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 continue our 2015 season with 4 sensational classes. In our front bench room we have “Fine Detailed Boxes with Adrian Ferrazzutti ”. Students in Adrian’s class will build a small box using a veneered pattern of their own design that seamlessly wraps down and around the sides of the box. Using both class demonstrations as well as individual consultation, Adrian will assist his students through the entire process from design to finish using a combination of hand tools and machine work. By the end of the week, each participant will have a unique, custom-designed box to take home and a lot of useful new veneer and box making skills!
In our Outpost bench room we are pleased to welcome Jögge Sundqvist to the facility to teach “Wooden Kitchenware, Made With a Knife and Axe”. Jögge is one of the icons in the world of folk crafts and his work is creative, fun and inspirational. In this special class his students will work unplugged, without electricity, as they learn the techniques of how to work greenwood with hand tools while learning more about the Scandinavian tradition known as “Sloyd.” His students will carve butter knives, split out straight wood for cutting boards, carve a saltcellar with a lid, and make a trivet for your hot pans with sliding dovetails. They will complete the week by learning how to add traditional carved decorations and painted finishes to their class projects.
Meanwhile, in our new West building, we are pleased to welcome back Mike Mascelli and “Upholstery: From Webbing to Springs to Show Covers”. In this class, participants will learn and complete all the steps required for the completion of a full-size upholstery project, from a bare frame to a fully upholstered piece of furniture. Along the way, they’ll learn how to measure a piece to be upholstered, install a proper webbing and hand tie the springs and how to blind stitch and hand-close seams (to name just a few). Best of all, they’ll get plenty of one-on-one time with Mike as they bring their upholstery projects to completion.
Finally, in the back shop is “Hand Tool Immersion 101 with Christopher Schwarz”. Getting started in hand tools when you have a young family, stressful job and precious spare money or time is difficult. Thats why we have designed this course for young adults to give them the confidence and training to get serious about woodworking with only a basic set of hand tools and a once in a life time learning experience with icon of the woodworking community. They’ll be learning to set up basic hand tools and will put those tools to work as they build their first tool chest. Chris will cover everything from a crash course in understanding wood from a joiners perspective stuff to historical hand tool joinery to how to add furniture details like curves, bevels and moldings. There is probably no better way to start your woodworking journey than with Chris at the helm!
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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