Classes this weekend included: "Bringing the Work to You! Building a Bench-Top Bench with Steve Latta," "Improve Your Finishing with Aerosol Cans with Tim Puro," "Guitar Set-Up, Repair & Maintenance with John Ressler," and "Sure-Fire Tips for Perfect Dovetails with Mike Pekovich." How's that for a creative atmosphere???
Our own Doug Dale gets a week at the instructor's bench – but because Doug likes a challenge, he's going to build that bench! This week each participant will make their own custom bench and Doug is there to ease them through the process.
New to the MASW lineup this year, is Wes Bushor. Wes is a logger by trade and shared his expertise with timber and his pursuit of naturally simple furniture with his students. The result was a whole bunch of fun...and some really cool furniture!
John Ressler is well known in the music circles as a maker of incredible guitars and we know him as a superb craftsman who gladly shares all he knows with his students. He returned this week to lead a class through the crafting of some superb acoustic guitars.
Doug Stowe returns to lead another group of students through the process of making boxes that are anything but ordinary. With judicious choice of wood and a keen eye for design, Doug gives the class the benefit of his years of experience. Then he cuts them loose...
Lynne Hull joins us for a different kind of turning - metal spinning! Her students got lots of hands-on time at the lathes, as well as plenty of help from Lynne as they proceeded to make vessels and bowls galore.