Marc Adams School of Woodworking The Premier Woodworking School in North America
Our 23rd Season Marches On!
We are thrilled to present our 23rd season of classes with a solid tradition of providing you with the finest in hands-on woodworking education. Our latest season promises to bring you an inspiring line-up of hands-on woodworking classes and workshops, taught by the very best woodworkers the world has to offer, in the best equipped facilities available anywhere in North America.
We close out the month of August with two sold out classes led by two phenomenal instructors. In the front bench and machine room we have our school founder presenting “Joinery with Marc Adams.” If you ever wanted to know all of the ways you can join two pieces of wood, this class will answer that question! 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!” Best of all, they will approach all their future joinery with a new-found sense of confidence.
While Marc and his crew are busily cutting joinery, our other bench and machine room is occupied by noted furniture maker, Jeff Miller and “Building the Slat Back Chair.” While building chairs is one of the most rewarding projects anyone can take on; it is also one of the most challenging. Jeff will guide his class through the process of making chairs as his students take on making an extremely comfortable, stylish and versatile chair (recently featured on the cover of Popular Woodworking magazine). Jeff’s students will learn straightforward methods for dealing with: angled joinery, cutting, smoothing, and dealing with joinery on curves and for dealing with the critical issues of chair ergonomics and structure. The skills they learn in this class will be skills they can then apply to any kind of chair design!
Just a “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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