Marc Adams School of Woodworking The Premier Woodworking School in North America
Our 22nd Season is Going Strong!
We are thrilled to continue our 22nd season by 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 close out the month of June with 3 more world-class instructors. In our front bench room and machine room, we are always pleased to welcome back long-time favorite at the school, Doug Stowe, to teach “Small Decorative Boxes.” Tight miters, lasting joints, and hinges that fit, along with close tolerances, are part of what quality workmanship is all about and box making is great way to show off these qualities. Doug will start this workshop with a discussion of the practical aesthetics of box design before moving on to an in-depth review of the techniques to make these high quality creations. This class will cover making jigs and sleds for accurate cutting and shaping of parts, making inlay, using story sticks for accurate fitting of hinges, and accurately cutting small complicated parts (just to name a few). By the end of the week, each participant will leave with 8–10 custom designed boxes that are sure to amaze their friends and family.
Meanwhile, in our Outpost bench room, we have “Veneering and Alternative Techniques, Inlay & Pattern Edge Applications with Scott Grove.” Scott’s students will be designing and creating an organic form tabletop with a veneered face, inlay detailing, and French curved hardwood edge. Along the way, Scott will cover selecting, flattening, seaming and repairing veneer. Scott will also reveal his super secret method for creating a wavy contour seam which is virtually invisible. With lots of time to experiment and practice the techniques that Scott will demonstrate, his students will come away with a better understanding of how to embellish their work and expand their designs and techniques. As Scott says, “You don’t know where the edge is until you cross it!”
Finally, in our back lathe room, we welcome back “Metal Spinning for the Woodturner with Lynne Hull.” This class will introduce woodturners to the process of metal spinning. Lynne’s participants will explore the creative options this technique offers the turner as well as learning to adapt a woodturning lathe for metal spinning and make the hand tools needed to form copper, brass, and aluminum. Students will become proficient at basic metalworking skills, along with layout, cutting and annealing metal to soften for forming and cold joinery of the spun pieces. Lynne’s students will end the week by exploring various finishing techniques, including adding patina and coloring to metals.
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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