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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 finish off the month of July with three sold-out classes. In the front room is "Marquetry with Marc Adams." http://www.marcadams.com/available-classes/veneering/1180 This class will explore the fine art of working with veneer to create pictures. Beginning with how to handle, flatten, cut, and tape veneer packets, students will learn simple knife-cutting techniques and the double-bevel technique for cutting and assembling marquetry. Along the way Marc will cover his secrets for how to dye veneers, how to select substrates and the available pressing methods. Finally, students will learn how to sand shade veneer as well and how to repair common problems that occur during the cutting and pressing process. Everyone will leave with many pressed panels and techniques they can use to increase the value of their furniture pieces fourfold!

Meanwhile, in Outpost, we are pleased to welcome back one of the nations premier finishers, Mitch Kohanek, teaching "Hands-On Finishing." http://www.marcadams.com/available-classes/finishing/1229 Mitch's students will learn exactly what it takes to create the beautiful finish they've always wanted. Mitch will cover using dyes, stains, toners, and glazing techniques (to name just a few). He will also demystify the basics of color matching. They will learn and practice brushing and spraying techniques that produce flawless finishes. Along the way, they will learn to problem solve and fix finishing defects such as blotching, orange peel, brush marks, and fish eye on the way to achieving that ultimate finish.

Finally, we are always happy to have Doug Stowe return to teach "Small Decorative Boxes." http://www.marcadams.com/available-classes/decorative-details-methods-processes-and-bending-wood/1488 Doug will start this workshop off with a discussion of the practical aesthetics of box design and will provide an overview of techniques, including selection and preparation of stock, joinery, precision milling of multiple parts, assembly, sanding, and finishing. Students will learn how to make jigs and sleds for accurate cutting and shaping of parts, how to make inlay, how to using story sticks for accurate fitting of hinges and how to cutting small complicated parts safely. His students will also leave with multiples of boxes of their own design.

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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