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03-12-2008 08:43 AM

Topic tags/keywords: gallery fine woodworking inspiration design

If you have a few minutes, or a couple hours, check out the furniture on this site…NW Fine Woodworking

Or go further and look into individual woodworkers that make up the gallery…

Lots of inspiration here.

Mike Lingenfelter and I took a field trip here last week. It was a great place to be!

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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#1 posted 03-12-2008 10:34 AM

Hi Dorje;

Interesting site. I’ll bet you guys had a good time there. If you can’t get inspired there, check for a heart beat.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#2 posted 03-12-2008 11:01 AM

Definitely some amazing furniture there! I found myself especially admiring Judith Ames’ work. I hadn’t heard of her before, but I’ll remember her now. Thanks for posting!

-- Robb

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#3 posted 03-12-2008 12:17 PM

Hi Dorje,

Thanks for the link. There are some outstanding pieces of furniture pictured there. I am sure that seeing it in person was a wonderful experience.

Thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#4 posted 03-12-2008 02:20 PM

Thank you, I have some time this mroning as I babysit a firewall so I will check it out.

-- Hope Never fails

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#5 posted 03-12-2008 03:05 PM

I’ve actually seen this site before, some really great pieces, thanks for the reminder. I love the work of Nick Boynton and Hank Holzer. So many talented people out there.

-- I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

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#6 posted 03-12-2008 04:33 PM

You have given a beautiful site to view a variety of fine wood working projects. It is very inspiring. Thank you.

-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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#7 posted 03-12-2008 04:37 PM

Very interesting! Thanks.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#8 posted 03-12-2008 05:29 PM

Thanks, Bookmarked.

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#9 posted 03-12-2008 06:41 PM

Hi Dorje

I had the luck of being taken there last fall by my MIL…she knew I would love it and I did not disappoint her. What an incredible amount of talent on display there…it was a very humbling and inspiring experience. I can’t wait for my next trip to Seattle to pass through their doors again…Tks for sharing it with everyone else. They list several woodworking schools on their site, do you know of one being better than the others? I am looking for a mentoring/learning opportunity.

-- Splinters - Living and Loving life in the Rockies - -

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#10 posted 03-12-2008 06:53 PM

Yes, it was inspiring to walk through the gallery. Next time we will need to plan even move time, so they don’t kick us out again :). It will be fun to go back and see what new creations they bring to the gallery.

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#11 posted 03-14-2008 05:31 AM

Fantastic inspirational reference Dorje. I’m super envious of you and Mike. If I ever get back to Portland (for work) for and extended time, I’m lookin’ you guys up for another road trip…. Thanks for sharing.

-- Jeff, St. Paul, MN

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#12 posted 03-14-2008 08:44 AM

Splinters – I don’t know lot about the different schools…but, I have always admired Gary Rogowski’s work and he runs the NW woodworking school: It seems there are always a lot of great courses running and great instructors teaching there. Looks like they list a bunch of schools, small to larger, from California all the up the coast to B.C. You let us know the next time you’re in the area!

Jeff – You better look us up!

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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#13 posted 03-14-2008 10:43 AM

Thank you for the link. I took a course from Gary Rogowski on design. He’s really great.

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#14 posted 03-15-2008 01:48 AM

I would love to take a class under Rogowski. I follow his work in FWW and enjoy his general attitude and approach.

I will definitely contact you if I get back there.

-- Jeff, St. Paul, MN

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#15 posted 03-18-2008 03:42 PM

I found this site before I found LJ. It is indeed inspiring.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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