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.
We're just 2 weeks away from completing our 2014 season, but that doesn't mean we are slacking off; just the opposite, in fact. In our front benchroom, we're pleased to host "Making a Pair of Serpentine Sofa Tables with Jeff Headley & Steve Hamilton." In this class, students will learn how to cut straight tapered legs, make and set in fine line stringing and banding around the skirt and cuffs. They will also shape and veneer the serpentine drawer fronts, add stringing around the drawer front and top edge and install fans inlaid in the corners of tops. By the end of the week, they will have built these simple yet elegant pair of tables and will have added many period construction techniques to their skill set.
Meanwhile, in our Outpost, we're are pleased to have "18th Century Carving with Mack Headley." In this carving class, Mack will base the exercises around carving "c"scrolls, volutes and their application as bordering elements and ornamental focal points for furniture. The designs will be a useful ornament for crooked cornices, bracket feet, table skirts, piecrust tabletops, knee brackets and fretwork, to name just a few. The work will exercise the student's ability to control the profile of spiraling curves while taking advantage of drawn patterns and carving tool design. There's nobody better than Mack to learn 18th century carving from!
Finally, in our back Lathe room, straight from Germany we have "Boxes & More with Hans Weissflog." If you haven't googled Hans Weissflog, you certainly should. He does things on a lathe you wouldn't believe are possible! His students will work through 3 different box projects this week. The first is the "Drunken Box", a sphericon. Not only will they make the box, they will also explore new ways to chuck their work with the cup chuck and the squeeze chuck. Next his students will explore a box with a peirced-though top. They will also delve into off-center work with this project. Finallly, Hans will step them through a "Standing Oval Box," which involves turning away wood and replacing it with another species of wood which will make people wonder how they did it. It's sure to be an eye-opening class for this lucky 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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