Doug Dale is our resident workbench expert; and in his class, each student makes the workbench that best suits them. With the help of all the participants, each student made a bench that would have been a real challenging to make alone. Each left ready to assemble their new best tool!
Deneb Puchalski, of Lie-Nielsen Toolworks fame, taught this lucky class the best way to tune and use their handplanes until everyone was making translucent shavings in great abundance.
This weekends activities included "The Craft, History and Culture of Spalting with Sara Robinson" and "Jewelry: Making Metal Move with Myra Perrin."
Jerry leads his class through the fundamentals of good woodworking while each student builds a pair of handsome cherry side tables. That's twice the bang for your buck!
Mitch's Hands-On Finishing class is a staple here at the school. Another lucky class of participants got to find out why that is while they took their finishing abilities to another level.
We closed out the month of July with four phenomenal classes. While "A Weekend to Honor Those Who Have Served with Don Metcalf" were building flag boxes for our honored veterans, other classes included "Make a Veneered Dovetailed Box with Steve Latta," "Making an Everlasting Rose From Brass and Copper with Donna Hill" and "Shellac: The Forgotten Finish with Mitch Kohanek."