Mary May brings a group of new wood carvers up to speed as they step through a series of guided exercises meant to introduce the basics of relief carving in just 5 days. By the end of the week, participants were carving acanthus leaves and fleur-de-lis with great enthusiasm!
Gary Striegler has appeared on the cover of Fine Homebuilding magazine more times than any other author. This week his students find out why as they create cabinets, hidden doors and even a murphy bed!
David Orth shows his class how he uses boatbuilding construction techniques to make his signature curvy furniture and sculpture. They learn how to make any shape imaginable using thin forms stitched together to form a substrate suitable for fine veneer work or even a decorative finish.
Matthew Hill returns for a session of decorative box turning. His class not only gets the benefit of his years as a professional woodturner while they are at their lathes, they also get to experiment with his acclaimed decorative techniques with Matthew right by their sides. The results are impressive...and colorful)!
It's pretty much a given that we can never offer enough sessions of Mitch Kohanek's Hands-On Finishing class, and this sold-out class is no exception. During this week, these lucky participants get more opportunities to try their hands at a host of different finishes and techniques than many woodworkers get in a lifetime. And their learning from the best!
This weekend's classes included: Carve a Colorful Byrdcliffe Panel with Bob Lang, Intro to Woodworking: Making a Cherry Lamp Table with Jerry C. Forshee and Spicing It Up: Making Stack Containers on the Lathe with Matthew Hill. Something for everyone!