Classes at Marc Adams School of Woodworking

It's All in the Details with Michael Fortune

Dates: 10/13/2014 - 10/17/2014
Tool List: Click here for tool list

Cost: $750
Materials: $70
Deposit: $300

Masters Fellowship

Simple, fast and easy are adjectives rarely used to describe woodworking, but the techniques that students will be working with during this week are just that. During this workshop Michael will demonstrate a wide variety of detail techniques that can be incorporated into your furniture to enhance and complement the overall design. Instruction on how to design and add decorative feet to tables, chairs, and cabinets will be included, as will several techniques to inlay contrasting woods, precious metals, and colored epoxies. Participants will be encouraged to try each of the techniques with the specialized hand tools that they have made themselves during the class. What adhesives are best for detail work and what finishes can be applied will also be covered. You will come away from this class with a bag of tricks that can be used in endless variations to help your work make a statement.

Key Points:

Students will create several table legs that will add interest
Learn how to increase the value of your furniture
Explore historical design precedents for furniture
Make several tools to create interesting details
Fabricate reusable jigs to duplicate the details
Work with new adhesives that avoid long set times
Learn when working with hand tools or machine tools is the best method

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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