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

Our 21st Season Marches On!

We are thrilled to continue our 21st season of providing you with the finest in hands-on woodworking education. This season promises to bring a 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.

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The month of August concludes with two more classes that will really bump your skill level up a notch. In our front benchroom is“Joinery II with Marc Adams.” This class picks up where Joinery I left off and will continue on dovetailing (including small and tight dovetails, compound dovetails, blind mitered dovetails and curved dovetails). Of course, the family of mortise-and-tenon joints will be explored and will include cutting double, through, angled, and everyone’s favorite, the curved slipped mortise-and-tenon joint. By the end of the week, students will work on decorative joints that include bridals, scarf joints, and sliding dovetails on curved surfaces. By the end of this week, Marc’s students will leave with a big bag of sample joints that will amaze everyone!

Meanwhile, in our back benchroom we are pleased to welcome Michael Fortune back to teach the second week of his signature two-week “Apprenticeship with Michael Fortune”class. This class is an opportunity to advance your technical knowledge by experimenting with woodworking techniques that will be new to most students. Some of the topics Michael will cover include: vacuum forming, strip laminating, hot pipe bending, steam bending, and jig construction to accommodate irregular shapes (to name just a few). There will also be discussions on design, model making, tools, joinery and shaping. Anyone who has had a class with Michael knows that this group of students is in for the woodworking experience of their lives!

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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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