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Matt Monaco

North House Folk School photo of instructor, Matt Monaco

Matt Monaco is a trained and apprenticed full time professional turner, and he is a modern master of fine tool control and cutting execution. He has turned wood for 18 years and apprenticed for five, making a wide variety of both side and end grain products for the high end furniture trades. His training includes assisting and professionally developing with acclaimed woodturning legend Richard Raffan. Matt operates a full time woodturning studio in the southwest region of Missouri where he primarily makes signature series vessels, lidded containers for the interior design industry, the high end furniture trades, and for private collectors. Matt regularly demonstrates and teaches workshops across the country.

Current Courses Offered by Matt Monaco

Teaser image for Elegant Side Grain Boxes

Elegant Side Grain Boxes

Design, create, and finish a beautifully elegant side grain box on the lathe. This course will focus…
Mon, May 20th, 2024  –  Wed, May 22nd, 2024
9am-5pm each day
Instructor: Matt Monaco
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Turning Fine Detail Platters

Learn to express the excitement and joy of creating, shaping, and finishing beautifully elegant…
Fri, May 17th, 2024  –  Sun, May 19th, 2024
9am-5pm each day
Instructor: Matt Monaco

Past Courses Offered by Matt Monaco

Box Turning Design

Woodturning Fundamentals: Tools of the Trade

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