This weekend comprised of two great workshops. In the Outpost Tim Puro unraveled the mysteries of a Century old technique in "Shellac: the Choice of Fine Furniture Makers". Students learned everything from choosing the right shellac for the job to successful french polishing. Meanwhile, Alan Lacer shared his expertise in "Turned Lidded Boxes" as his class honed their end grain turning techniques.
This week, it's time to concentrate on just one type of turning, and that's between centers. Join our group of woodturner's as they fine tune their abilities to produce all the turned parts necessary to make furniture, through a series of progressive exercises. In this case, they are making an elegant 3 legged stool
The "Sculptural Rocking Chair" class is a staple of the school so it's a pleasure to welcome another class of folks ambitious enough to undertake this challenging project. If you like lots of hard work and an even larger amount of satisfaction once it's complete, this project is for you!
Graham Blackburn has been writing books and articles about furniture design and construction since the 1970's. This week he shares his decades of experience with a class that's looking to take their design skills up a notch.
This class focused on building a sculptural lamp while learning a tapered lamination technique that is both unique and easy. Not only does his technique eliminate the use of conventional clamps and bending forms, it also allows for the creation of flowing organic lines that create a beautiful, practical work of art!
It's no secret that learning CAD software had a pretty significant learning curve. Luckily, Bob Lang is acknowledged as the expert when it comes to using the Sketchup 3D modeling software to design a project on the computer. So this week, instead of building a project in our shop, these folks learned to build projects in their heads!