Marc Adams School of Woodworking The Premier Woodworking School in North America
Our 22nd Season is Going Strong!
We are thrilled to offer up our 22nd season of classes; 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 finish off the month of August with 2 exciting classes. In our front bench room and machine room we have “Basic Woodworking with Marc Adams”. During this sold-out class, Marc’s students will receive a thorough introduction to the skills needed to begin a discovery of the joys of woodworking. Beginning with tool safety and control, his students will quickly graduate to joinery, veneer work and shaping. Before the end of the week, each person will have crafted their first piece of furniture - a sculpted nightstand made of maple. By Friday afternoon, with plenty of practice time under their belts, they will be well on their way to discovering the fun that is woodworking!
Next up, occupying the back bench room and machine room is newcomer to the school, Alison McLennan, and “Building Versatile Nesting Tables & Stools in the Z Style”. Students in her class will learn how she builds her signature nesting Z tables, derived from the classic Z-chair made by Gerrit Rietveld in 1934. The design emphasizes the strength of a simple two step joinery method using mitered spline joints. Alison will discuss different types of wood, proper milling techniques, and how to make their own jigs that facilitate accurate results. By the end of the week, her students will leave with 3 perfectly nesting Z tables or chairs. They’ll also have a thorough understanding of the aesthetics and joinery behind this iconic piece of furniture.
Just another 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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