It was a real treat to see some of the "practice" pieces that emerged from Stephen Hatcher's inlay class. Whether you like turned work or flatwork (or a combination of both), he brought a whole new dimension to the art of embellishment with his techniques for including crushed mineral inlays in your projects. This lucky class will definitely be including what they learned this week in their woodworking repertoire.
We generally don't show off a lot of leg around the shop, especially after a long winter. This week was the exception to the rule, as Allan Breed and his students spent the week working on "Lots of Legs." Allan lead them through numerous variations of classical furniture legs. Along with a newfound appreciation for each type of period leg, they also got plenty of one-on-one time with one of America's premiere craftsman.
It's time again for another sold out class taught by nationally recognized refinisher, Mitch Kohanek. This time he's teaching his renowned "Hands-On Finishing" class. We're proud to host him here are MASW. HIs students found out why during this week of intensive examination of the how and why of finishing wood. The results speak for themselves!
Our first weekend of the 2014 season begins with Stephen Hatcher and "Adding Inlay Accents to Bowls & Platters". Meanwhile Alan Lacer and Michael Fortune team up for "Turned and Twisted". Quite the start to our weekend workshops!
It wouldn't be a start to the season if we weren't running a session of our foundation class - Joinery with Marc Adams. You arrive with less than sharp chisels, you leave with a mound of examples of different types of joints. Oh, and the ability to use them in all you're future projects!
Alan Lacer is here to introduce another class to the wonders of woodturning. Or as he prefers to call it, "saving them from "flatlanders". They all developed new skills and had a blast at the same time.