Dovetailing a drawer…it represents something more than what it is.”
~ Ron Barter
Ron Barter, the owner of Rosewood Studio, is what I would call a master craftsman.
I don’t use that term lightly either.
If you have a question about a tool or a technique, a design consideration or just a bit of random wood trivia,
Ron knows….and if he doesn’t, he’ll find out.
I first met Ron when I was asked to speak at the very first Woodworks conference back in 2011.
At that time, the idea of teaching for a week at Rosewood Studio hadn’t even crossed my mind-
it was still very far off my radar.
That was before my second book, and before I really ramped up my private classes here in Toronto.
Fast forward a few years and here I am, coming off an amazing week at Rosewood with plans to go back again.
I posted a video yesterday, over on the UW blog showing some of the weeks highlights.
We had an amazing bunch of guys, ( no ladies this time around ) and they all did a fabulous job.
Today’s episode was filmed on Friday, the fifth day of the course and the students had just finished off their day.
Ron and I sat down and basically chatted about his career, and how Rosewood Studio came to be.