Marc Adams School of Woodworking The Premier Woodworking School in North America
Our 21st Season Marches On!
We are thrilled to complete our 21st season of providing you with the finest in hands-on woodworking education. This season has brought 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.
Even though we are in our final week of the our 2014 season, that doesn't mean we aren't going full speed ahead. In our front benchroom, we're pleased to host another sold out session of "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!"
Meanwhile, in our Outpost, we're are pleased to have "Basic Metal Engraving for the Woodworker with Mike Dubber ." This class will be concentrate on the old world method of hammer and chisel engraving and Mike's students will learn how to sharpen several varieties of gravers to cut straight lines, borders, florals and scrollwork. Students will learn how to layout and hand engrave a classic scroll pattern in the center of the brass plate and engrave a floral detail on a brass furniture knob. Finally, Mike will show the shortcuts for laying out and engraving script lettering using proper spacing and slant with a special concentration on applying bright cuts to achieve a dramatic flair in all letter styles. By the end of the week his students will be adding new embellishments to all their projects!
Finally, we have the internationally recognized master woodturner, Alan Lacer, teaching in our lathe room. In his class, "Woodturning with Alan Lacer," he will be introducing a new group of students to woodturning. 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 joys of woodturning than Alan's introductory class!
All in all, 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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