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Ali Malone of Tacoma, a graduate of our Woodworking for Women course is coming back to take the 12 week Foundations of Woodworking this Fall. Read about the novel way she's going to fund her time with us.
  By Margo Greenman Tacoma resident Ali Malone says it was a combination of her self-sufficient nature and her creative side that led her to pursue a career in woodworking. Well, that and her dream of building and owning her own farm, of course. Today more and more women are rolling their sleeves up and …
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Great article by Chris Schwarz on George Walker and Jim Tolpin's book By Hand and Eye - now available again after reprinting. Jim will be teaching By Hand and Eye - a weekend course at the School on March 21-22. 
The lessons inside “By Hand & Eye” cannot be learned by reading alone, any more than you can learn to cut dovetails from a book. You must put pencil to paper so the book’s ideas about proportio...
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Great article by Bellingham based instructor Tom Dolese. Tom nails it for what you need to do to be a professional furniture maker.
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The Romany were way ahead of their time! Great quote from +Jim Tolpin We'll be running a longer version of the Gypsy Wagon class in 2015. Details soon.
Think micro-homes are a new trend? Tell that to the Romani people, who lived in ornate wagons in the 19th century
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Great write up of the Furniture Society Conference we hosted back in June.
Thoughts on the recent Furniture Society conference at Fort Worden, Washington.
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Furniture Society Conference 2014 at Fort Worden - Special Offer for Locals
Furniture Society Conference - FS 2014 (June 19-21, 2014) The Conference, which starts June 19,2014, is a full three day event at Fort Worden. The 3-Day pass is great value giving you access to all the events and includes all meals (even the Saturday Banque...
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Foundation course alumna Andrea Love has brought George Walker and Jim Tolpin's "By Hand and Eye" to life in a delightful little movie. Check it out!

You can catch Jim's By Hand and Eye Class at the School on March 21-22. Just a few spots still open. http://www.ptwoodschool.org/by-hand-and-by-eye
  Othello "othie" the Newfoundland covered in wood shavings. This movie is perfect and the story behind it is perfect too! (Cheesy but true). Animator Andrea Love met Jim Tolpin when she took our Foundation of Woodworking 12-week intensive in the Fall of 2013. Andrea was inspired by Jim's teaching during the class and Jim was inspired by Andreas's glorious stop motion videos for her brother and mother.  Fast forward, Jim hires...
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The Chair of the School's Board is Port Townsend's Citizen of the Year! Congratulations and big thanks to Gee Heckscher for all he has dohe for the School.
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We've moved! We've opened our new website. Register for our 2015 classes!
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A virtual move ..... We opened a new website at a new URL. www.ptwoodschool.org  We've switched from .COM to .ORG reflecting our non-profit status. We'll be retiring the old site soon.
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Port Townsend Woodworkers Show 2014
Port Townsend School of Woodworking is one of the sponsors and organizers of the 9th Port Townsend Woodworkers Show. As usual the show is held at the American Legion Hall on Water Street in Port Townsend (just across from the Maritime Center). We're happy t...
Port Townsend School of Woodworking is one of the sponsors and organizers of the 9th Port Townsend Woodworkers Show. As usual the show is held at the American Legion Hall on Water Street in Port Townsend (just across from the Maritime Center). We're happy to show alumnus work (no larger than a ...
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Frankly, Windows are a Pain
Well now I know why windows are called panes...because they are truly a pain to make. Especially when you are challenging yourself as I am to do all the molding profiles, rabbets and joinery entirely with hand tools. (I’m not quite crazy enough to do all th...
Well now I know why windows are called panes...because they are truly a pain to make. Especially when you are challenging yourself as I am to do all the molding profiles, rabbets and joinery entirely with hand tools. (I'm not quite crazy enough to do all the stock sizing with rip saws and ...
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An inspiring interview with Martha Collins
Her Woodworking for Women class runs twice this summer.
Go ye ladies to your benches!

http://www.ptwoodschool.com/woodworking_for_women.html
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Fort Worden State Park 200 Battery Way Port Townsend, WA 98368
200 Battery WayUSWashingtonPort Townsend98368
(360) 344-4455ptwoodschool.org
School, Vocational SchoolToday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am – 5:00 pmTuesday 9:00 am – 5:00 pmWednesday 9:00 am – 5:00 pmThursday 9:00 am – 5:00 pmFriday 9:00 am – 5:00 pmSaturday 9:00 am – 5:00 pmSunday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
We offer weekend, one and two week workshops on hand tool woodworking, furniture making and cabinet making, 12 week hand tool intensives in Fall and Winter.
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Great place to learn.