Chatoyance, or the play of light reflection off the grain of the wood, adds a whole new dimension to the world of veneering as Thomas Shrunk's students learned during this exciting week at the school. The some seriously pretty burl going on here!
The weekend we have "Advanced Band Sawn Boxes with Jeff Vollmer", "French Polishing with Patrick Edwards", and "French Polishing with Patrick Edwards". Fun times...
Using the "Chevalet de Marqueterie", Patrick Edwards takes his students through the process of "painting with wood" - just as marquetry was done in the 17th century. Along the way, they learn how to use the chevalet, assemble marquetry packets, and use hot glue for assembly to create beautiful Boulle patterns and beyond!
Tim Puro is becoming a familiar face behind the instructors bench (or in the spray booth) here at MASW. This week he steps his class through the process of furniture restoration and repair. Take a peek and see some of the projects they worked on over the course of the week.
Students spent this week focusing on using hand tools as they made a this sturdy sea chest. While there was no (or very little) talking like a pirate, there were plenty of angled dovetails to cut!
John Ressler gets another opportunity to share his enthusiasm and expertise in the art of acoustic guitar crafting with another group of talented individuals. Talk about combining a love of woodworking and of music. If you haven't seen it in person, then check it out now!