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The purpose of this site is to share information, offer inspiration and to help my fellow woodworkers.

 

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All the best to you in your woodworking endeavors,

- David J. Marks



Recent News



 WoodWorks Pieces On Display

Posted September 9, 2014

Episode 303 Contemporary Walnut Bench with Copper & Patina Bases.

Episode 303 Contemporary Walnut Bench with Copper & Patina Bases.

David will have 4 pieces that he created for his television show WoodWorks on display at the Big Ideas 1950 – 1970: influences in modern ceramics show at the Sebastopol Center for the Arts on September 11 – October 25, 2014.

In addition, David and his fellow Bench Doggs will be performing at the opening reception on Thursday Sept. 11 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. Location: 282 S. High Street, Sebastopol, CA 95472 (707 829 4797

Episode 310 Inlaid Corner Table.

Episode 310 Inlaid Corner Table.

WoodWorks Episode 401 Bent Laminate Shelf Stand.

WoodWorks Episode 401 Bent Laminate Shelf Stand.

WoodWorks Episode 404 Cherry Sofa Table.

WoodWorks Episode 404 Cherry Sofa Table.

If you would like to build these pieces, you can purchase the individual episode digital download or the full season DVD for step by step instructions:

Season 3 Individual Episodes Digital Downloads

WoodWorks Season 3 DVD

Season 4 Individual Episodes Digital Downloads

WoodWorks Season 4 DVD

 

We’re All Climbing the Ladder Together

Posted August 30, 2014

David Marks Performing Demo for Sonoma County Woodworkers Association

 

David was recently interviewed by Dan Farnbach for his August 12,2014 Blog in Popular Woodworking.

Dan’s first question for this informative Q & A:

“What are the most notable changes in the studio furniture world during the course of your career?”

To read the full Q & A : “We’re All Climbing the Ladder Together”

 

 2014 Gilding & Chemical Patination Class Photos

Posted August 8, 2014

Student project.

Student project.

We now have posted pictures from David’s recent 3 days hands on Gilding & Chemical Patination class he taught on July 18 – 20, 2014.  Take a look at the wonderful work the students created: 2014 Gilding & Chemical Patination Class Photos

 

The Creative Process:
Expanding Yourself as a Designer

Written by David J. Marks/ Posted July 30, 2014

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I believe that design is the ultimate frontier in woodworking.  We live in a time that finds many people with the resources to set up a shop at home. It is amazing to see how many people are able to outfit their shops with a lot of the tools they need due to the fact that the majority of power tools are now made in China and have become affordable to the masses.

So once we all have shops and we all have similar tools and wood, the question is: How do we differentiate our work from someone else’s?How do we create individual designs that makes the statement that this person’s work is unique and deserves to be recognized as an object of art?

To read the full post: Blog Entries