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Gary M. Katz has specialized in finish carpentry for over 35 years. His projects range from new front doors to complete custom homes, from commercial work in schools, hospitals, and offices to production work on condominiums and tract housing. Gary is a contributing editor to Fine Homebuilding magazine and a popular presenter at JLC LIVE; he produces the Katz Roadshow (carpentry clinics at local lumberyards around the country); and he contributes regularly to the Journal of Light Construction. Gary is also the publisher of—an online magazine devoted to improving the quality of craftsmanship and the lives of craftsmen.

“Choosing a Mitersaw Stand,” “Production Jamb Extensions,” “Hanging a New Door in an Old Jamb,” “Simple Site-Built Mantelpieces,” “Lasers under $600.00,” “Picking a Portable Table Saw,” “American Mantelpiece Designs,” “Plunge Routers,” “12v Cordless Drills,” “Impact Drivers,” “Caring for Cordless Tool Batteries,” “Outfitting a Closet,” “Souping up a Chopsaw Stand,” “Building Better Bookcases,” “Craftsman-style Wainscoting,” “Radius Balustrades,” “Installing Crown Molding,” “Cathedral Ceiling Crown Molding,” “Installing Mortise Locks,” “Installing Cylindrical Locks,” “Retrofitting a Threshold.”
Gary’s books have helped countless craftsman learn and improve their trade: The Doorhanger’s Handbook (Taunton, 1998) a definitive resource, transforms a frustrating chore into an enjoyable challenge; Finish Carpentry: Efficient Techniques for Custom Interiors (JLC/ Craftsman, winter 2001) reveals more finish-carpentry magic and shares professional secrets that turn this craft into a productive and profitable career. Gary’s most recent project is the development of OnSite Productions and the publication of a ground-breaking DVD educational homebuilding series. OnSite Productions has produced two DVD programs--Mastering the Miter Saw, Part I & 2, and will soon release programs 3 & 4: Installing Baseboard & Casing.

Mastering Finish Carpentry DVD Series (OnSite Productions, 2003-2010)
Contributing Editor, Fine Homebuilding Magazine 2003
Finish Carpentry: Efficient Techniques for Custom Interiors (JLC/Craftsman, winter 2001)
The Doorhanger's Handbook (Taunton Press, 1998 [re-titled: Installing and Hanging Doors)]
M.A. English 1994: Thesis: Intertextual Study of Mary Shelley’s interpretation of Milton’s Paradise Lost
Freelance Writer and Photographer 1992--present (Frequent contributor to Fine Homebuilding and The Journal of Light Construction)
Katz Interiors: Finish Carpentry Specialists 1984--present (Professional Finish Carpentry Contractors, supplying labor and material for residential and commercial projects--large and small.)
General Building Contractor: Southern Calif. 1982-- present
General Building Contractor/ Custom Home Builder: Prescott, Ariz. 1974--1982
B.A. Liberal Arts 1974

Education and Training Events:
Clinics, Demonstrations, and Lectures in Finish Carpentry Techniques at:
JLC Live! 1999—present: Making Mantelpieces / The World of Wainscoting / The Doorhanging Clinic / Conquering Coffered Ceilings / Mastering the Mitersaw /
Remodelers Show: “Installing Closet Shelving” (2002)
Remodelers Show: Custom Interior Trim (2003)
Cerritos College: Finish Carpentry Techniques / A Carpenter’s Guide to Identifying Period Architecture / Mastering the Mitersaw (2002)
The Woodworking Shows: Hanging a New Door in an Old Jamb / Finish Carpentry Techniques / Mastering the Mitersaw (Pomona & Anaheim 2002)
Builder’s Trade of Massachusetts (Hanging a new Door in an Old Jamb/ A Carpenter’s Guide to Identifying Period Architecture / Mastering the Mitersaw 2003, 2004)
Western Building Manufacturers: All-day seminars on Finish Carpentry Techniques (2002-2003)
Moderator: JLC Finish Carpentry Forum:
Demonstration/Lecture for Stabila sales staff: Lasers on the Jobsite (2000, 2003)
NRLA-Boston (2004)
The Katz Roadshow (2004)

Photography and Marketing Work
Installation Instructions and Photography for Pemko Continuous Gear Hinge (1998)
Photography/Advertising Copy for Stabila Jamber’s Set and Stabila Magnetic Levels (1999)
Product Development for Stabila 32 in. level and 58 in. level (2001)
Advertising photography for Windsor Mill Historic American Molding Collection (2002)
Installation instructions and photography for Windsor Mill Historic American Molding Collection (2003)
Installation instructions, photography, and advertising copy for Pemko 3600 Astragal (2003)
Product development, installation instructions, photography and advertising copy for Pemko SillTech (2003-2004)
DVD: Levels and Lasers on the Jobsite (Stabila 2003)

Copyright 2007 by Gary M. Katz

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