Marc Adams School of Woodworking The Premier Woodworking School in North America
Our 22nd Season is Going Strong!
We are thrilled to continue our 22nd season by providing you with the finest in hands-on woodworking education. This season promises to bring another stimulating line-up of woodworking classes and workshops, taught by the very best woodworkers the world has to offer, in the very best equipped facilities in North America.
We kick off the month of July with 3 more world-class instructors. In our front bench room and machine room, we are always pleased to see our own Doug Dale at the instructor’s bench, teaching “Make Your Own Custom Workbench.” Students in this class will design and build a customized workbench that focuses on their personal requirements based on the type of work they do. After designing the bench, the priority will be on building the top, with the main focus on selecting, milling, and assembling the top along with placing dog holes, squaring and flattening. The selection and location of vices, along with various jigs to enhance the versatility of the bench, will be discussed in detail. By the end of the week, this class will be well on the way to making that perfect bench that will give years of enjoyment and be the envy of all their other woodworking buddies!
Meanwhile, in our Outpost bench room, we have “Naturally Simple Woodworking with Wes Bushor.” During this week, Wes will share his passion for creating natural form furniture using simple tools and techniques. His students will conceive, develop and build useful items using natural wood as well as boards that would normally be discarded in woodworking. Wes will lead students through the steps to prep the wood for making items such as sculptures, furniture, chairs and lamps. During the build process participants will try different joining techniques, including making and using joint pegs. Every build is a new adventure when using crooked and twisted wood and the result is lots of fun, creativity and some wild functional furniture.
Finally, in our back lathe room, we welcome back guitar-making wizard, John Ressler and “Making an Acoustic Guitar.” This week, John will guide through all the critical elements of making an one-of-a-kind acoustic, steel-string guitar. Participants will learn the start to finish process of musical instrument construction. By the end of the week, students will have completed their own hand-crafted, acoustic guitar that is strung and fully playable. The hours are long, and the challenge is great, but the satisfaction will be tremendous while creating sound memories that will last a lifetime.
Just another typical week here at Marc Adams School of Woodworking!
Filling Pores with Mitch Kohanek
The first step to a mirror-like finish on your next woodworking project is to properly fill the pores in the wood. Expert finisher, Mitch Kohanek, demonstrates just how that's done in our latest installment from the Marc Adams School of Woodworking.
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