Mitch Kohanek is one of the premier finishers working in America today. This week he shared both the theory and the practice of achieving the perfect finish on any project with his class. They left ready to tackle just about any finish they will ever need.
Marc Adams leads another group of aspiring new woodworkers through the basics by introducing them to many of the skills essential to the craft. They learn machine safety, joinery and veneer work before they make their first piece a furniture - a beautiful sculpted table.
This week we added another discipline to the techniques taught at MASW and it's boatbuilding! David Orth joins us to teach his students how to make a sea kayak using the stitch-n-glue technique. They all succeeded in making this light, strong and sea-worthy craft while learning another valuable skill.
Jeff Headley and Steve Hamilton bring their period furniture expertise to bear as their class builds an authentic Virginia slant top desk with secret compartments. Luckily, after a week with Jeff and Steve, the secrets of building this classic piece have been revealed to those luckily enough to attend this class.
We welcome Jennifer Shirley back to showcase her skills in woodturning and advanced embellishment in this exciting (and very productive!) class. Her students began by learning to turn bowls (and vessels...and platters) that were elegant all by themselves. She then showed them how to take elegance up a notch with first rate embellishments like color, wood burned patterns and carvings. Everyone left with a host of new ideas for their next woodturning.
Gary Striegler is synonymous with high-end architectural trim and details and his techniques are referenced all around the country thanks in part to his prominence on the front cover of Fine Homebuilding magazine. This week his students tackle everything from doors to windows and, of course, curved trim!