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Marc Adams School of Woodworking The Premier Woodworking School in North America

Our 21st Season Marches On!

We are thrilled to continue our 21st season of providing you with the finest in hands-on woodworking education. This season promises to bring a 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.

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We continue the month of October with three classes from three master craftsmen. In our front benchroom, we're pleased to host "It's All in the Details with Michael Fortune." 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. Add some custom tool making and plenty of hands-on practice for the participants and everyone will come away with a whole new set of tricks to take their furniture to the next level.

Meanwhile, in our Outpost, we welcome back Mitch Kohanek and "Decorative Finishes: Distressing, Ageing, Glazing, Fuming, Crackle & Faux Inlays." In this five day hands-on class, Mitch's students will have some fun creating decorative finishes that go way beyond making wood looking brown and shiny. These techniques will allow them to use inexpensive wood (or even MDF board) to create attractive finishes. Crackled finishes, distressed finishes, aging painted surfaces, ebonizing, pickling, fuming, color on color and decorative fills are just some of the techniques that Mitch's students will practice during this class. They'll leave with the ability to finish anything they come across in their woodworking endeavors.

Finally, in our back Lathe room, we have "Bowls: Traditional, Natural Edges & Nested with Andy Cole." The focus of this class will be bowl turning with an emphasis on natural edge bowls with bark. Andy will cover the basics of shaping traditional bowls from turning blanks, and natural edge bowls from half logs while keeping the bark intact. Optimum tool selection, sharpening techniques, and wood characteristics will also be covered. An emphasis will be placed on form, and techniques for achieving the cleanest cuts. By the end of the week each student will have greatly developed their turning skills and will have several finished pieces to proudly take home.

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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Masters

Masters

MASW has an incredibly strong teacher base which gives our program diversity and depth. Students that pursue our Master's designation are assured of receiving a well rounded education by teachers that make their living as Master woodworkers. Read More

Fellowship

Fellowship

The Michael Fortune Fellowship program picks up where the Master's program leaves off and is open to all who have completed their Masters designation. This program leads the student towards a profession or a passionate avocation as a respected woodworker. Read More

Wood Turning

Wood Turning

Working closely with program director Alan Lacer, MASW has created this unique opportunity for wood turners to challenge yourselves and broaden your woodturning skills while exploring a the wide array of different techniques that is woodturning. Read More

Weekend Workshops

Weekend Workshops

Super weekend specials are designed to give you an opportunity to spend the weekend with one of the masters in the field of woodworking. Classes are scheduled just Saturday or Sunday or both Saturday and Sunday. Read More