This weekend saw "New Techniques to Inlay Woodturned Rims with Stephen Hatcher," "Cold Metal Casting: Reproducing Unique Hardware, Pulls, Escutcheons and Emblems with Scott Grove" and "Teaching & Making Froebel's Gifts with Doug Stowe" at the instructor's bench. There was a whole lot of making going on!
Stephen Hatcher's approach to inlaying minerals, shells, metal...(you name it) is revolutionary whether or not you are a woodturner. His students made everything from bowls to panels and the results speak for themselves!
Scott Grove is definitely veneer crazy and by the end of the week, so were his students! They left knowing how to veneer even the most difficult compound shapes. They also had a bunch of fun. As to the crazy part - just view the pictures...
Doug Stowe's box making abilities are legendary as his students quickly discovered. For sheer output, this class always sets the bar on productivity as each student crafted many boxes over the course of five days.
This weekend we hosted "Embellishments with Garrett Hack," "Make a Cutaway Guitar (Part 2) with John Ressler" and "Turned Bracelets: Combining Wood and Metals with Barry Gross." Quite a line up!
Nobody is better equipped to teach people how to achieve precision with hand tools than Garrett Hack. Participants not only learned how to improve their hand skills, they put those skills to work and made this side table.