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Marc Adams School of Woodworking The Premier Woodworking School in North America

Our 24th Season Is Off and Running!

We are thrilled to kick off our 24th season; providing you with the finest in hands-on woodworking education. Our new season promises to bring you an inspiring line-up of hands-on woodworking classes and workshops, taught by the very best woodworkers the world has to offer, in the best equipped facilities available anywhere in North America.

Gary StrieglerSteve LattaMichael Fortune

We close out the month with three expert instructors at the workbench. In our front bench room and machine shop, is Gary Striegler, of Fine Homebuilding magazine fame with "Creating Exceptional Home Interiors." Gary has over 35 years of experience creating the details that make the difference between ordinary and extraordinary. In this class Gary will cover everything from how he makes his signature mantles to curved trim to staircases! Along the way he'll share a multitude of trim tips and tricks as the students go to work to create their own versions of these exceptional home interior upgrades!

Meanwhile, in the Outpost bench room, we are pleased to present "Decorative Details with Steve Latta". In this 5 day class, students will learn to reproduce and inlay a variety of decorative elements, including: stringing, ornamental bandings, fans, bellflowers, shells and paterae (to name just a few). Sand shading, ornamental veneering, and the history of regional motifs will also be discussed in detail. Best of all, each student will have plenty of hands-on time to develop their skills with these hallmark techniques.

Finally, in our back bench and machine room, Michael Fortune is starting the second week of "Apprenticeship with Michael Fortune." During this week, his students will be taking the new techniques they learned during the first week and applying those to the design and construction of a unique piece of original furniture. Of course, Michael will continue to share new and novel methods for efficient furniture

Just a typical week here at Marc Adams School of Woodworking!

 


Craftsman May Be Lying To You

By Scott Grove

The last time Scott Grove taught at the school, he shared this presentation, prepared for the TEDxFlour City Talks, during our Tuesday Night slide shows. In it, Scott addresses the rise of technologically driven production methods and its relation to our definition of traditional, hands-on craftmanship. Ultimately, he asks us to consider just what hand-made means in the 21st century and how do we communicate that our customers. It generated lots of discussion that week and we felt it important to share it with all of you. Enjoy!

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Masters

Masters

MASW has an incredibly strong teacher base which gives our program diversity and depth. Students that pursue our Master's designation are assured of receiving a well rounded education by teachers that make their living as Master woodworkers. Read More

Fellowship

Fellowship

The Michael Fortune Fellowship program picks up where the Master's program leaves off and is open to all who have completed their Masters designation. This program leads the student towards a profession or a passionate avocation as a respected woodworker. Read More

Wood Turning

Wood Turning

Working closely with program director Alan Lacer, MASW has created this unique opportunity for wood turners to challenge yourselves and broaden your woodturning skills while exploring a the wide array of different techniques that is woodturning. Read More

Weekend Workshops

Weekend Workshops

Super weekend specials are designed to give you an opportunity to spend the weekend with one of the masters in the field of woodworking. Classes are scheduled just Saturday or Sunday or both Saturday and Sunday. Read More