This weekend saw "Laser Marquetry: The Future of Veneering with Marc Adams," "Chip Carving With Herman Bueno," "Finishing and Coloring Techniques for the Woodturner with Matthew Hill and Alan Lacer" and "Infuse It and Learn to Use It with Mark Hedin and Curtis Seebeck" come to MASW. There was a whole lot going on!
Marco is the youngest instructor we've every invited to the lead a class at MASW, but when you see his work in making functional small-scale tools and then tuning and using these tools to make small-scale functional furniture, it will absolutely blow your mind. His students got to try out his unique, one-of-a-kind techniques to make their own tools and miniature-scale joinery!
There may be no better upholsterer working in the US than Mike Mascelli as his students learned for themselves over the course of this exciting class. Not only did students get to work on their own piece, virtually every type upholstery challenge was covered by discussing each others projects. The end result was a transformative experience.
Zane Powell was one of Marc's foreman's during his hi-end cabinetry days so who better to lead the introduction to the principles of efficient cabinetmaking to another set of lucky participants. And each student took home the sample cabinet they made as they applied Zane's information hands-on.
This week is all about woodturning for furniture and is highlighted by lots of between-the-centers work and the mastery of the Skew Chisel. Alan's students got lots of time on the lathe exploring all the different cuts you could make and worked on a 3-legged stool to hone those new skills.
Derek Weidman brought a whole new kind of woodturning to MASW as a lucky class got to find out first hand. It's amazing what you can do when you combine multi-axis turning with carving and sculpting!