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 start our 8th week of 2015 classes with 2 more sold-out offerings. In our front bench room and machine room we are pleased to welcome back one of the nation's recognized authorities on Federal furniture and a long-time favorite instructor at the school, teaching "Apprenticeship: In The Federal Style (Pt I) with Steve Latta." This two-week class will not only provide an extensive overview of furniture produced during the Federal period (1785-1840); it will also give the participants the opportunity to select and design an original furniture piece using the techniques of ornamentation commonly found in Federal pieces. Best of all, they will have Steve's help and guidance as they work on developing individual designs appropriate for their piece. Having been a professional furniture maker for over three decades and a full-time teacher for the past seventeen years, Steve has both a mastery of the subject matter and a proven ability to teach it. Participants in this class will find it to be a transformative experience!
Meanwhile, in our back lathe room, we have Stephen Hatcher and "Explore Unusual Materials and Methods in Woodturning & Flatwork." Adding inlay to your woodworking project can elevate your work from good to spectacular and this course will teach inlay techniques that will do exactly that! Among other techniques, Stephen will introduce the use of guitar perfling, sheet metals, and even died maple laminates to create dazzling effects. Use of dyes, airbrushing, sealers, and finishes will be discussed throughout the course. Some of the topics of interest will include finding inspiration and designing inlays, making specialized cutting and sanding tools and creating multilayer inlaid designs. With plenty of hands-on time to experiment, Stephen's students will leave with a whole new avenues to explore as they conceive and execute their creative designs!
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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