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.
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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