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Dovetailing a drawer…it represents something more than what it is.”

                                                                                                                  ~ Ron Barter



Ron ( on the right ) giving some advice to a former student.


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.

Enjoy ~