Chris's expertise in using handtools to achieve an outcome that exceeds what's possible using just powertools, and in less time, was clearly on display during this week's class. His students got to hone their skills while they made a wonderful traditional chest for their tools to remind them of all they had learned.
This week's finishing class with David Smith was a great hands-on opportunity to conquer a wide range of water-based finishes while making the shop a safer and more enjoyable place to be. His students left with lots of cutting-edge knowledge and many new techniques to try at home.
Malcolm Tibbetts is one of, if not the best segmented woodturner currently working in North America. This week a group of lucky students got to see why that is first-hand. From cutting tiny wedges, to gluing up their blanks and turning some real masterpieces, everyone left with a better appreciation of the craft.
Marc Adams introduces another class to the joys of woodworking in this introductory class. They learn more than they thought possible as they join, veneer and shape their way to their first furniture project.
Alison McLennan is new to the school but comes to us well versed in making furniture. This week she leads her class through the process of making Z tables and Stools, in the tradition of Gerrit Rietveld, circa 1934.
Our own Mark Hedin showed off one of his (many) specialties this weekend and he introduced his class to benefits of Infused Epoxy to stabilize and protect you turned and flatboarder projects. Everyone walked away with ideas and numerous tips to try on their own work.