It wouldn't be a complete season without one of our most challenging projects - a sculpted rocking chair in the Maloof style. It's a long seven day grind but the results speak for themselves.
Alexander Grabovetskiy is a very talented carver who shared his gift with this lucky group of participants. Their introduction to classical carving began with sharpening and ended with more confidence and knowledge. In between they made a lot of chips!
Doug Dale is our resident workbench expert; and in his class, each student makes the workbench that best suits them. With the help of all the participants, each student made a bench that would have been a real challenging to make alone. Each left ready to assemble their new best tool!
Deneb Puchalski, of Lie-Nielsen Toolworks fame, taught this lucky class the best way to tune and use their handplanes until everyone was making translucent shavings in great abundance.
This weekends activities included "The Craft, History and Culture of Spalting with Sara Robinson" and "Jewelry: Making Metal Move with Myra Perrin."
Jerry leads his class through the fundamentals of good woodworking while each student builds a pair of handsome cherry side tables. That's twice the bang for your buck!