We close out the year with one of the classes we began our 2016 season with–our ever popular woodturning introduction led by Alan Lacer. His students got to experience the joys of spindle and bowl turning and Alan's demos included everything they needed to get started safely in the craft.
Just as Michael was here at the start of the season, he's here again at the close. This week he condensed all that he knows about creating chairs into 5 short days as his students learned how to go about designing and building custom chairs from the master.
This weekend's activities included "Turned and Twisted with Alan Lacer & Michael Fortune," "Demystifying the Traditional Backsaw with Mark Harrell" and "Chippendale Embellishments with Jeff Headley & Steve Hamilton." That's 5 instructors and lots of fun!
Mitch is THE man when it comes to teaching how to finish your projects and he got to share his insights with another enthusiastic class. They left knowing how to tackle any common finishing job with plenty of experience to boot!
Hans Weissflog is Germany's top woodturner so we were thrilled to have his teach for us again. His class watched him do things no other woodturner is even attempting and then learned his techniques with his son and him by their sides.
Jeff Headley and Steve Hamilton are 4th generation furniture makers and have a lot to teach any class. This week they taught their students to make a gorgeous Federal Blanket Chest.