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    • 9 Feb 2023
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • A Virtual Workshop of Our Own
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    Commission work is seen by most as the ideal practice for a woodworker— using all of one's faculties to solve the idiosyncratic problems of each unique piece. The job, while undoubtedly fulfilling, can produce an equal amount of stress and heartache. A successful project hinges on factors such a proper time management, client engagement, the frightful bidding process, dreaded delivery, creativity and technical execution.

    For the last five years Sarah Watlington has designed, bid and built custom furniture as the project manager of Offerman Woodshop. In this seminar she will share her insights on the process, along with some humble mistakes. Bidding sheets and organizational tools will be available to attendees after the workshop. The class will end with an open discussion for folks to ask questions and share their own insights, successes and failures.

    All skill levels welcome.  No prerequisites. All you need is a computer and a good internet connection!

    WOO is a non-profit safe space for training underrepresented genders in our field.  As such, the majority of our classes are limited to non-binary, trans, and woman-identifying people.  **However, this class is open to people of all genders over the age of 18.**




    Sarah Watlington is a woodworker, artist and educator based in Los Angeles, CA. Sarah is a graduate of the Krenov School of Fine Woodworking, in Ft Bragg, CA, builds custom furniture as the project manager at Offerman Woodshop (LA), and teaches woodworking courses locally and across the country. 

    See more images of her work below, or by visiting her website sarahwatlington.com or on her instagram @sarah_watlington


Past events

19 Jan 2023 DESIGNING, BIDDING, & BUILDING CUSTOM FURNITURE with Sarah Watlington
27 Oct 2022 CARVING SPIRALS with Sylvie Rosenthal
29 Sep 2022 WILD STOOLS WITH SIMPLE TOOLS with Angela Robins
14 Nov 2021 TAIWANESE PITH PAPER CHERRY BLOSSOMS with Irene Lin Wei 魏翎
28 Oct 2021 REFURBISHING OLD TOOLS with Eleanor Rose
18 Oct 2021 (VIRTUAL) FANCY PUMPKIN CARVING with Sarah Marriage
19 Aug 2021 TAIWANESE PITH PAPER CHERRY BLOSSOMS with Irene Lin Wei 魏翎
5 Aug 2021 REFURBISHING OLD TOOLS with Eleanor Rose
29 Jul 2021 REALLY REALLY REALLY BASIC CAD with Vivian Beer
22 Jul 2021 TRADITIONAL FINISHES FOR WOOD with Sophie Glenn
15 Jul 2021 BUSINESS BOOKKEEPING FOR MAKERS with Nayo Carter-Gray
22 Jun 2021 COOPERING with Phoebe Kuo **ALL GENDERS**
19 Jun 2021 DEMYSTIFYING THE GUITAR with Leila Sidi
7 Jun 2021 PANEL: A COMMUNITY WOODSHOP IN A VIRTUAL WORLD with From Woo To You
27 May 2021 UNDERSTANDING WOOD with Larissa Huff
20 May 2021 INTRODUCCIÓN A LAS COLAS DE MILANO con Briana Trujillo
29 Apr 2021 TAIWANESE PITH PAPER MORNING GLORIES with Irene Lin Wei 魏翎
21 Apr 2021 HARDWARE STORE BENCH with Christina Boy and Sarah Marriage
10 Apr 2021 THE GOSPEL OF MODELS! with Sarah Watlington
3 Apr 2021 WILD STOOLS WITH SIMPLE TOOLS with Angela Robins
31 Mar 2021 DIG IN! HOLLOW VESSEL CARVING with Karen Ernst
30 Mar 2021 Crafts & Laughs
25 Mar 2021 CARVING SPIRALS with Sylvie Rosenthal
23 Mar 2021 CAST IT! INTRO TO MOLD MAKING with SaraBeth Post
16 Mar 2021 Crafts & Laughs
6 Mar 2021 **ALL GENDERS** TAKE A SEAT: THINKING ABOUT CHAIRS with Laura Mays
2 Mar 2021 Crafts & Laughs
25 Feb 2021 SHARPENING: EMBRACE YOUR CURVES with Claire Minihan
23 Feb 2021 Crafts & Laughs
18 Feb 2021 INTRO TO WOODCARVING with Olivia O'Connor
11 Feb 2021 MARQUETRY with Sarah Marriage
4 Feb 2021 OTTOMAN: BUILD & UPHOLSTER with Annie Evelyn
28 Jan 2021 SHARPENING BASICS with Mattie Hinkley
26 Jan 2021 Crafts & Laughs: Mending Edition
21 Jan 2021 DRAFTING: DRAWING YOUR IDEAS with Lauren Van Slyke
14 Jan 2021 ATTACHING THINGS TO STUFF with Morgan M. Ward
7 Jan 2021 EMPOWER TOOLS with Amanda N. Simons
17 Dec 2020 INTRO TO WELDING with Sophie Glenn
10 Dec 2020 HOME SHOP: TALKING THROUGH TOOLS with Ellie Richards
3 Dec 2020 A BROOM OF ONE'S OWN with Aspen Golann
28 Nov 2020 WOODBLOCK CARVING & PRINTING with Renee Tantillo
24 Nov 2020 UNDERSTANDING WOOD with Larissa Huff
11 Nov 2020 WOODBURNING with Erin Nutsugah
29 Oct 2020 UPCYCLE: REUPHOLSTERY with Raina Smallwood
22 Oct 2020 TAKE A SEAT: THINKING ABOUT CHAIRS with Laura Mays
17 Oct 2020 FANCY PUMPKIN CARVING with Sarah Marriage
11 Oct 2020 JIGS: TOOLS TO MAKE THINGS EASY with Alicia Dietz
27 Sep 2020 DOVETAIL JOINTS with Kelly Harris
17 Sep 2020 UNDERSTANDING WOOD with Larissa Huff

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