Northwest Carving: Totem Techniques with David Franklin

Award winning artist David Franklin returns to MASW to share the carving techniques of the American Northwest as his class crafts a traditional Totem. With adze and bent carving knives the class took to the project with great enthusiasm!

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Build a Classic Stickley Book/Display Case with Bob Lang

This Stickley display case and a week with noted author and former Editor of Popular Woodworking Bob Lang is a great way to spend a week as these students can attest to.

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Making Bent Carving Knives with David Franklin [2016]

This weekend's gallery only consists of 1 class (our other classes were 6 and 7 day ones) but that didn't lessen our enthusiasm for the "Making Bent Carving Knives with David Franklin" class. It didn't impact the enthusiasm for his students either as they add some valuable new tools to their toolbox!

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Create a Graceful Hepplewhite Bow Front Chest with Alf Sharp

Alf Sharp returns to MASW with another period-inspired furniture project to tempt his class. This time his Hepplewhite chest is the subject of this seven-day class. It was a joy to watch each student as they successfully built their new family heirloom over the course of the week.

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Hand Forging a Craftsman Style Flared Copper Wall Sconce with James K. Davies

It was a pleasure welcoming such a talented artisan as James Davies to MASW for his first time teaching at the school. It didn't take his class long to realize why he was invited to teach as they crafted this copper wall sconce!

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Trompe L'oeil: Sculpting and Shaping to Trick the Eye with Stephen Proctor [2016]

Stephen's Trompe L'oeil creations have been the talk of the furniture making community for decades and this week he returns to instruct another set of students on how he shapes wood to fool the eye. While learning a valuable skill as they shape their projects, they also produce their first work in the Trompe L'oeil style - a draped pedestal.

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