OWS at PS Arts benefit

OWS at PS Arts benefit

Post by Matty. On May 20th OWS had the opportunity to give back to the community by participating in PS Arts 25th anniversary benefit. Typically a Friday evening for us at the shop entails burning scrap wood in our old Weber grill and sipping a well deserved adult beverage. Not that night. Lee and Matty, […]

‘Good Clean Fun’ now on presale!

‘Good Clean Fun’ now on presale!

Hello Woodworking Enthusiasts and the actor Jim O’Heir! So, the news is that we have a book coming out (my 3rd!) about Offerman Woodshop and woodworking in general. It promises to be a real gassy jam, with how-to chapters from every member of our collective including my Dad and my brother! There will also be […]

Taking a Seat in Boston

Taking a Seat in Boston

by Nick: In December I had the immense pleasure of attending a 6-day Windsor chair workshop at Boston’s charismatic and venerated North Bennett Street School. Just touring the joint is like a trip to Disneyland, that is, if that particular playground of consumerism could teach one to build a violin or a high boy. My […]

Whiskey & Woodchips: the Offerman tasting corner #1

Whiskey & Woodchips: the Offerman tasting corner #1

  Our tasting guide/guru Thomas has some words on our first OWS tasting corner: Several years ago, the shop was contacted with an unusual commission request: a bung mallet. Ryan Montgomery, proprietor of Montgomery Distillery, a kickass craft distillery in Missoula, Montana, wanted a mallet to use on the barreling of their first aged spirits. […]

OWS and Would-Works, a woodworking program for those in need

OWS and Would-Works, a woodworking program for those in need

Matt Micucci has been spending Saturdays with Would-Works and here’s what he has to say about it: It’s a bright, sunny Saturday morning in downtown Los Angeles. To be more exact I’m in the area known as Skid Row. It’s early but the streets are filled with the hustle and bustle of it’s tenants. I […]

Free Woodworking Class for Vets

Free Woodworking Class for Vets

November 11th is Veteran’s Day. On Saturday, November 14th, Off the Saw in Los Angeles will be honoring our veterans by offering a free Introduction to Woodworking class to any vets of any war who wish to participate. Please contact laura@offthesaw.com to sign up. Off the Saw’s commitment to vets is just a small token […]

Labor Day Sale

Labor Day Sale

ATTENTION LABORERS!  Get yourself a set of new britches at 10% off in our store through Friday the 11th.  Work hard, work dirty, look pretty.  OWS

Lift Light Charity Event

Lift Light Charity Event

LIFT, a not-for-profit that helps alleviate poverty and homelessness, asked us to make a light up sign for their charity event last week.  Luckily we have a resident light designer!  Jane took the reins gladly, here are some photos from the event and the process of making the light. In addition to auctioning off notable […]

Work Sharp 3000 introduced by Matty!

Work Sharp 3000 introduced by Matty!

Matty gave us all an introduction to the Work Sharp 3000 recently and would like to impart this knowledge to all of you! This winter the shop received the Work Sharp 3000 Sharpener. I won’t mention the previous methods of sharpening (both old school traditions and modern sharpening wheels). But lets just say sharpening our […]

Tales of Whiskey music video

Tales of Whiskey music video

  Nick’s latest edition of Tales of Whiskey for Lagavulin includes a music video about his favorite things.  Our wood shop is prominently featured but luckily not our secret Lagavulin stash (don’t check the bathroom). See the full video here.

Adam Scott’s Holiday Gift Guide

Adam Scott’s Holiday Gift Guide

We’re so fancy! Nick’s buddy Adam Scott has chosen the Ramblin’ Rump Stump to be featured in Adam Scott’s Holiday Gift Guide for Vanity Fair this year. You can check out his selections here.

OWS Judges Instructables Wood Contest

OWS Judges Instructables Wood Contest

We are honored to announce that the Offerman Woodshop will be the official judges of the 2014 Instructables Wood Contest. We’ll be looking out for your best chunk or slab masterpiece.  Submit your projects here and win big!!

Join members of OWS at a lamp-making Workshop !

Join members of OWS at a lamp-making Workshop !

Offerman Woodshop’s very own Michele Diener and Jane Parrot will be teaching hand tools and electrical wiring in this lamp making workshop run by our illustrious friends at Off The Saw. Students will receive a rough cut lamp base, and they will use hand tools and machines to cut channels for the wiring. They will […]