The purpose of this site is to share information, offer inspiration and to help my fellow woodworkers.
- WOODWORKING CLASSES: Group & private classes in Santa Rosa, CA.
- STORE: Woodworking DVDs, digital downloads, tools & supplies
- SCULPTURES & STUDIO FURNITURE: View key pieces I have created.
- FREE VIDEOS: View short woodworking video clips.
All the best to you in your woodworking endeavors,
- David J. Marks
New Free Video: Ancient Egyptian Inspired Table
Posted March 10, 2015
This video describes David’s inspiration as well as some of the techniques that went into creating one of the major art pieces of his career. To View: Ancient Egyptian Inspired Table Video
Feb 1 thru 28: 15% Off sale ALL DVDs!
We are running a sweetheart sale for the month of February! Buy your favorite woodworker a DVD for 15% off:
2015 Classes Schedule Now Posted!
We have just posted our 2015 Classes Schedule. All the classes are hands on. In addition to the classes David will be teaching, we are bringing in two widely acclaimed Guest Instructors:
Mike Mahoney will be teaching a Turning Class
Paul Schurch will be returning to teach his Marquetry Class
Take a look at our 2015 Classes Schedule
Just in time for the Holidays!!!
WoodWorks Seasons 1 thru 5 DVDs Special Bundled Pricing Package: 30% Off when you buy all 5!
Plus: 15% off all our other DVDS Nov. 20 thru Dec. 25, 2015*
Due to the huge response we are extending this sale thru Dec. 25th
With this special bundled pricing package, you can purchase all 5 Seasons of WoodWorks DVDs at 30% off for $244.96!!!! At $69.99 per each full Season DVD, that is a savings of $104.99 when you purchase all 5 Seasons!!!
David’s Blog Included in Top 10 Woodworking Blogs by Zenith Industries
We are quite proud to announce that we have just been informed David’s Blog has been included in the recently published Zenith Industries blog article titled:
The Top 10 Woodworking Blogs On The Web
Scott Clifton, Technology Chief, Zenith Industries, emailed us:
I featured your website after researching and curating over 100 woodworking/renovation/construction blogs!
To Read his post: Zenith Industries Lists Top 10 Woodworking Blogs
DVDs Sale!!! 10% Off All DVDs for 10 Days!!!! November 2 – 12, 2014
My Adventure at Burning Man
Posted October 30, 2014
Burning Man is an annual week-long festival, dedicated to community, art, self-expression, and self-reliance, held at the end of August in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert. This summer, I had the pleasure to work with artist David Best on the construction of the Temple of Grace, envisioned as a spiritual and sacred space.
I arrived in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert on August 18th, one week before the gates opened at the 2014 Burning Man festival. I was part of a 100-person volunteer group that camped in various tents and trailers, several hundred yards from the construction site. We were there to build the Temple of Grace.
To read the full post: Blog Entries
Impressive Customer Review of WoodWorks Season 5 DVD
Posted Oct.20, 2014
We recently received a very impressive customer review of our WoodWorks Season 5 DVD. His feedback gives a great overview of the DVD and of what he feels our DVD offers to fellow woodworkers. He starts off comparing WoodWorks Season 5 DVD to our Marquetry & Inlay DVD.
From Gary Bell, Kansas:
I must say that David’s DVD entitled “Double Bevel Marquetry” is without a doubt the best DVD that he has ever produced.Wait a minute, you might say to yourself; “I thought this was a review of “Woodworks Season 5” DVD?
Correct. This review starts with a reference to the “Double Bevel Marquetry” DVD [here after referred to as “DBM”] because any of David’s fans/students who have any interest at all in DBM, undoubtedly were introduced to it as they first watched “Woodworks Season 5” episode 508 when it aired on DIY. And, having acquired a taste for DBM would have then had that yen for DBM satiated either with a class at David’s studio [like me] or by later purchasing the DBM DVD [like me].
As I watched 508, I nostalgically said to myself, “Yep, this is where it all started!”
But it is not just DBM. It is also bent lamination, joinery, wood grain and wood movement, coopering, design, chair geometry, inlay, fixing mistakes and applying finishes.
To read the full review: Blog Entries
Making Woodworking Information More Accessible
Posted September 30, 2014
Most woodworkers would agree that if there were more people doing woodworking, the world would be a better place. In an effort to make high quality woodworking education more affordable for everyone, we are now offering all of our WoodWorks Episodes Digital Downloads for $4.99 per episode. Each digital download gives step by step information on how to build a specific project.
Posted September 29, 2014 by David J. Marks
I received an excellent question from a woodturner who had read my article Turned Bowl with Ebony Rim in our September 2014 newsletter:/
I was just getting ready to turn a bowl from a blank that is not much thicker than the desired depth. This was leaving me nothing for the usual tenons. I asked the turning fellows in my woodworking club about gluing a waste block on the bottom and they thought I was crazy. In your latest (September 2014) newsletter, I see you are doing just that with your “Turned Bowl with Ebony Rim.”
Couple of questions:
1) How do you form the 3 inch to 4 inch flat spot for the gluing?
2)What glue do you use?
Any assistance would be appreciated.
To Read My Response: Blog Entries