Michael Fortune brings his design prowess to bear as a class of students explore, dissect and rebuild many different pieces of furniture together. Michael's class has literally turned this groups design process upside down (and on end and with more curves)!
This weekend's classes included "Make Your Own Foundry: Cast Your Own Hardware with Russ Allen," "Photographing Your Work with Michael Fortune" and "32mm 101: Mastering the 32mm Cabinetmaking Process with Scott Grove." Wood, metal or digital there was something for everyone!
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.