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January meeting: Tyler Chartier, a tutorial on photographing woodwork

Tyler  will show us how to set up and take photos of woodwork on the basis of doing some of his own work that he will bring with him.

For full details see events page.

SCWA Artistry in Wood 2016 

The Artistry in Wood 2016 exhibit opened September 17th and ran through October 9th at the Sonoma County Museum in Santa Rosa. Information about the displayed pieces and the awards can be found in our Newsletter the Wood Forum starting with the October 2016 issue. 

Woodworking Internet Roundup


We've previously highlighted a Frank Howarth video. Frank's videos are extremely well done and very entertaining. "Architecture at a small scale expressed through woodworking and film making". Frank's YouTube landing page is:

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George Nakashima was an American woodworker, architect and furniture maker who was one of the leading innovators of 20th century furniture design and a father of the American Craft movement.

Book: "The Soul of a Tree: A Master Woodworkers Reflections"  by George Nakashima.


"Good Clean Fun: Misadventures in Sawdust at Offerman Woodshop" by Nick Offerman

Nestled among the glitz and glitter of Tinseltown is a testament to American elbow grease and an honest-to-god hard day’s work: Offerman Woodshop. Captained by hirsute woodworker, actor, comedian, and writer Nick Offerman, the shop produces not only fine handcrafted furniture, but also fun stuff—kazoos, baseball bats, ukuleles, mustache combs, even cedar-strip canoes.

“Part memoir…part technical guide (which provides instructions on how to build fine pieces down to the very inch), and part spiritual guide (there's zen-like life lessons to take away from crafting something with your hands).”—Esquire

Not your typical woodworking book; but a fun read.  (Also available via the Sonoma County Library System.)

If you would like to share woodworking links of interest.  Send your favorite links to woodworking books, videos, plans, websites to "" for future listing on SCWA Homepage (w/credit!).

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