Classes at Marc Adams School of Woodworking

Basic Woodworking with Marc Adams

Dates: 5/8/2017 - 5/12/2017
Tool List: Click here for tool list

Cost: $775
Materials: $90
Deposit: $300


This class will advance woodworking skills by leaps and bounds and is perfect for beginners or a husband and wife who want to spend a week together building new woodworking skills. Students begin the week by learning tool safety and set up and proper techniques for using both stationary power equipment and hand tools. Design, wood movement, joinery techniques and veneer applications are presented next. Each student will have the opportunity to practice hand skills such as sharpening, scraping, cutting dovetails, producing mortise and tenon joints, and cutting and laying up veneer patterns called parquetry. On Wednesday, students begin making a sculpted nightstand that will put into practice the Monday lesson on stationary power tools and hand tools. Students are required to use hand shaping techniques to give the nightstand a personality all its own. By Thursday, students begin assembling the nightstand and start preparing it for finishing. The goal is to complete the table (except finishing) by Friday afternoon. By the end of the week students will be on their way to a better understanding of fine craftsmanship.

Key Points:

  • Learning safe ways to use power tools
  • Selecting joinery, including how to cut dovetails
  • Working with veneer
  • Developing hand skills
  • Learning sharpening techniques
  • Learning how to sculpt wood to flow
  • Sanding and finishing techniques

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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