Classes at Marc Adams School of Woodworking

Apprenticeship with Marc Adams

Dates: 10/3/2016 - 10/14/2016
Tool List: Click here for tool list

Cost: $1550
Materials: $125
Deposit: $400

Masters Fellowship

This two week workshop will be an intensive study of how to work with wood, through both design and physical hands-on practice. Both weeks will involve a lot of technique development with little to no focus on a specific project - in other words two weeks of playing and learning new techniques. During both weeks Marc will demonstrate different woodworking techniques, such as veneering; carving; modeling in clay; inlay techniques; advanced joinery; working with stone; bending, shaping, sculpting wood; surface texturing; patination; marquetry; edge veneering, cabinetmaking and the process of developing the design. Each day students will practice new skills and at times, very complex techniques.

There will be special sessions on wood selection, making special jigs and fixtures, machine techniques, using modern adhesives, finishing, fuming wood, and of course safety. Throughout the two weeks there will be special guest speakers that will show and demonstrate processes applicable to furniture making but rarely done, which will add to your experience. Although this workshop is not project specific, students will have lots of time for hand work and exploration and even start designing a project through the modeling phase. Students should already be working toward their Masters.

Key Points:

  • Learn joinery problem solving
  • How to apply veneer on complex surfaces
  • Carving made easy
  • Creating hard lines that add continuity
  • Designing with full scale drawings
  • The process of building a complicated project
  • Ways to embellish your work
  • How to work with other materials
  • Multiple ways to bend wood
  • Unique router fixtures
  • Joinery methods that will blow people away

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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