Alf Sharp's period inspired masterpieces are much more than just "reproductions." He carefully designs each piece so that it is both an original work and still adhere's to the tenets of 18th century design. He share some of that deep knowledge with this week's participants as they work on their own original design elements.
This Stickley-inspired Bridal Chest is sure to become a classic in these student's homes. Likewise, what they learned is sure to show up in future projects!
We can't think of a better way to learn the fundamentals of hand joinery than to make a custom cabinet to house your hand tools. At least that's what Graham Blackburn thinks (and he's right).
A bunch of new faces joined us this week for Marc's signature Basic Woodworking class. They completed their first furniture project and left with a whole new appreciation for the craft.
This weekend included four exceptional classes from tech to technique. They included; "Turning Thin Wall Bowls with Binh Pho," "Really Cool Bandsaw Puzzle Boxes with Jeff Vollmer," "Guitar Building Methods II with John Ressler" and "SketchUp for the Beginner with Mark Sterner."
It was a pleasure to welcome Matthew Dworman to the MASW instructor ranks. Matthew brings his unique twist on modern furniture and the age-old tradition of concealed compartments to the school so his students can make a deceptively simple table with some delightful surprises inside.