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Matt Monaco

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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 Box Turning Design

Box Turning Design

Not all boxes need to be square. Learn to turn elegant and beautifully proportioned lidded…
Fri, May 19th, 2023  –  Sun, May 21st, 2023
9am-5pm daily
Instructor: Matt Monaco
Teaser image for Woodturning Fundamentals: Tools of the Trade

Woodturning Fundamentals: Tools of the Trade

Experience the excitement of creating objects on the wood lathe and explore how this translates to…
Tue, May 16th, 2023  –  Thu, May 18th, 2023
9am-5pm each day
Instructor: Matt Monaco