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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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We close out the month of September with two more classes to really takes your skills to the next level. In our front benchroom, we’re pleased to host “Fine Detailed Boxes with Adrian Ferrazzutti.” Adrian’s students will build a small box using a veneered pattern of their own design which seamlessly wraps down and around the sides of the box. They will start the week off with a discussion of the practical aesthetics of box design and then proceed to develop their own designs. Along the way, Adrian’s students will learn how to handle commericial and shop sawn veneers, how to grain match, pressing techniques and applying hardwood edging to plywood substrates. By the end of the week, they will have produced their own finely detailed box, complete with finish.

Meanwhile, in our Outpost, we welcome back Michael Ashford and “Smithing a Hammered Copper & Mica Table Lamp.” The lamp that Michael’s students will make make will employ many smithing techniques used during the Arts & Crafts movement: decorative overlays, hand riveting, domed lamp shade lid and antique amber mineral mica. Michael will teach students how to move metal, cut and shape lamp components, hand texture copper, assemble and rivet, solder copper, bend, form and antique the mica, color the copper and finally electrify the lantern. Students will leave this seven day class with a finished, period correct lantern that is sure to become a family heirloom.

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