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.
The Greene and Greene style is a classic and so it this blanket chest. George Knutson led his class through the theory and the process of making this inspired piece while they all learned more about the Greene and Greene tradition.
Spending a week learning the art of marquetry from Marc Adams was a real game changer for this group of lucky participants. With little marquetry experience on Monday, they leave on Friday ready to incorporate it into any future work.
This week Michael Fortune shares his extensive knowledge of how bending and shaping wood with a lucky group of students - and no straight, flat board is safe! Everyone leaves with a whole new perspective; already thinking how about to incorporate curves into their next project.
The master of the the skew chisel returns to MASW to spend the week with a lucky class exploring the use of the skew chisel at the wood lathe. They begin by learning why their skew chisel has never performed up to expectations and then proceed to learn all the different cuts with lots of time to practice their new-found skills.