All the way from Israel came Eli Avisera, one of the best woodturners in the world, to share his take on the art of woodturning with this lucky class of students. Everyone appreciated the opportunity to work with him and left with new turning skills!
One of the annual favorites at the school is Doug Stowe's decorative box class and it's not hard to see why once you see the pictures. Everyone took multiple boxes home while they honed their skills and their design sense with each new box!
Richard Saffold makes some beautiful bows and arrows and he shared his experience with these participants as they all made multiple bows and arrows...and learned how to shoot with them!
This weekend Steve Latta leads "Hide Glue and Hammer Veneering," Barry Gross takes on "Turned Bracelets: Combining Wood and Metals," while Jeff Vollmer teaches "Really Cool Bandsaw Puzzle Boxes" and Doug Stowe shows how to make "Pocket Boxes." With four simultaneous classes, that's a full weekend, no matter how you slice it!
Barry Gross's Fine Writing Instruments class is quickly becoming one of the most popular turning classes at the school. It's easy to see why when every participant leaves with a wallet of custom pens worth $1000 (easy) and the skills necessary to make many more!
This weekend we played host to parents and children with "Parent/Child Making a Skateboard/Longboard with Chris Gochnour" and Michael Fortune's "Bandsaw Dovetail Extravaganza!" Plenty of opportunities to see lots of happy faces this weekend.