Classes at Marc Adams School of Woodworking

Apprenticeship with Michael Fortune

Dates: 6/1 - 6/12

Cost: $1600
Materials: $75
Deposit: $400

Masters Fellowship

This workshop is intended for those who have a familiarity with woodworking tools and machinery and is a required class for those working on their MASW Masters program. It is an opportunity to advance technical knowledge by experimenting with forms and woodworking processes that may be new to you. Vacuum forming, strip laminating, hot pipe bending, steam bending, and jig construction to accommodate irregular shapes will be demonstrated. There will be discussions on hand tools, machine tools, wood selection, joinery, shaping, surface preparation and finishing.

Demonstrations will take place each morning and afternoon during the entire two weeks. The tools will remain set up so you can become proficient with the various techniques. Michael will give an overview of the design process that will help you resolve your work and then complete it in a safe, organized and efficient manner. Drawing and model making are very important parts of the fabrication process. Students will be encouraged to try each of the techniques by designing and making a piece of furniture with his one-on-one guidance. We are very fortunate to have Michael as part of our two-week apprenticeship program. Make sure that you sign up early because this class will be one of the first to sell out.

Key points:

  • Design theory
  • Problem solving the construction of your designs
  • Making simple but effective hand tools for your workshop
  • Design and construction of jigs and fixtures
  • Properties of wood
  • Six ways to bend wood
  • Choosing adhesives and finishes
  • Making useful jigs for each machine in your shop

There is a $45 annual registration fee that will be added to your the total amount of the class if this is the first class you are registering for this season.

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