The master of the the skew chisel returns to MASW to spend the week with a lucky class exploring the use of the skew chisel at the wood lathe. They begin by learning why their skew chisel has never performed up to expectations and then proceed to learn all the different cuts with lots of time to practice their new-found skills.
Tim Puro leads another fortunate class through the ins and outs of top-notch furniture restoration and repair. With the opportunity to observe all the different techniques necessary to refinish a class room full of different furniture pieces, everyone learns much more than how to complete their own restoration project!
It's amazing how fast a week goes by while making timeless furniture with our own Doug Dale. This group of enthusiastic participants learned a whole lot more than how to make an elegant shaker wall clock; they learned skills that will help them with all their future projects!
This week we saw "Intarsia the Wise Way with Kathy Wise," "Creative Woodturning with Michael Hosaluk" and "Apprenticeship: Furniture in the Classic Tradition, Part I; with Steve Latta" come to our workshops. All in all, a very creative week!
This weekend we saw "Building a Bench-Top Minibench with Steve Latta," "Guitar Set-Up: Repair and Maintenance with John Ressler" and "Carving and Decorating Turned Vessels with Michael Hosaluk." What fun!
Graham Blackburn brings his design process to a group of lucky students in this five day exploration of design. With just blank paper and sheets of foamboard on Monday, they all advance to completed furniture designs by Friday's close!