Fine Writing Instruments: Pen Making with Barry Gross

This is Barry's second class at MASW and it was as much fun (and as hard to get an opening for) as it was the first time around. This sold-out class produced a huge number of finished pens and generated an even longer list of intriguing ideas for future work.

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Joinery with Marc Adams [June '14]

With a session of "Joinery with Marc Adams" going on, you know there's a lot of new and improved skills being developed. It will definitely change your view of finer points of good joinery!

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Making a Masterpiece: A Philadelphia Low Boy with Alf Sharp (Part I)

Yes! The IT guy finally gets to take a class this year. And what a class it was! Noted period furniture maker, Alf Sharp begin week 1 of this 2 week apprenticeship class with the mission to build the classic Philadelphia Low Boy. The first week was dedicated to the joinery and construction of the cabinet. Check back at the end of the year for the stunning conclusion with Part II!

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Veneering with Paul Schurch

Paul Schürch's veneer work is celebrated around the world. This week he share's is lifetime of experience with a lucky group of students. Not only did he share the nuts and bolts of successful veneer work, he also showed them how to bump their marquetry skills up a notch (or two)!

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Aurora Sofa Table with Darrell Peart

In this 6 day class, students got to spend a week immersed in the details that make the Greene & Greene style so aesthetically pleasing to the eye. They also got to spend the week with one of the style's most recognized furniture makers, Darrell Peart. Add their nearly complete tables to the mix and it was a fun and profitable week all around.

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Decorative Details with Steve Latta [May '14]

Steve Latta is well known for his Federal period furniture, but he's a wealth of information on all the tried and true methods of adding decorative details to your furniture projects, regardless of the style. Adding inlay, stinging and banding to your furniture will definitely kick your furniture up a notch - probably several notches.

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