Classes at Marc Adams School of Woodworking

Whirligig Magic: Parent & Child Woodworking with John Morgan

Dates: 7/19/2014 - 7/20/2014
Tool List: Click here for tool list

Cost: $350
Materials: $55
Deposit: $125

In this class parent-child teams will collaborate on a whimsical wind machine project. This fun weekend is designed to provide an opportunity for family members to share a unique hands-on teamwork experience in a time-honored American craft genre. If you are looking for the chance to build a functional piece of yard art and a family memory this class is your chance. John will discuss how he designed the piece and give a brief overview of whirligigs' common features and design considerations. A basic introduction to woodworking methods will be covered. You will walk through steps of production, creating a functioning whirligig primarily using band saw, scroll saw, and drill press operations as well as sanding and painting all designed to build confidence and skill. Patterns and materials will be provided. John will assist each team in making a successful whirligig.

Key Points:

Harnessing the energy of the wind
Scroll saw cutting
Drill press operation
Fitting and assembling
Troubleshooting mechanical issues

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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