Using the "Chevalet de Marqueterie", Patrick Edwards takes his students through the process of "painting with wood" - just as marquetry was done in the 17th century. Along the way, they learn how to use the chevalet, assemble marquetry packets, and use hot glue for assembly to create beautiful Boulle patterns and beyond!
Tim Puro is becoming a familiar face behind the instructors bench (or in the spray booth) here at MASW. This week he steps his class through the process of furniture restoration and repair. Take a peek and see some of the projects they worked on over the course of the week.
Students spent this week focusing on using hand tools as they made a this sturdy sea chest. While there was no (or very little) talking like a pirate, there were plenty of angled dovetails to cut!
John Ressler gets another opportunity to share his enthusiasm and expertise in the art of acoustic guitar crafting with another group of talented individuals. Talk about combining a love of woodworking and of music. If you haven't seen it in person, then check it out now!
David Smith provided plenty of hands-on time, along with plenty of real-world techniques to delight this group of students. And with plenty of furniture pieces to practice on, they all had plenty of opportunity to develop new skills.
This weekend we turn the facility over to 2 of our best shop assistants as they bring experience and sense of fun to "Bookcase for Two With Zane Powell & Doug Dale". In just 2 days they lead these folks through the crafting of exquisite bookcase while having a lot of fun along the way.