Marc Adams School of Woodworking The Premier Woodworking School in North America
Our 22nd Season of Classes Has Begun!
We are thrilled to begin our 22nd season 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 kick off our 1st week of the 2015 season with 3 sold out classes and three exceptional woodworkers at the instructor's workbench. In our front bench room we are pleased to have our own Marc Adams leading one of his signature classes, "Joinery with Marc Adams." If you ever wanted to know all of the ways you can join two pieces of wood, this class is your answer! Marc will begin the class by teaching how to cut the hallmark joint in woodworking, the dovetail, by hand. From there, they will explore all manner of joints, cut by hand and machine, including: the mortise & tenon, the sliding dovetail, and the hip joint (just to name a few). Before the end of the week, these folks will know and put into practice our school motto: "Layout is Everything!"
In our Outpost, we've got another sell out crowd for "Designing Chairs with Michael Fortune." This workshop will be an intensive investigation into the design and construction of dining or desk chairs. Making a unique, comfortable, strong, and attractive chair is a wonderful challenge considered by most to be the pinnacle of woodworking prowess, and Michael will step his class through the steps to achieve success in this challenging discipline. His class will examine every step of the process. Starting with design and ergonomic considerations, then making scale drawings and accurate scaled models, Michaels students will proceed through discussions of compound joinery, special chair-making jigs. Finally, they will cover basic upholstery and final detailing. In just 5 days, Michael will show his class just how he creates his award-winning chair designs.
In our Lathe room, we're always excited to welcome back the renowned Alan Lacer for his introductory "Woodturning with Alan Lacer" class. Alan will be introducing another new group of students to the joys of turning wood. Along the way, they'll learn how to properly sharpen their tools, they'll learn how to turn spindles, bowls, and even make lidded boxes. There is no better introduction to the thrill of woodturning than Alan's introductory class!
Just a 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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