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Michael Fortune conducts a lively discussion on the art of building custom made tables

5-Day Woodworking Class Build 2 Tables December 3 – December 7 (Saturday – Wednesday) 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Instructor: Michael Fortune & Kelly Parker Where: Southwest School of Woodworking (downtown Phoenix) Register $760 (register at Southwest School of Woodworking) Southwest School of Woodworking is pleased to announce another special class taught by master craftsman, Michael Fortune.
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Build This Elegant Custom Cutting Board In A Weekend December 17 & 18, 2016 9:00 am – 1:00 pm (both days) Class size: 5 min – 8 max Instructor: Doug Forsha Where: Southwest School of Woodworking (downtown Phoenix) Register $195 (register at Southwest School of Woodworking) Here’s a great way for you to broaden your woodworking skills
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Here’s another important set of projects that emerged in our Platters Trays & Trivets Woodworking Contest.  I like to call these the “Honorable Mentions,” which are a selection of 20 projects that stuck out to me for one reason or another but did not make the top 10 as voted by the public. How’d I
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The art and science of woodworking consists of skills and knowledge that neither you nor I will ever totally master. There’s a lot to know about sticking two pieces of wood together!  However . . . we can share what we know and learn from one another. Putting some projects on display for everyone to share,
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Public Viewing & Voting November 7 – 12, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Reception & Awards Night November 12, 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Woodworkers Source 18115 N. Black Canyon Hwy Phoenix, Az 85023 Map It Public Show Consider this your official invite to come on down to our store to browse through the 200-or-so entries in our
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Learn the essentials of woodworking at Arizona’s only comprehensive woodworking school Open House – Free Event! Saturday, November 5 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Southwest School of Woodworking 621 North 7th Avenue Phoenix, AZ Map It If you want to get better acquainted with the skills and the craft of woodworking, consider taking a class
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Little Red Book Barn by Dr. Clyde Perry

Did you know that one out of six children who do not read at age level by the end of third grade will not graduate from high school? In fact, in middle income neighborhoods, there’s a ratio of 13 books for every child. Regretfully, in low-income neighborhoods the ratio is alarmingly backwards: 300 children for every one
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Here's a sample of a creative Little Free Library

Woodworkers from all over the Phoenix metro area put their skills and creativity to good use by building “Little Free Libraries” in our latest woodworking contest. And you should really come see the projects! These small outdoor bookcases encourage literacy, neighborhood sharing, and when installed they add a sense of friendliness to the community. In
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A couple times a year we host a simple woodworking contest by establishing a project theme and a deadline — then we wait. Every time we do this,  the truth is I’m simply blown away and tongue-tied by the vast array of entries we get to see. It’s a delightful surprise to see the creativity
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intellicarve

So what’s the big deal about CNC carving, anyway? In the early days of the technology, it was big, heavy and expensive stuff – if you wanted precision and reliability. But today things are very different thanks to the Oliver Intellicarve, which is a table top sized CNC carver that’s quite affordable, surprisingly simple to use,
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The Southwest School of Woodworking is a non-profit educational organization based in Phoenix, Arizona. If you’ve wanted to experience the joy of woodworking under the guidance of an experienced craftsman, you may want to go “kick the tires” at the grand opening of the school’s new location. You’ll get to tour the classrooms, watch some demonstrations,
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We’re in the midst of hosting a woodworking contest, and below are several details you might want to know about. Prizes, a public show for the entries, and how the judging is handled. The project theme is “Wall Art,” and it comes due on November 7 – so if you’re registered, I sure hope you’re hard at work
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