Marc Adams School of Woodworking The Premier Woodworking School in North America
Our 22nd Season of Classes Has Begun!
We are thrilled to begin our 22nd season providing you with the finest in hands-on woodworking education. This season promises to bring another stimulating line-up of woodworking classes and workshops, taught by the very best woodworkers the world has to offer, in the very best equipped facilities in North America.
We kick off the month of May with 3 superb instructors at the bench. In our front bench room and machine room is "Veneering: A Course of Action for Making Furniture with Marc Adams." Through a series of design exercises, coupled with the techniques of working with veneer, students will learn fundamental and complex ways of applying veneer to any furniture project. This class will focus on commercial veneers and will address layout, cutting, seaming, edge treatments and pressing techniques. Not only will students learn the techniques of making veneered furniture, they will even complete a wall cabinet with marquetry running across all the faces!
Next up, occupying the Outpost bench room is long-time instructor, Stephen Proctor, with "Creating Exceptional Furniture: Controlling the Line." Beginning with simple exercises, this class will explore the process required to arrive at shapes, forms, and sections in a controlled and non-intuitive manner. Students will begin by the application of a few straight lines to achieve some compound curves, shapes, and curls. Through a series of more complex exercises, the class will end up exploring many and varied shapes. These may be transitions from fat to thin, round to square, spirals, twists, and even animalistic forms. By the end of the week, incorporating curves, spirals and twists into their work will hold no fear for these lucky students.
Finally, we're always happy to welcome back America's premiere Greene & Greene expert, Thomas Stangeland, for "In the Greene & Greene Style." In this weeklong class, students will explore many stylistic elements of G & G. Then, they will incorporate those elements into an original furniture piece that the student will design and build during the week! During the week there will be demonstrations on cloud lift details, floating splines and raised pegs; all characteristic of the G & G style. Mortise and tenon joinery will be some of the most common joinery used on your piece and Thomas will explain veneering techniques, inlay, and sand shading as a way of incorporating additional details. By the end of the week students will not only be throughly grounded in the details of Greene & Greene, they will also have an original piece of G & G furniture well on it's way to completion!
Just another typical week here at Marc Adams School of Woodworking!
Filling Pores with Mitch Kohanek
The first step to a mirror-like finish on your next woodworking project is to properly fill the pores in the wood. Expert finisher, Mitch Kohanek, demonstrates just how that's done in our latest installment from the Marc Adams School of Woodworking.
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