 18 May 18 May 25 June 1

May 4 May 11 May 18 May 18 May 18 May 18 May 18 May 25 June 1 June 8 June 15 June 22 June 29

20725 Hawthorne Blvd., Torrance, CA (310) 542-1466

ROCKLER WOODWORKING — Orange May 4 May 4 May 11 May 11 May 12 May 18 May 18 May 18 May 19 May 25 May 25 May 26 June 1 June 1 June 2 June 8 June 8 June 9 June 15 June 15 June 22 June 22 June 23 June 29 June 29 June 30

SawStop Carbide Turning Tools Basic Finishing Techniques (Nancy Garcia) Dust Right Dust Collection CNC Shark European Hinge Installation

May 4 May 5 May 9 May 11 May 11 May 18 May 19 May 23 May 25 May 26 June 1 June 2 June 6 June 8 June 9 June 13 June 15 June 16 June 20 June 22 June 23 June 29

Woodworker West

Relief Carving: Shell (Mike Henderson) Table Saw Basics (Jim Mcwilliam) Pen Turning (Jeanette Gonzales) Bandsaw 101 (Fred Wilmott) Scroll Saw Basics (Jim Steele) Basic Router Techniques (Ron Higgins) Lathe Turned Bowls (Harry Williams) Plane Making 101—2 sessions (Bill Blackburn) Basic Lathe Turning Techniques (Williams) Intermediate Scrollsaw (Chuck Collins) Intro to Hand Cut Dovetails (Henderson) Crown Moulding (Mcwilliam) Pen Turning (Gonzales) Turning Lidded Boxes & Dishes (Art Fitzpatrick) Lathe Turned Bowls (Bill Rogers) Sharpening Chisels & Plane Irons (Blackburn) Basic Lathe Turning Techniques (Rogers) Basic Veneering (Henderson) Intro to Oval Shaker Box—2 sessions (Gonzales) Basic Router Techniques (Higgins) Basic Lathe Turning Techniques (Higgins) Bandsaw 101 (Higgins)

May-June, 2013


June 15 June 22 June 29

Scroll Saw Basics (Steele) Pen Turning (Gonzales)



3860 E. Main St., Ventura, CA (805) 658-9663 May 2 May 4 May 9 May 11 May 16 May 18 May 23-27 May 30 June 1 June 6 June 15 June 17 June 18 June 22

Box Joinery Techniques: Box Joints (Chad Ishikawa) Box Making 102: Box with Sliding Lid (David Blackburn) Band Saw Basics (Bob Petersen) Turning a Seam Ripper (Ishikawa) Small Bowl Turning (Ishikawa) Wood Burning 101 (Rich Smith) Power Carving a Bull Elk Bust (Jeff Wardwell) Pen & Pencil Turning: Slim Style (Gerry Wilson) Hand Plane Usage in the Modern Shop (Mark Chandler) Picture Frame Making (Ishikawa) Turn a Pen for Fathers Day: Wall Street II Pen Carving Clothing & Drapery—5 sessions (Beaver Valenzuela) Carving a Flower—4 sessions (Valenzuela) Box Making: Oval Desktop Box (Blackburn)

ANDERSON RANCH ARTS CENTER Snowmass Village, CO (970) 923-3181 Alternative Materials: Corrugated Cardboard (Jason Schneider) Figurative Wood Sculpture: Miniature Memory (Susan Hagen) Puzzlin’ Evidence: The Art of CNC Joinery (Matthew Hebert) Designing for a CNC Router (David Trubridge) Woodturning for the Absolute Beginner (Jason Schneider) Veneer Workshop (Miguel Gómez-Ibáñez) Basic Bowl Turning (Allen Jensen) Multi Axis Turning: Spindles & Other Things (Barbara Dill) Compound Bending (Brian Newell) Decorative Plates & Platters (Keith Gotschall) Turning Wood Out of Round (Art Liestman) The Kinetic Box (Reagan Furqueron) Turning Elegant & Decorative Hollow Forms (J. Paul Fennell) Maloof Pedestal Table (David Wade, Larry White, Mike Johnson) Woodturning Master Class (David Ellsworth) Exploring Linear Structure in Chair Forms (Russell Baldon) Woodturning: Open Bowls & Hollow Forms (Ellsworth) Woodworking 101: Tables & Stools (Brad Reed Nelson) Chairs: Anything But Four Legs (Alphonse Mattia) The Industrial Menagerie (Vivian Beer)

COLORADO SCHOOL OF LUTHERIE 1457 S. Broadway, Denver, CO (303) 777-7411 May 20-31 June 3-14 Aug. 14

Classical Guitar Fundamentals Intensive (Robbie O’Brien) Steel String Fundamentals Intensive (Edward Victor Dick) Steel String Guitar Building—20 sessions (Dick)


Parker, CO (720) 352-8647 May 6-12 May 17-18 July 15-23

Classical Guitar Making French Polish Classical Guitar Making


13300 W 6th Ave., Lakewood, CO (303) 914-6514 June 3 Intro to Woodworking—24 sessions June 3 Classical Guitar Construction—16 sessions June 8 Classical Guitar Construction—8 sessions June 4 Elements of Design—8 sessions June 4 Intro to Turnng—8 sessions June 4 Intermediate Turning—8 sessions July 19 Wooden Hand Plane Making July 20-21 Wooden Hand Plane Making

ROCKLER WOODWORKING & HARDWARE 2553 S. Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO (303) 782-0588 May 4 May 11 May 18 May 18 May 18 May 18 May 18 May 18 May 25 June 1 June 8 June 15-16

Turning: Wine Bottle Stoppers State Park Letter Templates Bowl Turning CNC Shark SawStop Pen Turning Sharpening Turning Tools Kreg Pocket Hole Jigs Rockler Shutter System SawStop Individual Turning Tools Woodworking 101: Bookshelf (Tracy Gray)

May-June, 2013

4625 Kiva Dr., Laporte, CO (970) 221-4382 May 7-9 May 21-23 June 4-6 June 18-20

Natural-Edge Bowls: Green & Dry Wood (Lee Carter) Turning Gifts & Craft Fair Items (Carter) Intermediate Woodturning (Carter) Turning Talc & Alabaster Products w/ Display Stands (Carter)

SEARS TROSTEL 1500 Riverside Ave., Fort Collins, CO (970) 482-1928 Call for Classes

TRENT BOSCH WORKSHOPS Fort Collins, CO (970) 568-3299 May 14-16 Aug. 21-23

Woodturning Woodturning

WOODCRAFT — Colorado Springs 750 Garden of the Gods Rd., Colorado Springs, CO (719) 266-9889

COLORADO June 3-7 June 10-14 June 10-21 June 24-28 June 24-28 July 1-12 July 1-5 July 8-12 July 15-26 July 15-19 July 22-26 July 29-Aug. 2 July 29-Aug. 2 Aug. 5-9 Aug. 5-9 Aug. 12-23 Aug. 12-16 Aug. 26-30 Sept. 9-27 Sept. 9-27

Dust Right Dust Collection CNC Shark European Hinge Installation

May 9 May 11 May 18 May 19 May 23 May 25 May 30 June 1 June 13 June 15 June 15 June 22 June 29 June 30

Finishing Basics (Brian Hubel) Cabinet Construction: Cabinet Series (Ben Myers) Turning Tool Basics (Dennis Merrifield) Wood Pen Making Basics (George Jungerman) Router 101 (Myers) Hand-Cut Dovetails Raised Panel Doors: Cabinet Series (Myers) Cabinet Construction: Tool Cabinet (Myers) Table Saw Basics (Brian Gaines) Turned Bottle Stoppers Router 301: Using Dovetail Jigs (Myers) Hand Plane Techniques Turning Tool Basics (Merrifield) Wood Pen Making Basics (Jungerman)

WOODCRAFT — Denver 6770 S. Peoria St., Centennial, CO (303) 209-0007 Thurs. May 1 May 4 May 5 May 11, 25 May 11 May 11 May 11 May 18 May 19 May 25 May 26 June 1 June 2 June 8 June 8 June 9 June 15-16 June 15 June 22 June 23 June 29-30

Relief Carving (Charlie Milliser) Woodworking 101—4 sessions (Eric Letzler) Bandsaw 101 (Chuck Zwerdlinger) Turn an Acrylic Pen (Letzler) Relief Carving Demo (Milliser) Intro to Routers (Zwerdlinger) Finger Joint Boxes Using a Router & Jig (Zwerdlinger) Turn a Pen or Stylus for Mom Raised Panel Cabinet Door Construction (Joe Wright) Scroll Saw 101 (Zwerdlinger) Intro to Woodturning: Spindles (Zwerdlinger) Sharpening Turning Tools (Don Edwards) Turn an Ice Cream Scoop (Letzler) Spirit Carving: Walking Stick (Brendan Whitehead) Intro to Routers (Zwerdlinger) Finger Joint Boxes Using a Router & Jig (Zwerdlinger) Turn a Pen (Letzler) Woodworking 101 (Doug Manter) Turn a Pen or Stylus for Dad Intro to Woodturning: Bowls (Zwerdlinger) Bandsaw 101 (Zwerdlinger) Basic Cabinet Construction (Zwerdlinger)

WOODCRAFT — Loveland 3718 Draft Horse Dr., Loveland, CO (970) 292-5940 May 4 May 5 May 8 May 9 May 11 May 18 May 19 May 20 May 25 June 1 June 2 June 8 June 9 June 11 June 14-15 June 22 June 25 June 28-30

Woodworker West

Intro to the Table Saw (Bob Millikan) Peppermill Turning (Leanne Dunworth) Scroll Saw 101 (Shane Rogers) Woodworking 101—4 sessions (Dee Talmhain) Intro to Woodturning: Spindlework Intensive (Katherine Kowalski) Dovetails with a Leigh Jig (Millikan) Intro to Woodturning—Bowls (Kowalski) Basic Carving—6 sessions (Angela Callow) Sharpening Hand Tools (Wayne Lousteau) Router Basics (Millikan) Segmented Pen Turning (Mark Gisi) Intro to Turning Wooden Pens (Dunworth) Intro to Woodturning: Spindlework Intensive (Kowalski) Marshmallow Shooters (Robin Talmhain) Beginning Intarsia (Con Smith) Intro to Woodturning: Bowls (Kowalski) Jewelry on the Lathe (R. Talmhain) Design Your Own Carving (Callow)

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718 Puuhale Rd., Honolulu, HI (808) 847-1541 July 8-19 July 27

Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV (800) 946-2937

Ukulele Making Ukulele Making—10 sessions

July 23-27

50 Woodworking Seminars, including:



9744 S. Virgina St., Reno, NV (775) 624-9174

1311 Kalani St., #1D, Honolulu, HI (808) 841-9876

May 1 May 2 May 4 May 7 May 8 May 9 May 11 May 14 May 15 May 17 May 21 May 22 May 24 May 29 May 30 May 31

Call for Classes

IDAHO WOODCRAFT 6883 W. Overland Rd., Boise, ID (888) 453-0879 Tues. May 2 May 6 May 8 May 8 May 13 May 15 May 16 May 20 May 22 May 23 May 25-27 May 31 June 5 June 8 June 10 June 13 June 13 June 14-15 June 17 June 20 June 21-22 June 23 June 24-25 June 26 June 26 June 27 June 28-29

Weekly Wood Carving (Lennie Williams) Beginning Carving: Small Animal (Eric Owens) Scroll Saw 101 (Lynn Kleckner) Chair Finishing (Dave Evanich) Turn a Toni Twist Pen (Steve Merrill) Basic Finishing (Gary Mee) Router 101 (Bob Rudkin) Base Cabinet Construction—2 sessions (Robert Haun) Turn a Bowl (Steve Young) Turning the European Pen (Merrill) Bandsaw Tune-Up (Haun) Jamboree Carving Build Your Own Router Cabinet (Evanich) Lathe Tool Sharpening (Young) Spindle Turning (Smith) Turn a Sedona Roller Ball Pen (Merrill) Porter Cable Dovetails (Haun) Turn a Box With a Lid (Young) Knife Making (Jeff Watson) Pyrography 101 (Lynn Kleckner) Turn a Bowl (Young) Long Bow, Bamboo-Backed (Tom Turgeon) Long Bow Finishing (Turgeon) Milk Paint: Uses & Creative Combinations (Mee) Turning the European Pen (Merrill) Router 201 (Rudkin) Tablesaw Techniques (Haun) Classic Bread Box with a Tambour Door (Evanich)

Pepper & Salt Mills Woodturning I Seminars & Demos Lazy Susan Intermediate Pen Turning: Acrylics Shop Intro Cabinet Making 2: Wall Cabinet w/ Flat Panel Door Build a Cheese Board Woodturning I Pepper & Salt Mills Kreg Pocket Hole Jig Trivets Shop Intro Dovetail Joints: Router Turning Bottle Stoppers Woodturning I

UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA Las Vegas, NV (702) 895-3394 May 13 May 21 July 8 July 9

Woodworking: Cutting Boards—6 sessions (Jamie Yocono) Basic Woodworking—6 sessions (Yocono) Basic Woodworking—6 sessions (Yocono) Woodworking: Instant Gratification—6 sessions (Yocono)

WOOD IT IS North Las Vegas, NV (702) 631-1870 Call for Classes

WOODTURNING WITH JIMMY CLEWES Las Vegas, NV (702) 387-2033 May 15, 27

Woodturning—3 sessions


6401 Richards Ave., Santa Fe, NM (505) 428-1471


June 3 June 3 July 15 July 22-25

KANSAS CITY ART INSTITUTE 4415 Warwick Blvd., Kansas City, MO (816-802-3333

Intro to Fine Art Woodworking—16 sessions Intro to Woodcarving—16 sessions (James Gould) Intro to Woodturning—8 sessions (Alfred Mirman) Build a Router Table (Douglas Jones)

Call for Beginning Woodworking Classes



8645 Bluejacket Rd., Lenexa KS (913) 599-2800


May 4 May 4 May 5 May 8 May 9 May 12 May 18 May 23 May 25 May 26 June 1 June 2 June 6 June 9 June 15 June 22

Make a Raised Panel Door (Kevin Newman) Installing European Hinges Pen Turning for Beginners (Chris Teenor) Build a Long Bow—2 sessions (Gary Kepko) Intermediate Router Techniques (Mike Cobb) Turning Weed Pots (Anthony Harris) Classic Chessboard (Cobb) Putting Together that Dream Workshop (Cobb) A Carver’s Clinic (Dennis Bixby) Turn a Friction Fitted Box (Harris) Build a Bookcase (Newman) Pen Turning for Beginners (Teenor) Basic Router Techniques (Cobb) Bowl Turning Boot Camp—2 sessions (Harris) Bandsaw Tune-Up Mastering the Table Saw (Cobb)

4701 12th Ave. N.W., Norman, OK (405) 217-8229 Call for Classes

WOODCRAFT—Oklahoma City 9301 N. May Ave., Oklahoma City, OK (405) 748-8844


May 3 May 4 May 15 May 18 May 19 May 22 June 7 June 8 June 9 June 12 June 14 June 19 June 21 June 22


146 Crooked Pine Rd., Stevensville, MT (406) 546-7130 May 6-17 May 27-June 7 July 8-14 July 29-Aug. 8 Aug. 19-25 Aug. 26-31

Heirloom Rocking Chair (Andy Chidwick) Fly Tying Workbench Harmony Dining Room Chair Heirloom Rocking Chair Heritage Bar Stool Serenity Studio Chair


Turn a Pen for Mom (Adam Unsell) Turn a Pen for Mom (Mike Forrest) Router 101 (Mike Clore) Beginning Woodworking (Wayne Meiser) Beginning Carving (Dr. James Hooper) Tuning a Hand Plane (Jim Mercer) Bowl Turning (Unsell) Turning 101 (Larry Davison) Beginning Carving (Hooper) Hand Cut Dovetails (Mercer) Scroll Saw & Woodburning (Forrest) Router 101 (Clore) Knife Making (Unsell) Beginning Woodworking (Meiser)

5511 E. 41st., Tulsa, OK (918) 384-0100 May 1 May 4 May 7, 9, 11 May 14 May 16 May 18 May 21 May 23

Woodworker West

Woodworking Fundamentals (Steve Singletary) Wood Burning (Mark McNutt) Turn a Pen for Mom Sharpening Your Lathe Tools (Paul Chrismon) The Table Saw (Singletary) Acrylic Pens (Jacob Spalding) Pen Turning (Spalding) The Bandsaw (Singletary)

May-June, 2013

WORKSHOPS • DEMOS • CLASSES May 25 May 29 May 30 June 1 June 4 June 6 June 11 June 12 June 13 June 15 June 18 June 20 June 22 June 25 June 27 June 29

June 1 June 8 June 8 June 15 June 22 June 29

Basic Bowl Turning (Chrismon) Knife Kit (Spalding) Drills & Drill Presses (Singletary) Turned Goblet (Larry Exendine) Knife Kit (Spalding) Router Fundamentals (Singletary) Pen Turning (Spalding) Sharpening Your Lathe Tools (Chrismon) Basic Router Table (Singletary) Wood Carvers World Basic Bowl Turning (Exendine) Raised Panel Cabinet Doors (Singletary) Acrylic Pens (Spalding) Pepper Mill (Chrismon) Dovetailing with the PC Jig (Singletary) Turn a Lidded Box (Exendine)

WOODCRAFT—Eugene 1530 Coburg Rd., Eugene, OR (541) 685-0677 May 4 May 4 May 9 May 11 May 11 May 11 May 12 May 16 May 18 May 18 May 25 June 1 June 1 June 2 June 8 June 15 June 22 June 22 June 29

OREGON ADX 417 SE.11th Ave., Portland, OR (503) 915–4342 May 7 June 12 July 10

Intro to Woodworking Intro to Woodworking Intro to Woodworking

AMERICAN SCHOOL OF LUTHERIE 2745 SW. Scenic Dr., Portland, OR (503) 292-2307 June 10-14 June 24-July 6 July 14-20 Aug. 26-30

Contemporary Guitar Making (Charles Fox) Hands-On Classical Guitar Making: Steel (Fox) Setup, Maintenance & Basic Repair (Fox) Advanced Design Features (Fox)

WOODCRAFT — Portland May 4 May 5 May 11 May 16 May 18 May 25 May 30 June 1 June 1 June 2 June 8 June 12 June 13 June 15 June 22 June 27 June 29

611 SW. Kingston Ave., Portland, OR (503) 223-1321 Bamboo Fence Building

GUILD OF OREGON WOODWORKERS Portland, OR (503) 646-7056 May 2 May 11-15 May 15 May 18 June 1-2 June 1

Bandsaw/Resaw Intro (Austin Hietzman) Basics of Fine Woodworking Sustainable Northwest Wood Applying a Fast Drying Varnish Finish Making a Wooden Plane (Alexander Anderson) Routers (Bob Oswald)

MOHAWK FINISHING PRODUCTS Portland, OR (800) 545-0047 Apr. 9-10

The Bullet Proof Finish: Done Fast, Done Right (Joe Essin) Advanced Acrylic Pens (Marvin Pedersen) Spray Finishing with an HVLP System (J. Essin) Turn a Writing Pen (George Essin) Carving Basics & Beyond (Dave Disselbrett) Sawdust Therapy (Curt Short) Intermediate Scroll Saw—Wildlife Setting (Robert Fleck) Intro to Google SketchUp (J. Essin) Turning Green Bowls (Steve Woods) Turn a Lidded Box (Woods) Lathe Intensive: An Applied Course in Turning (J . Essin) Wood Burning Basics (J. Essin) Advanced Wood Burning & Acrylics (J. Essin) Carving Basics & Beyond (Disselbrett) Hand Tools 101: Beginner (J. Essin) Learn the Art of Intarsia (Ron Jordan) Turn a Writing Pen (Scott Sucamele) Woodworking Therapy (Ray Salgado) Lathe Intensive: An Applied Course in Turning (Woods)

12020 SW. Main St., Tigard, OR (503) 684-1428


Apr. 13-14

SawStop Sharpening Turning Tools Carbide Turning Tools Dust Right Dust Collection CNC Shark European Hinge Installation

Wood Touch-Up & Repair


Beginning Lathe Turning (Paul Rasmussen) Making a Jewelry Box (Jim Green) Beginning Scroll Saw (LeRoy Nollette) Get the Most Out of Your Router (John Whitehouse) Pen Turning (Dave Ward) Bowl Turning (Rasmussen) Get the Most Out of Your Table Saw (Whitehouse) Beginning Lathe Turning (Rasmussen) Pen Turning (Ward) Relief Carving (Green) Pen Turning (Emile Rivera) Pen Turning (Allison Geary) Get the Most Out of Your Band Saw (Whitehouse) Woodburning (Shirley Malar) Knife Making (Mike Shea) Intro to Epoxy (Whitehouse) Turning Boxes (Rasmussen)


1002 SE. 8th Ave., Portland, OR (503) 284-1644 May 6-10 May 13-17 June 17-21 July 2-3 July 8 July 29-31 Aug. 12-17

212 NE. 6th Ave., Portland, OR (503) 231-0226

Dovetails, Steambending, & Joinery (Rogowski) Wedged Tenons, Housed Joinery & Inlay (Rogowski) Masterworks Joinery Concentration: Carcases Handplanes, Spokeshaves & Scrapers A Strategy for Designing Furniture Saber Leg Footstool Continuous Arm Windsor Chair (Elia Bizzarri)

May 4 May 11 May 11, 25 May 18 May 18 June 1 June 8 June 8, 22 June 15

OREGON COLLEGE OF ART & CRAFT 8245 SW. Barnes Rd., Portland, OR (503) 297-5544 May 31 June 11 June 21 July 15 July 23

Hollow Wooden Surfboards—8 sessions (Jacob Sorenson) Intro to Sculptural Carving—10 sessions (Billy Rueck) Camera Design/Construction—5 sessions (Kurt Motterweiler) Advanced Topics: Projects—10 sessions (Amanda Wall-Graf ) An Exploration in Adaptive Reuse—10 sessions (Todd Isaacs)

SOUTH DAKOTA BLACK HILLS SCHOOL OF WOODWORKING 606 6th Ave., Belle Fourche, SD (605) 591-2947 Call for Bowl Turning & Furniture Classes



10 Memorial Union East, Corvallis, OR (541) 737-2937 Call for Classes



234 W. Main St., Fredericksburg, TX (830) 990-8160

11773 SW. Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy., Beaverton, OR (503) 672-7266 May 4 May 4 May 11 May 11 May 18 May 18 May 18 May 18 May 25

Basic Turning Turning Wine Bottle Stoppers Router Inlay Guide Bushing State Park Letter Templates CNC Shark Making Handplanes Carving Scroll Saw Rockler Shutter System

May-June, 2013

Marionettes: Bringing Wooden Characters to Life (Geahk Burchill) Relief Carving (Debby Neely) SawStop Demo Woodturning (Chad McInroy) Tormek Sharpening (Jean Mellor) Pyrography/Woodburning (Dick Armstrong) Woodcarving (Lacy Van Nortwick) SawStop Demo Tormek Sharpening (Jean Mellor)

June 7

Woodturning Demo

CANYON STUDIOS 785 Estates Dr., Copper Canyon, TX (940) 455-2344 May 31-June 2 Shape, Form & the Hollow Form (Don Derry)

FRED SANDOVAL WOODWORKING Houston, TX (281) 793-3502 May 18

Woodworking—4 sessions


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June 29

Woodworking—4 sessions Woodworking—4 sessions



500 S.W. 7th, Amarillo, TX 79101 (806) 373-5950

Elm Mott, TX (254) 799-1480 May 10 May 13-18 May 30-June 1 June 3-15 June 21 June 22 June 26 June 27-29 July 5 July 6 July 9-13 July 29-Aug. 3 Aug. 1-3 Aug. 5-15 Aug. 24

Call for Classes

Chip Carving Foundational Joinery III Woodturning Basics Brazos Rocker Hand Planes: Their History & Use Hand Cutting Dovetails Joinery I: Woodworking with Hand Tools Joinery II: Woodworking Basics The Art of Sharpening Hand-Carved Wooden Spoons End Tables with a Drawer Foundational Joinery Course Joinery III: Beginning Furniture Making European Style Work Bench Joinery I: Woodworking with Hand Tools

THE OLD TEXAS WOODCARVERS SHOP 24802 Red Oak, Magnolia, TX (800) 752-9781 Wed.


Mission, TX (800) 545-0047 Wood Touch-Up & Repair

ROCKLER WOODWORKING & HARDWARE — Dallas West 4624 S. Cooper, Arlington, TX (817) 417-0070 May 4 May 11 May 18 May 18 May 18 May 18 May 18 May 25 June 1 June 8 June 15 June 22 June 29

Turning Wine Bottle Stoppers State Park Letter Templates CNC Shark Tormek Sharpening SawStop Turn a Razor Handle Rockler Dovetail Jig Rockler Shutter System SawStop Carbide Turning Tools Dust Right Dust Collection CNC Shark European Hinge Installation

ROCKLER WOODWORKING & HARDWARE — Dallas East 18661 Interstate Hwy. 635, Ste. 400, Richardson, TX (763) 478-8336 May 2 May 4 May 11 May 16 May 18 May 18 May 18 May 18 May 18 May 23 May 25 May 30 June 1 June 6 June 8 June 13 June 15 June 20 June 22 June 27 June 29

Carve a Balancing Boot (Jennifer Laughlin) Turning: Wine Bottle Stoppers Rockler State Park Letter Templates Installing Crown Molding (Kurt Walther) CNC Shark Rockler Shutter System SawStop Tormek Sharpening Pen Turning Flat Chisel & Plane Sharpening (Gary Zumwalt) Rockler Shutter System Cabinet Making (Maria Garcia) SawStop Carving a Twig Flower (Laughlin) Carbide Turning Tools Acrylic Pen Turning (Dan Chenault) Dust Right Dust Collection European Hinge (35mm) Installation (Walther) CNC Shark Beginning Router Table (Jay Eason) European Hinge Installation

3265 S.W. Fwy., Houston, TX (713) 622-6567

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Turning: Wine Bottle Stoppers Pen Turning (Adam Green) Rockler State Park Letter Templates CNC Shark Spraying Finishes with HVLP Finishing Your Pens with CA Glue Basic Bowl Turning Kreg Pocket Joinery Pen Turning (Green) Rockler Shutter System SawStop Carbide Turning Tools Pen Turning (Green) Dust Right Dust Collection CNC Shark

May 1 May 1 May 2 May 3 May 4 May 5 May 6 May 6 May 8 May 10-12 May 11 May 11 May 11 May 13 May 14 May 15 May 17 May 21 May 22 May 23 May 24-26 May 27 May 28-29 May 30 June 1 June 2 June 3 June 3 June 4 June 5 June 6 June 7 June 8 June 8 June 8 June 11-13 June 14-16 June 17 June 18 June 19-20 June 21-23 June 21 June 24 June 25 June 26 June 27

Open Shop for Sharpening Chisels (Jerry Davis) Get a Handle on Knife Making (Keith Burns) Open Shop for Sharpening Plane Irons (Davis) Open Shop for Sharpening Turning Tools (Davis) Turning a Pepper Mill (Dwight Richardson) Woodshop 101 (Burns) Turning a Wooden Pen (Paul Sauder) Turning Acrylic Pens (Sauder) Scroll Saw Basics (Terrie lynn Bach) Loose Tenon Joinery End Table: Domino Table (Davis) Kreg Deck Jig System Porter-Cable Deluxe Plate Joiner Pocket Hole Joints with Kreg Jig K4 Table Saw Basics (Ron Marcil) Intro to Routers (Davis) Intro to Handplanes (Curtis Turner) Pick Your Lathe Project: Instructional Class (David Dick) Beginner’s Lathe Class (Sandy Sternadel) Cutting & Applying Crown Molding (Kenneth Lightle) Basic Figure Carving: Turtle Box (Andy Grubb) Cabinet Making (Marcil) Bandsaw Boot Box (Mark Menefee) Woodworking Basics for Women (Marcil) Sharpening Your Woodshop Tools (Davis) Router Magic (Davis) Woodshop 101 (Burns) Turning a Wooden Pen (Sauder) Turning Acrylic Pens (Sauder) Finish the Job: Selecting the Right Finish (Rick Chichester) Open Shop for Sharpening Chisels (Davis) Open Shop for Sharpening Plane Irons (Davis) Open Shop for Sharpening Turning Tools (Davis) Scroll Saw 101 Fein Multi-Master Easy Wood Tools: Easy Chuck End-Grain Cutting Board (Sternadel) Cabinet Making for Women (Marcil) Sharpening Your Woodshop Tools (Davis) Table Saw Basics (Marcil) Intarsia Series (Bach) Build Your Texas Star (Pete O’Rourke) Pick Your Lathe Project: Instructional Class (Dick) Bandsaw Magic (Davis) Beginner’s Lathe Class (Turner) Shop Layout & Planning (Lightle) Basic Figure Carving: Longhorn (Grubb)

WOODCRAFT — Dallas 14380 Marsh Ln., Addison, TX (972) 241-0701

ROCKLER WOODWORKING & HARDWARE — Houston May 4 May 5 May 11 May 18 May 18 May 18 May 18 May 18 May 19 May 25 June 1 June 8 June 9 June 15 June 22

Carving Classes

8904 Research Blvd., Austin, TX (512) 407-8787


European Hinge Installation

May 2 May 4 May 4 May 5 May 6 May 7-8 May 11 May 11 May 12 May 13 May 14-15 May 18-19 May 18 May 21 May 25 May 25 May 26 May 26 June 1 June 6

Woodworker West

Basic Turning—3 sessions (Howard Hale) Cabinet Making for Beginners (Hale) Kreg Deck Jig System Designing & Carving Wooden Spoons (Paul DeMars) Square Board Fundamentals (Hale) Raised Panel Doors (Hale) Finishing for the Home Shop (Hale) Pocket Hole Joints with the Kreg Jig Router Basics (Doug Jones) French Polish (Hale) Glass Panel Doors (Hale) Basic Woodworking (Martin Benchot) Porter-Cable Deluxe Plate Joiner Table Saw Basics (Benchot) Router Basics (Jones) Domino Joiner Basic Pen Turning Class (Tim Dugger) Advanced Celtic Knot Pen Class (Dugger) Scroll Saw 101 Basic Turning—3 sessions (John Horn)

May-June, 2013

WORKSHOPS News & Exhibits • DEMOSHeads • CLASSES June 8-9 June 8 June 11 June 15 June 16 June 18-19 June 22 June 23 June 23 June 25-26 June 29

Basic Woodworking (Benchot) Fein Multi-Master Table Saw Basics (Benchot) Router Basics (Jones) Hand Tool Basics & Sharpening (Hale) Build a Wooden Hand Plane (Hale) Build a Wooden Spokeshave (Hale) Basic Pen Turning Class (Dugger) Advanced Celtic Knot Pen Class (Dugger) Build a Wooden Shoulder Plane (Hale) Easy Wood Tools: Easy Chuck

WOODCRAFT — Fort Worth 754 Grapevine Hwy., Hurst, TX (682) 334-1025 May 1-2 May 3 May 4 May 4 May 11-12 May 11 May 18 May 18 May 25-26 May 25 June 1 June 1 June 4 June 8 June 13 June 22 June 29

Build a Table Clock (Mark Williams) May Woodcarving Workshop—8 sessions (Steve Schoolar) Turn a Pepper MiIl (Lee Sutton) Kreg Deck Jig System Build a Mission Style Clock (Williams) Pocket Hole Joints with the Kreg Jig Turn an Exotic Wood Platter (Chris Denson) Porter-Cable Deluxe Plate Joiner Cabinet Making (John Lester) Domino Joiner Beginning Pen Turning (Denson) Scroll Saw 101 June Woodcarving Workshop—8 sessions (Schoolar) Fein Multi-Master Beginning Wood Turning (Sutton) Turning a Lidded Box (Denson) Easy Wood Tools: Easy Chuck

WOODCRAFT — Houston North 60 FM 1960 W., Houston, TX (281) 880-0045 May 2 May 4-5 May 4 May 9 May 11 May 11 May 12 May 16 May 18 May 18 May 19 May 25 May 26 May 30 June 1-2 June 1 June 6 June 8 June 8 June 9 June 13 June 15 June 20 June 23 June 27 June 29 June 29 June 29 June 30

Pen Turning: The European (Louis Bowdre) Intro to Cabinet Making (Stan Smith) Kreg Deck Jig System Hand-Cut Dovetails (Robert Brayton) Relief Carving (Russell Miller) Pocket Hole Joints with the Kreg Jig Antiques & Refinishing 201 Scott Holmes Natural-Edge Bowl Turning (Paul Kendall) Making a Cathedral Raised Panel Door (Mike Vetrano) Porter-Cable Deluxe Plate Joiner Intro to Woodworking Machines (Wendell Willoughby) Domino Joiner Tongue Drum (Kendall) Acrylic Pen Turning (Bowdre) Intro to Cabinet Making (Smith) Scroll Saws 101 Pen Turning: The European (Smith) Custom Steak Knife Building Class (Phil Elmore) Fein Multi-Master Basic Router (Vetrano) Natural-Edge Bowl Turning (Kendall) Intro to Bowl Turning (Kendall) Hand Cut Dovetails (Brayton) Intro to Woodworking Machines (Willoughby) Acrylic Pen Turning (Bowdre) Relief Carving (Miller) Easy Wood Tools: Easy Chuck Festool Jig Saw Band Saw Box (Kendall)

May 4 May 5 May 7-10 May 11-12 May 11 May 18 May 18 May 19 May 24-25 May 25 May 26 May 31-June 2 June 1 June 8-9 June 8 June 14 June 15 June 22 June 23 June 29

UTAH CRAFT SUPPLIES USA 1287 E. 1120 S., Provo, UT (800) 398-2743 May 3-4 May 20-24 May 31-June 1 June 3-7 June 14-15 June 17-21 July 8-12 July 22-26 Aug. 2-3 Aug. 14-16 Aug. 28-30


Utah Valley University, Orem, UT (801) 615-9427 May 16-18

May 4 May 4

Router Basics (Travis Merrill) Router Table Basics (Merrill)

May-June, 2013

Symposium with 100 demonstrations

WOODCRAFT 9891 S. 500 West, Sandy, UT (801) 566-5652 May 3, 9 May 18 May 25 June 1 June 15 June 22

Turning & Burning (Raleigh Lockhart) The Woodcraft Carving Club (Marilyn Ure) Duck Call Making Lathe Tools (Lockhart) The Woodcraft Carving Club (Ure) Advanced Pen Turning (Lauren Rants)

WASHINGTON ARTISANS AT THE DAHMEN BARN 419 N. Park Way, Uniontown, WA (509-229-3414 May 11 June 8

Intro to Bowl Turning (Len Zeoli) Beginning Wood Turning (Zeoli)

BALLARD WOODWORKS 1807 N.W. Dock Pl., Seattle, WA (206) 284-9493 May 12

Intro to Box Making (Steve Higginbotham) SawStop Pocket Hole Joints with the Kreg Jig Doweling Jig Demo Domino Joiner Build a Traditional Bamboo Backed Long Bow (Tom Turgeon) Scroll Saw 101 Bamboo-Backed Long Bow Finishing (Turgeon) Fein Multi-Master Easy Wood Tools: Easy Chuck

WOODCRAFT — San Antonio

Windsor Chair Making (Jock Jones)


WOODCRAFT — Houston Southwest

13719 San Pedro, San Antonio, TX (210) 545-5885

Boxes/Threading (Kirk DeHeer) Signature Woodturning (Mark Baker) Basic Woodturning (Rex Burningham) Basic Woodturning (Dale Dallon) Natural Edge Bowls (DeHeer) Signature Woodturning (Jason Breach) Signature Woodturning (Glenn Lucas) Basic Woodturning (DeHeer) Pens (Kirk DeHeer) Intermediate Woodturning (DeHeer) Basic Woodturning (Stan Record)

345 W. 100 North, Ephraim, UT (435) 283-7575

Finishing (Stan Hiserman & Scott Anderson)


11707 W. Sam Houston Pkwy. S., Houston, TX (281) 988-9449 May 4 May 4 May 11 May 18 May 25 May 31-June 1 June 1 June 2 June 8 June 29

Kreg Deck Jig System Adirondack Chair (Eddie Torres) Rocking Horse (Luis Gonzales) Make a Stickley “Poppy” Table (Joel Jackson) Pocket Hole Joints with the Kreg Jig Name Your Project (Louis Jordan) Porter-Cable Deluxe Plate Joiner Intro to the Lathe (Merrill) Bamboo Backed Long Bow or Reflexed/Deflex (Tom Turgeon) Domino Joiner Bamboo Backed Long Bow Finishing (Turgeon) Build a Texas Star (John Reidy) Scroll Saw 101 Cabinet Building Basics (Jackson) Fein Multi-Master Make a Flag Case for Flag Day (Gonzales) Turn a Peppermill (Merrill) Cabinet Building Basics: Doors (Jackson) Cabinet Building Basics: Drawers (Jackson) Easy Wood Tools: Easy Chuck

Bainbridge Island, WA (206) 842-2306, ext 118 Call for Classes

CENTER FOR WOODEN BOATS Seattle, WA (206) 382-2628 May 7 May 11-12 May 18-19 May 18 June 1-2 June 29-July 7 July 20 July 27-28

Wome’'s Woodworking—4 sessions Half-Model Making (Joe Green) Varnishing Caulking for Beginners (Green) Lofting (Eric Hvalsoe) Kayak Building: Aleut Ikyak (Baidarka) (Corey Freedman) Caulking for Beginners (Green) Oar Making (Green)


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ROCKLER WOODWORKING — Seattle South 345 Tukwila Pkwy., Tukwila, WA (206) 244-9161

Bellingham, WA (360) 629-6670 May 4 May 11 May 18

Finishing I (Phil Choquette) Finishing II (Choquette) Inlay Techniques IlI (Durkee)

NORTHWEST SCHOOL OF WOODEN BOATBUILDING 42 N. Water Street, Port Hadlock, WA (360) 385-4948 July 15-19 July 23-Aug. 3 July 26-28 Aug. 2-4 Aug. 5-16

Lofting Wooden Boats Build a Heidi Skiff Oar-Building Workshop (Jason Bledsoe) Half Model Workshop (Bledsoe ) Build/Sail the Scamp Pocket Cruiser

PACIFIC YEW 31604 S.E. Redmond-Fall City Rd., Fall City WA (425) 222-6726 June 28-30 Yew Longbow Crafting Workshop July 6-28 Yew Longbow Crafting Workshop

May 4 May 11 May 11 May 18 May 18 May 18 May 18 May 18 May 25 June 1 June 1 June 8 June 15 June 22 June 29

Turning: Wine Bottle Stoppers Pen Turning (David Morrison) Rockler State Park Letter Templates CNC Shark Bowl Turning Turning with the Rockler Kits SawStop Rockler Box Joint Jig Rockler Shutter System Pen Turning SawStop Carbide Turning Tools Dust Right Dust Collection CNC Shark European Hinge Installation



Port Townsend, WA (360) 344-4455 May 4-5 May 6-10 May 6-7 May 8-10 May 11-12 May 13-17 May 13 -17 May 18-19 May 20-24 May 20-31 May 27-31 June 1-2 June 3-9 June 10-14 June 15-16 June 17-28 June 22-23 June 29-30 July 8-12 July 15-19 July 22-26 July 27-28 Aug. 1, Aug. 5-9 Aug. 12-16 Aug. 20-22

Bellingham, WA (360) 319-7495

Beginning Woodturning (Bonnie Klein) Chairmaking (Tom Dolese) Beginning Bowl Turning (Klein) Spindle Turning (Klein) Making NW Carving Knives (Steve Brown) Rafter Tail Table (Darrell Peart) Carved Steambent Box (Brown) Greene and Green Details II (Peart) 3-Legged Stool: Green Woodworking (Steve Habersetzer) Out of Square (Seth Rolland) Explorations in Woodturning (Alan Carter) Steam Bending & Bent Laminations (Roland) Build a Maloof-Inspired Rocker (Charles Brock) Hand Tool Heaven (Jim Tolpin & Abel Dances) Live Edge Coffee Table (David Kotz & Dances) Intro to Cabinetmaking (John Marckworth & Dances) Coopering (Habersetzer) Elephant Ladder (Habersetzer) Woodworking for Women (Martha Collins) Marquetry (Tom Swanberg) Japanese Carpentry (Dale Brotherton) Japanese Handplanes (Brotherton) Mouldings in Practice—2 sessions (Matt Bickford) Hand Tool Heaven (Tolpin & Dances) Hand Tool Joinery Essentials (Tolpin & Dances) Gypsy Wagons (Habersetzer & Kossow)

PRATT FINE ARTS CENTER 1902 S. Main St., Seattle, WA (206) 328-2200 May 11-12 May 21 May 25-26

Adirondack Chair Workshop (Jason Mitchell) Beginning Woodworking—8 sessions (Steve Dando) Wood Steaming and Lamination Workshop (Todd Jannausch)

RE STORE — Bellingham Furniture Making (Eberhard Eichner) Furniture Making (Eichner) Furniture Making (Eichner) Furniture Making (Eichner)

ROCKLER WOODWORKING — Seattle North 3823 Stone Way N., Seattle, WA (206) 634-3222 May 4 May 4 May 11 May 11 May 18 May 18 May 18 May 18 May 18 May 25 June 1 June 1 June 8 June 15 June 15 June 22 June 22 June 29

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WOODCRAFT — Seattle 5963 S. Corson Ave., Seattle, WA (206) 767-6394 May 1 May 2 May 3-5 May 9 May 10-11 May 16 May 18-19 May 23 May 25 May 25 May 26 May 31-June 1 June 3 June 8 June 11 June 12 June 13 June 14 June 15 June 22-23 June 25 June 26 June 27 June 29-30

Beginning Woodworking—5 sessions (Steve Dando) Advanced Finishing (Tom Henscheid) Continuous Arm Windsor Chair (Dave Hamilton) Template Routing (Dando) Turning 101 (Jack Wayne) Table Saw 101 (Dando) Women’s Beginning Woodworking (Dando) Router 101 (Dando) Bandsaw 101 (Billy Baugh) Hollow Chisel Mortiser 101 (Dando) Bandsawn Boxes (John Jones) Turning the Classic Pepper Mill (Jeff Marsden) Women’s Intermediate Woodworking—5 sessions (Dando) Tahoma Picture Frame (Darrell Peart) Turning Tool Sharpening (Baugh) Router 102 (Dando) Router 103 (Dando) Template Routing (Dando) Birdhouse on a Gourd (Dynva Todd) Beginning Woodworking (Dando) Table Saw 101 (Baugh) Router 101 (Dando) Table Saw 102 (Baugh) Women’s Beginning Woodworking (Dando)

WOODCRAFT — SPOKANE 212 N. Sullivan Rd., Ste. C, Spokane Valley, WA (509) 892-9663

2309 Meridian St., Bellingham, WA (206) 297-9119 May 4 June 1 July 6 Aug. 3

May 4-5 May 13 May 19 June 1-2

Scroll Saw Wooden Baskets and Relief Cutting (Jim Klinger) Turning: Wine Bottle Stoppers Rockler State Park Letter Templates Lathe Turning 6-8" Bowls (Ron Helgerson) WorkSharp Sharpening CNC Shark Drill Doctor Drill & Spade Bit Sharpening Intarsia Table Saw Safety Rockler Shutter System Scroll Sawing Basics (Klinger) SawStop Carbide Turning Tools Intarsia (Clair Boussum) Dust Right Dust Collection Intro to Intarsia (Boussum) CNC Shark European Hinge Installation

May 4 May 5 May 10 May 11-12 May 13-17 May 18 May 19 May 21-24 May 25 May 26 May 31 June 1 June 2 June 7 June 8 June 9 June 10-14 June 15 June 17-19 June 29

Woodworker West

Pen Turning Basics (John Ferrell) Basic Woodshop Safety (Steve Putnam) Router 101 (Denny Carson) Making the Wooden Hinged Box (Harlan Fatzinger) Shaker Side Table (Curtis Rew) Gilding & Chemical Patination (David Marks) Marquetry & Inlay Techniques (Marks) Cabinet Making II: Lower Unit (Carson) Turning a 6" Peppermill (Bob Schmidt) Intro to Veneering (Rew) Basic Woodshop Safety (Putnam) Turning a Tru-stone Fountain Pen (Ferrell) Hand-Cut Inlays (Marc Daniels) Router 101 (Carson) Intro to the Wood Lathe (Schmidt) Basic Woodshop Safety (Putnam) Shaker Rocking Chair (Rew) Festool Presents (Alex Davis) Basic Cabinet Making (Carson) Scroll Saw Basics (Harlem Sandberg)

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Richard Artschwager

Richard Artschwager (1923-2013) was a furnituremaker, who became a contemporary art icon. Using furniture as a motif, he created “weird,” “humorous,” and “cartoonish” pieces with an appearance of function, yet obviously not. He passed away in February, only weeks before his 60-year retrospective exhibition is to open at the UCLA Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, CA. “The art that I make takes place about one step away from the normal stir of human activity,” said Richard. “I am making objects for nonuse. . .by killing off the use part, non-use aspects are allowed living space, breathing space.” Spending his formative years in New Mexico, Richard inherited his artistic talents from his mother, but followed the formal education path of his father towards the sciences. After serving three years in the army at the end of World War II (where he was injured at Battle of the Bulge and conducted counterintelligence), he returned to New York with his bride from Vienna. He intended to become a genetics researcher, but after his wife commented “You don’t really have the temperament to be a scientist. You should be an artist,” he replied: “Yes, O.K,” and that he did.

Organ of Cause and Effect III (1986) Melamine laminate, plywood (129" h, 62" w, 18" d) Portrait II (1963) Formica on wood (60" h, 47" w, 32" d)

To support his young family, he became a woodworker. He bought a tablesaw and a drill press, put an ad in the New York Times classified, and started making furniture in his basement. With no previous experience, his approach was “You start with tables, and you use beautiful materials. You tell people ‘I’ll build you anything,’ and you hope it holds together. So, I earned as I learned. And I guess after a couple of years, I knew quite a bit.” Needing to grow, he moved from custom to production work. “Trying to be clever, I decided to make things with drawers, because those are the hardest, and there’d be the least competition. So, I figured out tolerances, tried out things, and designed interchangeability of parts. I was able to do on a small scale what a factory does on a large scale, just by being reasonably clever about it.” At its height, his business had six employees and became one of the first major suppliers for the then small and growing Workbench furniture company. However, a devastating fire in 1958 destroyed his under-insured shop and left him deeply in debt. After a mild depression, he took this as an opportunity to return to drawing and, within a year, had his first gallery show. In 1960, the Catholic Church commissioned him to construct portable altars for ships, which gave him the idea for a series of small wall objects. His breakthrough piece was Handle (1962), a prefabricated polished Oak railing formed into a rectangle and bracketed to the wall. It was functional in that it could be grasped, but sculptural in that it was a handle to nothing. Richard called this a guide to everything that followed. His sculptural work revisited his background as a furniture-maker, as he played with the idea of transcending the utilitarianism of tables, chairs, and cabinets. He became fascinated with the “great ugly” material that was appearing in kitchens across the country, Formica. “It looked as if wood had passed through it, as if the thing only half existed . . . But it’s a picture of something at the same time, it’s an object.”

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His first pieces were wooden boxes veneered with Formica to create the images of furniture. His sculpture Portrait II (left) was shaped like a bedroom dresser, but it had no drawers and had a sheet of Formica in place of a mirror; his Description of Table (on the cover) appears to be a table, covered by a white table cloth. He viewed these pieces as collages: “They’re not sculptural. They’re more like a painting pushed into three dimensions. It’s a picture of wood.” In some cases, he would used Formica with a wood grain; in others, we would hand paint the wood grain. He called this process of alteration “warping.” By covering a wood surface with an imitation of wood (in paint or with a veneer of wood-grain patterned Formica), he is “painting what is already there in the place where it is.” He described this as “useful furniture with an overlay of representation.” This work was hailed as crossing between Pop Art, Minimalism, and Conceptualism. He did not fit into any specific category, and this shot him to the forefront of the art world.

Chair / Chair Red Oak, formica, cowhide, painted steel (40" h, 40" w, 54" d)

He went on to produce variations on the forms of chairs, tables, doors, pianos, and other domestic objects, in styles ranging from severely geometric to surrealistically distorted and skewed. “It's about the paradox of furniture. Take a chair. If you sit on it, it is just a chair. But if you look at it, it can be a piece of art. The fact that the sculpture of a chair is a tad too big says ‘look at me.’” In the case of Organ of Cause and Effect III (left), he creates an organ that hangs on the wall. Its foot pedals, five giant keys, and five flattened pipes represent only part of the whole musical instrument. It would be impossible to play—for instance, the foot pedals project forward, but they are too close to the keyboard and the keys and pipes don’t actually work. The main feature of this instrument is its silence. In the 1990s, Richard made a series of sculptures in the form of shipping crates, representing the new internationalization of art, where at any given moment thousands of artworks (and artists) are in transport. Then, there was punctuation (exclamation marks, question marks, brackets) in materials both hard and soft; fuzzy geometric forms or figural reliefs crafted out of stiff rubberized horsehair, and “blps” of varying scale appearing surreptitiously in galleries and parks, and on city streets and skylines. He even found time to return to the more traditional furniture forms, as seen in Chair/Chair and Tower III (right).

Tower III (Confessional) Oak, formica (60" h, 47" w, 32" d)

Splatter Enamel on wood, Formica (42" h, 53" w, 39" d)

He summarizes his career by say: “Art is uselesslooking, its activity or production [has] no purpose, certainly not to make a living. I would wake up at night and think, ‘What the hell have I gotten myself into? You don’t want to do that! But you gotta do something’ and with art, there’s freedom.” The Richard Artschwager! retrospective—coming to the UCLA Hammer Museum (June 16-Sept. 1)—opened at the Whitney Museum in New York last Fall. It consists of over 145 works of sculpture, painting, and drawing, bringing to light the extraordinary breadth and form in his career. For info on the exhibition and associated programs, visit the website: or call: (310) 443-7000. May-June, 2013

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CALENDAR & EVENT INDEX MAY thru Oct. 31 EXHIBIT: With Strings Attached at Maloof Foundation, Alta Loma, CA. (909) 980-0412. thru Oct. 13 exhibit: Wood, Metal, Paint at Cantor Arts Center, Stanford, CA. (650) 723-4177. thru Sept. 30 EXHIBIT: The Harp at Museum of Making Music, Carlsbad, CA. (760) 438-5996. thru Sept. 21 EXHIBIT: Object Focus: The Bowl at Museum of Contemporary Craft, Portland, OR. (503) 223-2654. thru Sept. 14 EXHIBIT: With Our Hands at Washington State Capitol, Olympia, WA. (360) 753-2580. thru Sept. 3 EXHIBIT: Frank Lloyd Wright's Samara: A Mid-Century Dream House at Price Tower Art Center, Bartlesville, OK. (918) 336-4949. thru Sept. 1 EXHIBIT: Metal, Stone & Wood at Tohono Chul Park, Tucson, AZ. (520) 742-6455. thru Aug. 30 EXHIBIT: Inspired Design at S.F. Int’l. Airport presents,San Francisco, CA. (650) 652-2272. thru July 31 EXHIBIT: Modern Architecture in L.A., Los Angeles, CA. thru July 28 exhibit: The Art of Musical Instruments at Mingei International Museum, San Diego, CA. (619) 239-0003. thru July 7 EXHIBIT: Scrimshaw at Bowers Museum, Santa Ana, CA. (714) 567-3600. thru July 7 EXHIBIT: Super Bowls: The Art of Turned Wood at Crocker Art Museum Sacramento, CA. (916) 808-7000. thru June 30 E XHIBIT: Michael Cooper at S.F. Museum of Craft+Design, San Francisco, CA. (415) 773-0303. thru Jun. 30 EXHIBIT: Turning Around the Hus: Traditional Woodenware from Scandinavia at AAW Gallery, St. Paul, MN. (651) 484-9094. thru June 22 E XHIBIT: Good Enough to Eat— Food as the Medium of Craft at Craft in America Study Center, Los Angeles, CA. (310) 659-9022. thru June 9 EXHIBIT: Origins: Elemental Forms in Contemporar y Sculpture, at Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA. (510) 644-6893. thru June 8 EXHIBIT: Two Trees at Lincoln Center, Fort Collins, CO. (970) 416-2737. thru June 2 EXHIBIT: Tools in Motion at Sonoma County Museum, Santa Rosa, CA. (707) 579-1500. thru June 2 EXHIBIT: In Search of Shadows at Oceanside Museum of Ar t, Oceanside, CA. (760) 721-2787. thru June 2 EXHIBIT: Harmony at the AAW Gallery, St. Paul, MN. (651) 484-9094. thru June 1 EXHIBIT: Innovations in Contemporary Crafts at Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA. (510) 620-6772. thru May 25 EXHIBIT: Texas National 2013 at Cole Art Center, Nacogdoches, TX. (936) 468-4804.

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ADVERTISER INDEX Advertisers Page Advertisers Page Anderson International Imports 8 Legacy Woodworking Machinery 11 Anderson Plywood 24 Let the Chips Fly/Soboba Casino 6 Apollo 62 Lie Nielsen Toolworks 33 Australian Wood Review 60 NW Woodworkers’ Gallery 18 AWFS®Fair 53 North Woods Figured Woods 10 California Walnut Designs 35 Pro Glue 13 CERF 32 Reel Lumber 28 College of the Redwoods 18 Rockler Woodworking 2-3 Design in Wood/S.D. Fair 19 Starbond CA Glue 21 Dispoz-A-Blade 26 The Hardwood & Hardware Co. 5 Edensaw Wood 7 The Walnut Place 26 Fine Arts Woodworking/O.C. Fair 20 The Woodworker’s Library 12 Frank’s Cane & Rush 31 Tropical Exotic Hardwoods 9 Freud 63 Valley Supply 16 Furniture Society 2013 29 Wm. Ng Woodworking School 17 General Finishes 25 Woodcraft 4 General International 64 WoodFinder 35 Gilmer Wood Company 25 Woodworker West Subscriptions 27 thru May 15 EXHIBIT: Explore Arizona Forests at Restoring Arizona’s Forests, Scottsdale, AZ. (602-738-1586. thru May 12 EXHIBIT: 30 Years of Disception at Gallery of Functional Art, Santa Monica, CA. (310) 829-6990. thru May 12 EXHIBIT: The Kitchen Show at Tomé Gallery, Los Lunas, NM. (505) 5650556. thru May 11 EXHIBIT: Art Maui at Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Kahului, HI. (808) 242- 2787. thru May 5 EXHIBIT: Scratching the Surface at Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles, CA. (323) 937-4230. thru May 5 EXHIBIT: Master Woodworking Artist of the Year Exhibit at Forest Heritage Center, Broken Bow, OK. (580) 494-6497. thru May 3  EXHIBIT: Metamorphosis at Reflections Kaleidoscopes, Mendocino, CA. (707) 937-0173. thru May 3 EXHIBIT: Beaver State Woodturners at the Umpqua Valley Arts Assoc., Roseburg, OR. (541) 672-2532. 1-June 30 EXHIBIT: Gallery Artists at N.W. Woodworkers Gallery, Seattle, WA. (206) 625-0542. 1-31  E XHIBIT: Doug Heley at Gallery M, Half Moon Bay, CA. (650) 7267167. 1-31  E XHIBIT: Small Tables, Wine & Cheese, and Candlelight at Artwood Bellingham, WA. (360) 647-1628. 3-July 28 EXHIBIT: Handcrafted Journeys at Japanese Friendship Garden, San Diego, CA. (619) 232-2721. 3-26  E XHIBIT: Architectural Show at Gualala Arts Center, Gualala, CA. (707) 884-1138. 3-12  E XHIBIT: Fine Furniture 2013 at Highlight Gallery, Mendocino, CA. (707) 937-3132. 4-31  E XHIBIT: Woodturning Show, at Western Heritage Center, Puyallup, WA. (253) 752-9708.

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Festival: Cottonwood Art Festival at Cottonwood Park, Richardson, TX. (972) 744-4582. 5  swap: Rocky Mountain Tool Collectors, Monument, CO. (307) 322-2127. 7-9  SHOW: National Hardware Show at Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV. 10-June 9 EXHIBIT: National Juried Exhibition at ACCI Gallery, Berkeley, CA. (510) 843-2527. 10-11 E xpo: Alternative & Building Expo at Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, CA. (310) 390-2930. 11-12  SHOW: Let the Chips Fly at Soboba Casino, San Jacinto, CA. (866) 4762622. 15-18 Open House: Legacy Woodworking Machinery, Springville, UT. (801) 491-0010. 15  SHOW: Penturners Rendezvous at Utah Valley State, Orem, UT. www. 15  SHOW: Super Wednesday at Craft Supplies USA, Provo, UT. (800) 551-8876. 16-June 20 EXHIBIT: Prescott Woodturners at Mountain Artist Guild & Gallery, Prescott, AZ. (928) 445-2510. 16-June 10 EXHIBIT: Art at the Source at Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, CA. (707) 829-7200. 16-18  Symposium: Utah Woodturning Symposium at Utah Valley University, Orem, UT. www.utahwoodturning. com. 17-19 Symposium: Weekend with Wood at Wood magazine, Des Moines, IA. (888) 636-4478. 18  swap : Pacific Northwest Tool Collectors at Alki Masonic Hall, Seattle, WA. (503) 628-1488. 18  swap: Tool Swap Meet at Anderson Plywood, Culver City, CA. (310) 397-8229. 4-5

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CALENDAR & EVENT INDEX 18  swap : P.A.S.T. Late Spring Show, Redding, CA. (530) 275-1002. 19  Festival: Seattle Bamboo Festival at Seattle Chinese Garden, Seattle, WA. 24-26  FAIR: Texas State Arts & Crafts Fair at River Star Event Park, Kerrville, TX. (830) 896-5711. 24-26  Festival: Downtown Arts Festival at Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver, CO. (303) 330-8237. 24-25  SHOW: HandWorks 2013 at Amana Colonies, Amana, IA. 25-26  SHOW: Truckee (CA) Building Show at Truckee High School, Truckee, CA. www.truckeehomeshow. 31-Sept. 8 EXHIBIT: The Tool at Hand at Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Houston TX. (713) 529-4848.


1-30  EXHIBIT: Brian McLachlan at Gallery M, Half Moon Bay, CA. (650) 726-7167. 1-30  EXHIBIT: Gallery Artists at Artwood, Bellingham, WA. (360) 647-1628. 1-2  OPEN STUDIOS: Art at the Source, West Sonoma County, CA. (707) 829-4797. Also June 8-9. 5-30 EXHIBIT: Terra Nullius at Waterstone Gallery, Portland, OR. (503) 226-6196. 5-6  S HOW: Pacific Home Builders at Moscone Center, San Francisco,


CA. (800) 956-7469. 7-9  SHOW: Contemporary Crafts Market at the Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, CA. (310) 285-3655. 8-Jan. 5 EXHIBIT: Allied Craftsman at Mingei Museum, San Diego, CA. (619) 239-0003. 8–Sept. 8 EXHIBIT: Build! The Amazing World of LEGO at Longmont Museum & Cultural Center, Longmont, CO. (303) 651-8969. 8-July 27 EXHIBIT: Satoshi Fujinuma at Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts, Ojai, CA. (805) 646-3381. 8-July 4 EXHIBIT: Design in Wood at San Diego County Fair, Del Mar, CA. (858) 755-1161. 8-9 SHOW: Deming Logging Show, Deming, WA. (360) 592-3051. 8  swap: Old Tool Swap Meet at Arroyo Hardwoods, Pasadena, CA. (626) 447-5466. 8  swap: Pacific NW Tool Collectors, Hillsboro, OR. (503) 628-1488. 9  swap: Rocky Mountain Tool Collectors at Rock Creek Farm, Broomfield, CO. (307) 322-2127. 14-16  OPEN STUDIOS: Artists Along the Bitterroot, Stevensville, MT. www. 16 -Sept. 1 EXHIBIT: Richard Artschwager! at UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA. (310) 443-7000. 20-30  EXHIBIT: Craft + Design at the Fifth

Floor Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. (213) 687-8443. 20-23  CONFERENCE: Furniture Society at Convention Center, Los Angeles, CA. (828) 255-1949. 21-24  Festival: Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts, Lake Oswego, OR. (503) 636-1060. 21-23  FAIR: New Mexico Arts & Crafts at State Fairgrounds, Albuquerque, NM. (505) 884-9043. 21-23  S HOW: Dwell-on-Design at Convention Center, Los Angeles, CA. 22-Aug. 18 EXHIBIT: Tools in Motion at the Mulvane Art Museum, Topeka, KS. (785) 670-1124. 28-Sept. 1 F estival: Sawdust Festival and Art-A-Fair, Laguna Beach, CA. Festival of the Arts: (949) 494-1145, Sawdust: (949) 494-3030. 28-30  Symposium: AAW Symposium at Tampa Convention Center, Tampa, FL. (651) 484-9094. 29-July 27 EXHIBIT: Summer Wood Show at Harbor Gallery, Kamuela, HI. (808) 882-1510.


July 24-27 sHOW: AWFS Fair at Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV. (800) 9461937. July 27 Symposium: Creativity in Woodturning Symposium, Lacey, WA. (360) 791-0396.

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ShAVINGS & SAWDUST real or hoax?

lego machinery

Interior design websites were abuzz this Spring, after the Italian design house Fratelli Boffi released this photo (right) as a preview to its exhibit at the annual Salone del Mobile design fair in Milan, Italy. Good Vibration, by designer Ferruccio Laviani, is said to be an Oak storage unit, created using a 3-D computer routing system. It does not take much to see that it is simply a manipulated photograph, but is this just a publicity stunt or a tease for a real product. We will not know until the unveiling at the 2013 Furniture Exposition in April. In the meantime, its just a blur.

For Arthur Sacek of Brazil, machinery is just child’s play. He has produced a series of computerized 3-D milling machines, using mostly parts from Lego kits (see his videos at

A bloody mess A man walks into a Home Depot in West Covina, CA. He goes to the tool department, calmly picks up a handsaw and begins sawing his arms. He gets as far as the bone in both arms, before falling unconscious. An off-duty paramedic at the scene was able to control the bleeding, with makeshift tourniquets utilizing off-the-shelf materials. Last report, the man is in critical condition.

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20th century revival

We are waiting to see if Ferruccio Laviani’s Oak storage unit, Good Vibration, is a real concept or a hoax.

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The popularity of the PBS television program Downtown Abbey has increased the demand for early 20th Century furnishings. The Seattle Times reports that the show has re-ignited a passion for bedding, bath, and home furnishing options that reflect turn-ofthe-century sophistication.

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