We were pleased to welcome Jögge Sundqvist to the school this year. He brought with him the Scandinavian concept of Sloyd and some first rate instruction on using a knife and an axe to make useful household kitchenware from trees they felled themselves. Nothing quite like a quiet day of carving wood at MASW.
Adrian Ferrazzutti takes box making to a new level with his wrap-around veneered designs and exquisite craftsmanship. This week he shared his approach with the class as they took on the challenge of making these fine detailed boxes. Mission successful!
This weekend saw Jögge Sundqvist teaching "Scandinavian Spoon Making," Jennifer Shirley and Clay Foster taught "Turning Functional Objects for the Kitchen" while Michael Koppy demonstrated the benefits of "Using the Vertical Knee Mill: Bring Accuracy & Creativity to Your Woodworking." Now thats a diverse weekend lineup!
Thomas Schrunk can make almost any surface into a lustrous masterpiece; wood, metal or concrete, it doesn't matter. This week he shares a career worth of experience with his lucky participants. They leave with some really beautiful work and information they'll use in all their future projects.
Tim Puro brings his real world experience to MASW as he steps through the process of restoring, not one, but many different types of furniture during this week. The benefit is his students not only get to refinish their piece; they get to leave with the knowledge of how to handle multiple refinishing issues!
This weekend we hosted "Classic Shop Stool with Chris Gochnour," "Guitar Building Methods II with John Ressler" and "Making 32mm Cabinets by Festool with Brian Sedgeley." That's another way to say "stuff got made!"