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MASW Blog

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

A Few Slots Just Opened Up in "Through the Narrow Gate with Marc Adam"!

If you were disappointed to find that "Through the NarrowGate with Marc Adams" had sold out, we've got great news for you. A few slots in the class just opened up and are available on a purely first-come, first-served basis!

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Friday, May 23, 2014

MASW is in the News...Again!

Those of us who attend classes already know just how special this place is, but it's always interesting to see how the average man on the street views our school.

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Thursday, April 24, 2014

How to Inlay the Rim of a Bowl in 3 Easy Steps

I took a few moments a week or so ago to sit in on a demonstration in Inlay for Woodturning & Flatwork with Stephen Hatcher. I was sure I would see something interesting (...always do), but I was completely unprepared for the visual impact that an inlay of crushed minerals could give a piece; especially when it's set into a delicate groove around the rim of a bowl or platter. All the information I had going in was Mark Hedin saying, "Hatcher's about to do a cool demo!" and that's all I needed to hear. What did I learn? It's really easy to do, once you understand the process!

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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

A Call for Volunteers!

We'd like to put a call out for any of our alumni that are planning on attending the Woodworking Shows in Kansas City, Atlanta, and Milwaukee over the next 3 weekends.

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Friday, August 9, 2013

You're Never Too Old to Learn...

This last few weeks has been quite an eye opener for those of us here at the school. Why, you ask?? Well, it’s just that our staff isn’t exactly used to feeling like mere babes, still wet behind the ears. But two of our students have changed all of that (and we’d like to thank them)!

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Thursday, July 18, 2013

A Peek Into "A Marquetry Odyssey With Silas Kopf"

Wednesday I had the good fortune to spend some time with Silas Kopf’s class as they continued on day 3 of their marquetry odyssey. Since it’s kind of hard to describe all the cool things that are going on in that class using just words, I thought I might be able to do it justice if I included some photos to back up those words.

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Thursday, June 20, 2013

MASW is Featured on "The Weekly Special"!

Marc Adams had the opportunity recently to shoot a segment for "The Weekly Special", broadcast on PBS station, WTIU out of Bloomington, IN.

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Sunday, June 2, 2013

Closing Out Last Week (and the Month of May)

Well, given that Memorial Day weekend pushed our classes onto a Tuesday to Saturday timeline, we're all enjoying a day off. I thought I'd use this momentary lull to give you a quick peek into some of what took place during last week's classes.

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Friday, May 24, 2013

Festool Arrives at MASW!

You don't need me to tell you that technology moves pretty fast these days, and that's true no matter what field you work in…

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Thursday, May 2, 2013

Creativity is Busting Out All Over

Any week that we have both Michael Fortune and Scott Grove instructing, we know it's going to be a very creative week!

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Sunday, April 28, 2013

Karen's Cafe - Week of April 8, 2013

Hello to everyone!!

Well, here we go!!  School has begun and we are up and running!

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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Gee, You've Got Great Legs!

It’s a good thing I work at a woodworking school, or a phrase like "you’ve got nice legs" could get me slapped (or punched!) awfully fast.

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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Welcome Back to a New Season of MASW Workshops!

Well, we’ve already completed our first week of sold-out classes in the 2013 season and I know that most of you are already champing at the bit while you wait for your own week of classes begin...

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Saturday, March 16, 2013

A Finished Project!

A few days ago, I was scanning Facebook for interesting woodworking posts when I happened to spot one from one our own Master’s students.

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Monday, February 18, 2013

How Cool is This?

Now we all know that woodturners are a little on the strange side, what with all that round stuff and no 90 degree angles to keep you grounded. And anyone who’s attended the school while Alan Lacer is teaching knows that there is no better proponent for the school of “round is better than flat”than he...

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Thursday, December 20, 2012

Fine Woodworking Visits MASW!

We may be in between class seasons now as winter descends on us here in Indiana, but it's anything but quiet around the shop

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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Karen's Cafe - 10/30/12

WHOOO!! I have awesome news to share with all my faithful followers....

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Karen's Cafe - 10/17/2012

Hi everybody!!

 

This week we have Jeff Headly and Steve Hamilton with "Miniature Highboy: (If you know what's good for you you'll make)...A Jewelry Chest For Your Wife."

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Friday, October 12, 2012

Karen's Cafe - 10/12/12

I'm a bit ashamed to confess this...it's really a "black" mark on my otherwise "stellar" history here at MASW.

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Monday, October 8, 2012

Karen's Cafe - 10/8/12

Hi folks!!

Well, its starting to feel like the end of the school year.

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Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Karen's Cafe - 10/1/12

Useless knowledge that you won't have to spend time figuring out... since I already have.

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Saturday, September 29, 2012

Karen's Cafe - 9/28/12

Hi everybody!!

Just quickly want to bring to everyone's attention our intern's letter on the the MASW blog. His kind words are much appreciated.

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Friday, September 21, 2012

Karen's Cafe - 9/21/12

Well...what an eventful week we've had here!!

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Monday, September 17, 2012

Karen's Cafe - 9/17/12

Too upset to properly blog....

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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Karen's Cafe - 9/4/12

Hi folks!! Okay, so here we are... It's a mixed up week this week because we had Monday off for Labor Day. So, today is Monday- Tuesday, tomorrow will be Tuesday- Wednesday and on and on it goes till we're all totally confused and just order pizza on Sat. and call it "good." Don't ask me what day it is, 'cause I'm NOT GONNA KNOW!!

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Monday, August 27, 2012

Karen's Cafe - 8/27/12

Hi Everybody!!  Boy! We've all been a little sluggish in the kitchen lately.  Susie and I both were joking that hopefully between the two of us we added up to at least ONE brain!  LOL!

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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Karen's Cafe - 8/22/12

Hi everyone!!  Well, It's been released! The results of Princeton Review's top 20 "Party Schools" have been announced and once again, Marc Adams School of Woodworking has been ignored....totally ignored.

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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Karen's Crafe - 8/14/12

Hello everybody!! First off, I need to let everyone now that I am posting this without benefit of a spoofreader.

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Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Karen's Cafe - 8/8/12

Sorry that I was M.I.A. yesterday! I had every intention of blogging, however I had an issue in the kitchen I had to take care of. Here's the story....

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Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Revisiting "Developing the Idea with Michael Fortune"

We are always excited when we receive pictures of completed projects that began their life here at the school!

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