This weekend we have the privilege to host "Getting the Most from Your Bandsaw with Michael Fortune," "Surface Embellishments: It's Not Just for Woodturners with Jennifer Shirley," "Turning Wet Wood with Jimmy Clewes" and "Sawing and Shaping a Cabriole Leg with Jeff Headley & Steve Hamilton!"
Jeff Headley and Steve Hamilton join us again as they present their class with another American icon - the Shenandoah Valley Tall Case Grandfather Clock. Participants in this challenging class spent a busy week creating the parts for their clock. While they'll still have plenty to work on back home, they all made great strides in beginning this instant family heirloom!
Mitch Kohanek's approach to learning the fine art of proper finishing is the best we've seen so it's always a pleasure to welcome him back. This week another group learns why hands-on is the only way to really learn how to finish.
Michael Fortune's Number 1 Chair is masterpiece of intelligent design and solid joinery with plenty of embellishments to make it stand alone. Michael's students begin the first of two week long sessions as they bend and shape the parts for their own number 1 chair.
This weekend we learned about jig making from Michael Fortune; CAD from Bob Lang, color and finish from Mitch Kohanek and the uses of a CNC with Tim Celeski. That's a roster that will prove tough to beat!
This year marks the addition of a new category of classes at the school. Our technology category kicks off with a five day introduction to using the CNC in the modern wood shop. Students experienced everything owning and operating a CNC machine entails in this hands-on class. They also got the opportunity to make their first piece of furniture with this new technology.