Oct 17, 2013
06:00PM - 08:00PM
David Marks, Tom Ribbecke and Larry Robinson: Celebrity Woodworkers & Music
Join us for our Third Thursday special event celebrating Artistry in Wood: Rousing Music and Panel of Master Craftsmen
Sonoma County Museum
Event Description

Performance by their lively rock band Bench Doggs (6-7 pm)
Panel discussion on fine woodworking (7-8 pm)

David J. Marks is recognized internationally as a master craftsman of fine furniture, turner, sculptor, and host of the television show “WoodWorks” on HGTV, DIY and the “How To” channel in Australia. His patina technique has become his signature finish on his wall sculptures and turned vessels. He has been teaching, turning and creating original pieces in his Santa Rosa shop/studio since 1981.

Tom Ribbecke has been playing and carrying on with guitars most of his life.   Always a musician as well as a maker, he has built a reputation as one of the world's foremost luthiers and makers of archtop and Halfling TM guitars.  In 2004, Tom founded the Ribbecke Guitar Company, and maintains his private practice in Healdsburg CA.

Since 1972, Larry Robinson has been a musician and one of the most prominent craftsman of building and inlaying guitars for professional players and collectors. His inlay work can be seen in the CF Martin, Fender and Gibson museums as well as on many individual luthiers' instruments.  The Martin Guitar Company commissioned his inlays for their 1,000,000th guitar.

Chet Connick (musician and maker in the band Bench Doggs) helped make history at Alembic Guitars, where he helped build guitars and basses for the likes of Santana, Fleetwood Mac, Crosby Stills and Nash, Stanley Clarke.

Fee: $0.00

Contact Information
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Phone: 707-579-1500




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