This weekend we got to play host to 3 phenomenal classes. Our topics included "Identifying, Conserving and Restoring Finishes with Mitch Kohanek," "How to Turn an Exact Sphere without Measuring with Hans Weissflog" and "Making a Mountain Dulcimer with John Ressler."
Andy Cole and his class spend an entire week delving into making every type of bowl imaginable on the lathe. His students eagerly embrace the Andy's techniques and tips as they expand their woodturning abilities.
It's always fun to kick off a week with a two week apprenticeship class and when Marc Adams is leading it, it is sure to be something to remember. With the help of the MASW staff everyone was exposed to aspects of woodworking they hadn't even considered yet.
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!
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.
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!