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2014 Classes at Marc Adams School of Woodworking




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March 2014

Joinery With Marc Adams [April] - Click Here to Download Toollist

3/31 - 4/4

No matter what your skill level, this class will change the way you approach all of your projects. Students gain confidence and learn that if they can lay it out accurately and cut to the line, any joint is possible. By the end of the week, you will be a joinery wizard!

Woodturning With Alan Lacer [April] - Click Here to Download Toollist

3/31 - 4/4

This class includes something for everyone, whether a new turner or someone wishing to build and improve upon their woodturning foundation. You will have your own lathe and plenty of hands-on time to work on a wide range of projects, including spindles, bowls, and boxes!

Bow Front Chest with Michael Fortune - Click Here to Download Toollist

3/31 - 4/4

Go to the next level and introduce curves into your furniture. During this class the students will construct a small bow front cabinet with doors and a drawer.




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April 2014

Turned and Twisted with Alan Lacer & Michael Fortune - Click Here to Download Toollist

4/5 - 4/6

This is an opportunity to work with two individuals who are masters in their respective fields: Michael Fortune and Alan Lacer. In this weekend course participants will construct all the necessary parts to assemble a curved-back stool.

Adding Inlay Accents to Bowls & Platters with Stephen Hatcher - Click Here to Download Toollist

4/5 - 4/6

Create dazzling optical effects in your woodturnings with translucent mineral crystal inlays. The techniques learned in this class can be applied to many woodworking projects.Woodturning skills are minimal for this class so complete beginners are welcome.

Lots of Legs with Allan Breed - Click Here to Download Toollist

4/7 - 4/11

This class will focus on creating several traditional chair leg styles with hand tools. Students will make a pad foot cabriole leg, a stop fluted square Chippendale leg, and a ball and claw carved leg.

Inlay for Woodturning & Flatwork with Stephen Hatcher - Click Here to Download Toollist

4/7 - 4/11

Adding inlay to your woodworking project can elevate your work from good to spectacular. This course explores inlay techniques as applied to woodturning and flatwork and is structured for all levels in both crafts.

Hands-On Finishing with Mitch Kohanek (April) - Click Here to Download Toollist

4/7 - 4/11

This is a five-day, hands-on finishing class, designed to help you understand what finishing schedule is best for you. Your goal is to learn what it takes to create that beautiful finish you've been looking for on your projects.

Basic Woodworking With Marc Adams - Click Here to Download Toollist

4/14 - 4/18

This class will advance your woodworking skills by leaps and bounds in just a week and is perfect for beginners looking build new woodworking skills. Beginning with tool safety, students progress through hand skills and by the end of the week have crafted a unique night table.

Fundamentals of Carving With Mary May - Click Here to Download Toollist

4/14 - 4/18

This class is designed to be an introduction to basic carving skills and would be perfect for any furniture maker who wants to take his or her work to the next level.

Handskills Every Woodworker Should Know with Stephen Proctor - Click Here to Download Toollist

4/22 - 4/26

Literally anything can be made using hand tools, but not everything can be made with machinery. Understanding hand tools and how to use them will enable you to make furniture that would otherwise be impossible. This course is about tuning and using tools as well as marking out and cutting half-lap, mortise-and-tenon, and dovetail joints.

Developing the Idea with Michael Fortune - Click Here to Download Toollist

4/28 - 5/2

Where do design ideas for furniture come from? How do I develop my own ideas? This course will introduce the participants to a series of simple bench top design exercises that will exponentially expand how and where you look for inspiration.

Decorative Turned Boxes with Matthew Hill - Click Here to Download Toollist

4/28 - 5/2

If you like the precision of fitting things together and the freedom and speed of woodturning, then making lidded containers on the lathe may be just the project for you. In addition to plenty of turning instruction, students will be encouraged to add texture and color to their pieces using techniques that Matthew will demonstrate in class.

Building a Shenandoah Valley Tall Case Clock with Jeff Headley & Steve Hamilton - Click Here to Download Toollist

4/28 - 5/3

This 6 day class will be an in-depth study of the construction techniques used to build a tall case clock, commonly called a grandfather clock. During the week students will combine the use of both hand tools and power tools while investigating the period construction methods used in building what was in its time one of man's most cherished and admired possessions.




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May 2014

Sculptural Rocking Chair With Marc Adams - Click Here to Download Toollist

5/3 - 5/9

This class will be dedicated to making a Maloof-style sculptural rocking chair with major emphasis on comfort, aesthetics, and ergonomics. You will use tools such as rasps, gouges, saw rasps and grinders to rhythmically give the chair shape.

Making a Living as an Artist, Designer, & Furnituremaker with Michael Fortune - Click Here to Download Toollist

5/3 - 5/3

Whether you goal is becoming a self employed designer/craftsperson or pursuing furniture making as a means of generating extra income as a designer or craftsperson, then Michael will help you develop strategies for survival leading to prosperity.

Teapots: Vessels with Carved Feet & Handles with Michael Hosaluk - Click Here to Download Toollist

5/3 - 5/4

Students will learn how to make teapots that have a personality all on their own - not only from creative exploits of the materials but also with personal expression. Everyone will be given the opportunity to investigate the use of multiple techniques that can be combined to make your work exclusive and unique.

Secret Compartments: Hidden Treasures with Jeff Headley & Steve Hamilton - Click Here to Download Toollist

5/4 - 5/4

This one day class with Jeff and Steve will cover hidden compartments found within many period pieces throughout this great country. This will be an in depth study of the art of secrecy with hidden compartments in Period furniture.

Joint Maker Pro I with John Economaki - Click Here to Download Toollist

5/5 - 5/9

Woodworking means something different to everybody. This class is for those who want to do smaller scale, gallery-quality work in an environment that is not a traditional woodshop. This class is for those people who are thinking about purchasing a Bridge City JMP as well as those who already own one.

Creative Woodturning with Michael Hosaluk - Click Here to Download Toollist

5/5 - 5/9

This class will be a great opportunity to spend a week learning the craft of woodturning with one of the best woodturners in North America. You'll explore spindle turning, bowl work, hollow turning, and box making in just 5 days!

Curvy Furniture: Using Boatbuilding Techniques With David Orth - Click Here to Download Toollist

5/12 - 5/16

This class will turn your ideas about shape, structure, and wood inside out! Flat, thin, and exceedingly flimsy skins can be joined together into richly curved, voluminous, strong, and lightweight forms you can use in your furniture.

Joint Maker Pro II with John Economaki - Click Here to Download Toollist

5/12 - 5/16

This course was designed to be the next step towards the mastery of the Jointmaker Pro and the Precision Fence System. This class will be taught by John himself and will be aimed at those students who have taken Precision Unparalleled, The Jointmaker Pro class last year or this year's JMP I class (or others who have a solid grasp of the saw and its capabilities).

Elegant Glass Doors With Steve Latta - Click Here to Download Toollist

5/17 - 5/18

Adding a set of glass doors to a case adds an air of sophistication that is hard to equal. In this class, each participant will construct a small, four-panel glass door using traditional mortise-and-tenon joinery for the frame and an interior consisting of a two-piece grid work.

Pickin' Stick with John Ressler - Click Here to Download Toollist

5/17 - 5/18

A Pickin Stick is one of the simplest stringed instruments to build and play. This project is a great introduction to stringed instrument building, including installing frets, installing tuners, stringing, and setting up an instrument as well as fine woodworking.

Hammer Veneering with David Orth - Click Here to Download Toollist

5/17 - 5/18

Traditional hammer veneering allows you to apply veneer directly without the use of cauls, clamps, presses, elaborate setups, or contact cements. Hammer veneering is to modern veneer techniques what a hand plane is to a power joiner. It allows you to work more flexibly, subtly, and quickly - by bringing the tool to the work. During this two-day, hands-on seminar, you will learn a complete traditional system.

Decorative Details With Steve Latta - Click Here to Download Toollist

5/19 - 5/23

Students will reproduce and inlay stringing and a variety of decorative elements, including ornamental bandings, fans, bellflowers, line and berry patterns, shells, and paterae. Sand shading, ornamental veneering, and a history of regional motifs are discussed in detail.

Making an Acoustic Guitar With John Ressler - Click Here to Download Toollist

5/19 - 5/24

Building your own guitar can be one of the most rewarding crafts. It consists of precise joinery, creativity and music all in one package! You will be guided through all the critical elements of making an acoustic, steel-string guitar. If you ever wanted to make a guitar, this class will be the chance of a lifetime.

Making a Masterpiece: A Philadelphia Low Boy Part I with Alf Sharp - Click Here to Download Toollist

5/27 - 5/31

Lowboys and highboys in the Chippendale style from Philadelphia are some of the most admired and celebrated pieces of furniture ever made in America. This is an apprenticeship class which will be conducted in two one-week sessions separated by fourteen weeks, during which the students will be able to take their project home and continue to work toward completion.

Veneering with Paul Schurch - Click Here to Download Toollist

5/27 - 5/31

Come and spend a week with Paul Schurch, one of the world's premier veneer experts. There will be hands-on practice sessions in book, slip, reverse, diamond, and four-way matching. There are demonstrations on starbursts, border work, parquet and edge work. You will not want to miss this informative class.

Aurora Sofa Table with Darrell Peart - Click Here to Download Toollist

5/27 - 6/1

Over a six-day period, Students will build a Greene & Greene style Sofa Table. While working on the table you will gain experience with several classic G&G design elements, such as making and inserting ebony plugs, bread board ends with ebony spline, cloud-lifts and the Blacker leg indent.




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June 2014

Fine Writing Instruments: Pen Making with Barry Gross - Click Here to Download Toollist

6/2 - 6/6

Even if you have never made a pen before, Barry will make you feel at home in this course! Students from basic to advanced are welcome to learn an assortment of techniques to take their pen making to the next level.

Joinery with Marc Adams [June] - Click Here to Download Toollist

6/2 - 6/6

No matter what your skill level, this class will change the way you approach all of your projects. Students gain confidence and learn that if they can lay it out accurately and cut to the line, any joint is possible. By the end of the week, you will be a joinery wizard.

Making a Greene & Greene Gamble Rocker with Thomas Stangeland - Click Here to Download Toollist

6/2 - 6/7

The Gamble Rocker is based on the elegant chair in the entry of the famous Gamble House in Pasadena, CA. The rockers will be re-sawn from solid stock and form-laminated to shape. Legs will be shaped, mortised and stretchers will be fitted with angled tenons and cloud lift details. By the end of the week, everyone will have gained great insight into the design language of the Greene brothers as well as rocking chair mechanics.

Getting the Most From Your Scroll Saw with Marc Berner - Click Here to Download Toollist

6/7 - 6/8

The scroll saw is the most overlooked and underrated tool in the shop. There are more Americans who make their living with this one tool than any other single-purpose woodworking tool in the shop. Demonstrations will include puzzles, shadow boxes, baskets, three-dimensional work, clocks, small intarsia projects, name and sign boards, and much more.

Finishing Common Woods to Look Amazing with Tim Puro - Click Here to Download Toollist

6/7 - 6/8

A skilled finisher can make common woods like poplar, birch plywood, and even particle board look like more expensive woods. In this two day class, Tim will teach you the techniques finishers use to give rich color and depth to less interesting woods.

Making a 18th Century Workbench with Christopher Schwarz - Click Here to Download Toollist

6/9 - 6/13

A solid workbench is the keystone to every shop. And the 18th-century French design for a workbench has yet to be surpassed by anything since. This bench has only the best joinery - a mortise-and-tenon base and a tenon/sliding dovetail that joins the base to the top.

Traditional Woodworking with Chris Gochnour - Click Here to Download Toollist

6/9 - 6/13

This workshop provides an excellent opportunity for woodworkers to develop greater hand tool skills. Chris will focus on the use of traditional tools: hand planes, chisels, backsaws, scrapers, molding planes and others. Students will learn how to use, tune and care for these essential tools while learning the other benefits of hand tool use: enjoyment, less dust and noise, and, in certain applications a great work out.

Woodturning II: the Next Level with Alan Lacer - Click Here to Download Toollist

6/9 - 6/13

This is the next step for those of you that have completed a course with Alan, or who have had at least a year of turning experience. Alan will take themes covered in his first course and challenge the students to greater development.

Parent/Child Making a Skateboard/Longboard With Chris Gochnour - Click Here to Download Toollist

6/14 - 6/15

Building a skateboard requires many basic woodworking skills such as stock preparation, lamination and pattern routing. Participants will have a great time designing boards and selecting beautiful and interesting woods to create a distinctive style. Bring out your younger side or engage in a great parent/child woodworking activity.

Son of Skew with Alan Lacer - Click Here to Download Toollist

6/14 - 6/15

The skew chisel is certainly one of the most challenging tools in woodturning (and perhaps in all of woodworking as hand tools go!). Participants will be given the chance to practice at least 10 different cuts as used in spindle turning with a skew chisel.

Making a Windsor Settee Part I with David Wright - Click Here to Download Toollist

6/16 - 6/20

This will surely be an ambitious endeavor conducted in 2-5 day sessions with a period in between for students to do additional work from their home workshops. It is the goal of this class to learn what can be accomplished with a small set of uncommon tools and a thoughtful work environment - a windsor settee!

Really Cool Band Saw Puzzle Boxes With Jeff Vollmer - Click Here to Download Toollist

6/21 - 6/22

Have you ever wanted to confuse people? Do you like being a pain in the neck? Well, then...make some puzzle boxes! Students will make a puzzle box of redwood equipped with a spring-loaded round drawer. Students will make unique, interesting, and challenging puzzle boxes similar to the ones that Jeff makes and sells for over $300 each.

Principles of Woodworking: Making a Coffee Table with a Floating Top with Keith Neer - Click Here to Download Toollist

6/21 - 6/22

Build this dramatic coffee table in one weekend with Keith Neer. Recognized principles of high end furniture making will be fully discussed while giving the student ample opportunities to work on a wide array of power tools.

Through the Narrow Gate with Marc Adams - Click Here to Download Toollist

6/23 - 6/27

This workshop will consist of each person making two special document boxes. One box will be for you and the other box will be for you to give to that very special person in your life. These keepsake boxes will involve intricate marquetry, unique ornamentation, exposed fine joinery and be made from some of the finest woods available today. NO PREVIOUS WOODWORKING SKILLS WILL BE NECESSARY. Throughout the week each person will be given three handcrafted, heirloom pieces created by Narrow Gate Artisans that will eventually be placed in your personal box as a keepsake reminder of what you accomplished in one very special week.




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July 2014

Veneering: a Course of Action for Making Furniture With Marc Adams - Click Here to Download Toollist

7/7 - 7/11

Veneering is one of the finest methods known for obtaining exquisite furniture that will last as long as anything made with solid wood. Through a series of design exercises, coupled with the techniques of working with veneer, students will learn the fundamentals and complex ways of applying veneer to any furniture project - both on the flat face and edges.

Furniture Design Basics with Mark Del Guidice - Click Here to Download Toollist

7/7 - 7/11

All well built furniture starts with a design. Either borrowed or something you create specifically to your liking. This class will help expand the understanding of the basic elements of furniture design, making it easier to build well functioned and aesthetically pleasing furniture, regardless of the style.

Basic Cabinet Making with Zane Powell - Click Here to Download Toollist

7/7 - 7/11

Cabinet making is the fundamental place to start woodworking, and this class is designed for those just starting. Students make a small face frame cabinet, which is the foundation of the class. Design, layout, dressing the stock, and building drawers and doors are covered in detail.

Chip Carving With Herman Bueno - Click Here to Download Toollist

7/12 - 7/13

Chip carving is a decorative technique used to make individual projects or to add embellishment to your furniture endeavors. You will practice the 2-chip, 3-chip (triangular) and 4-chip technique while cutting a variety of repetitive design and border patterns. You will experience straight-line and curved line cuts. Finally ending up with complicated shapes and letters.

Infuse Your Work with New Possibilities with Mark Hedin - Click Here to Download Toollist

7/12 - 7/12

This one day seminar on resin infusion, commonly referred to as stabilization, will teach you the process by which wood and other materials can be impregnated with epoxy resins. Explore Mark's ground breaking techniques for applying this process to the design and construction of fine furniture.

Pattern Inlay & Decorative Borders with Steve Latta - Click Here to Download Toollist

7/12 - 7/13

In this class, this age old form of inlay ornamentation will gain firm footing in the twenty-first century. Pattern inlay involves creating designs executed with modern tooling combined with traditional materials. Through the use of simple and sometimes complex patterns, contemporary line work designs can be set into the wood.

Cabinets for the Home, Shop or Office With Gary Striegler - Click Here to Download Toollist

7/14 - 7/18

At the beginning of class, Gary will demonstrate the basic methods he uses to build cabinets and then show how the same methods can be used to build even the most complex cabinet or built-in project. During the week, each student will design and build a wall-hung storage cabinet.

Kinetic Sculpture: Toying with Wood with John Morgan - Click Here to Download Toollist

7/14 - 7/18

This class will provide you with the opportunity to make a creative moving object from wood. The result of your participation in this class will be a unique piece of automata that expresses your inner child. Each participant will proceed to make a finished working kinetic sculpture out of cherry and maple.

Demilune Card Table with Steve Latta - Click Here to Download Toollist

7/14 - 7/20

No other furniture form best exemplifies the federal period than the card table and of that genre, the demilune is perhaps the most widely known and respected. The table that we will be making in this class includes a double fly leg, detailed round top and inlay galore. The finished project will surely become a family heirloom passed down for generations.

Whirligig Magic: Parent & Child Woodworking with John Morgan - Click Here to Download Toollist

7/19 - 7/20

In this class parent-child teams will collaborate on a whimsical whirligig project. This fun weekend is designed to provide an opportunity for family members to share a unique hands-on teamwork experience in a time-honored American craft genre.

Festool System Essentials with Brian Sedgeley - Click Here to Download Toollist

7/19 - 7/20

This class is geared toward existing power tool users who have a basic or limited knowledge of the Festool System. In this class, Brian will cover the essential components of the Festool System, including TS Plunge Cut Saws, Dust Extractors, MFT Multifunction Tables, Jigsaws, Sanders, Kapex, Routers, Domino and more.

Bottle Magic with Jeff Scanlan - Click Here to Download Toollist

7/21 - 7/25

Have you ever seen a ship in a bottle? It takes thought, patience and a lot of practice. That is what this week offers: a chance for you to learn about and make some Bottle Magic bottles. By the end of the week students will have a chance to experience how to place several items into glass bottles.

Fine Cabinetmaking with Mike Pekovich - Click Here to Download Toollist

7/21 - 7/25

Explore the fine points of cabinetmaking while building an elegant wall cabinet. This project packs a big punch when it comes to lessons in case, door and drawer construction. The focus of the class will be on combining machine and handwork with classic construction techniques to produce work of the highest quality in the most efficient manner.

Essential Bench Jigs with Mike Pekovich - Click Here to Download Toollist

7/26 - 7/26

A sturdy bench and a sharp tool are just the start when working with hand tools. You need the proper jigs. Luckily, it is fast and easy to make all the jigs you need for accurate bench work. Join Mike Pekovich for a one-day class and build everything you need for planing, sawing and shooting parts.

Basic Veneering with Marc Adams - Click Here to Download Toollist

7/26 - 7/27

The ability to work with veneer is a skill well worth developing; it opens up a whole new world of design freedom. Marc will cover slip, book, four-way, and radial matching of veneer. After everyone has created some veneered panels, border work and inlay techniques will be covered, as well as edge details.

Marquetry With Marc Adams - Click Here to Download Toollist

7/28 - 8/1

This workshop will teach you the fine art of working with veneer to create pictures. From simple knife cuts, to dying and shading, to assembly; participants will be able to master the double-bevel technique for cutting and assembling pictures out of wood, which is known as marquetry.

Hands-on Finishing With Mitch Kohanek (July) - Click Here to Download Toollist

7/28 - 8/1

This is a five-day, hands-on finishing class, designed to help you understand what finishing schedule is best for you. Your goal is to learn what it takes to create that beautiful finish you've been looking for on your projects.

Small Decorative Boxes with Doug Stowe - Click Here to Download Toollist

7/28 - 8/1

Boxes are among the most interesting woodworking projects because of the endless possibilities they offer for exploring technique, form, and style. This class will cover making jigs and sleds for accurate cutting and shaping of parts, making inlay, using story sticks for accurate fitting of hinges, and cutting small complicated parts. This class will be suited for anyone of any skill level.




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August 2014

Small Decorative Cabinets with Doug Stowe - Click Here to Download Toollist

8/2 - 8/3

Building a small cabinet is a great way to expand a woodworkers range of skills and make something useful for the home. Each student will build a small decorative cabinet from cherry wood with two shelves. Each cabinet will have solid panel doors, decorative molded tops and bottoms with nice hardware, making it useful as either a spice cabinet or display cabinet.

Basic Upholstery with Mike Mascelli - Click Here to Download Toollist

8/2 - 8/3

This working demonstration will provide an overview of the history, tools, techniques and materials of both traditional and modern upholstery and teach skills with which participants can complete simple upholstery projects. This class is for anyone with an interest in the tools, terminology, and tricks of the upholstery trade.

Taking Control of Color: The Next Step in Finishing with Mitch Kohanek - Click Here to Download Toollist

8/2 - 8/3

The color of your project is the first thing the eye sees. This class is for those who want to improve the visual presentation of their work by understanding how to find the color they are looking for. Other issues that Mitch will discuss include understanding color terminology, working with primary colors and mixing then in your dyes, stains, glazes and toners.

Classical Relief Carving with Mary May - Click Here to Download Toollist

8/4 - 8/8

This class will go over a variety of classical relief woodcarving techniques and designs. The first project will be carving a classical grape leaf and grape cluster design in relief. Another project will carving floral designs in relief.You will learn the technique of thinking through the entire carving process from start to finish to make the carving process the most efficient.

Mixed Media for the Craftsman: Casting Concrete, Epoxy and Stone with Mark Hedin - Click Here to Download Toollist

8/4 - 8/8

By combining wood, natural stone, concrete, and epoxy a whole new world of possibilities opens up. The joinery of dissimilar materials poses unique challenges that we as woodworkers are well equipped to face. This class will explore the individual qualities of each material as well as the potential textures that can be utilized to create beautiful and unique multimedia installations.

Craft a Stereoscope and Learn Stereophotography with David Orth - Click Here to Download Toollist

8/9 - 8/10

In this seminar you will build and finish your own Holmes-type stereoscope. You will learn the principles of stereo photography, including how to photograph and mount 3D-stereo image pairs of your own woodwork or of any still photography you might wish to view in stereo. This class does not require advanced woodworking skills or anything more than a point and shoot camera.

Scandinavian Style Figure Carving with Harley Refsal - Click Here to Download Toollist

8/9 - 8/10

Harley will start the weekend off with a brief opening description of the historical and cultural background of figure carving in Scandinavia. Using only a fixed-blade carving (whittling) knife, students will begin to carve a figure of their choice - simple, to more challenging, based on prior figure carving experience.

Tools for Finishers: Choosing & Using the Right Brush with Tim Puro - Click Here to Download Toollist

8/9 - 8/10

Brushes are serious tools. If you want to improve your finishing, get the right finishing tools and learn how to use them properly. In his two day class, Tim will show you which brushes to use for applying shellac, varnish and water based coatings as well as the proper techniques for using those brushes.

Steel & Bronze for the Woodworker with David Orth - Click Here to Download Toollist

8/11 - 8/15

Metalworking skills can greatly enhance a woodworkers range of abilities and design options. Students will explore several methods of working these materials ranging from easy to difficult. Each student will begin by making several small objects in steel and bronze. After this short introduction, each person will make their own tabletop sculpture or functional object.

Hand & Machine Skills: Making Timeless Furniture with Doug Dale - Click Here to Download Toollist

8/11 - 8/15

In this class students will explore and dissect some of those things that make a difference in craftsmanship. There are rules to follow when working through a project, from design to finish. Students will make a traditional styled cherry wall clock while developing a routine approach to increase your accuracy and productivity.

Beautiful Borders: Using Silver Wire, Stone and Precious Metals With John Koch - Click Here to Download Toollist

8/16 - 8/17

The difference between a good project and an eye-popping project is often in its decorative details. This class will focus on the use of silver wire, stone and small metal inlays to create borders or other features that embellish wood.

Apprenticeship With Michael Fortune - Click Here to Download Toollist

8/18 - 8/29

This workshop is intended for those who have a familiarity with woodworking tools and machinery and is a required class for those working on their MASW Masters program. It is an opportunity to advance technical knowledge by experimenting with forms and woodworking processes that may be new to you. Vacuum forming, strip laminating, hot pipe bending, steam bending, and jig construction to accommodate irregular shapes will be demonstrated.

Decorative Veneering with Bill Hull - Click Here to Download Toollist

8/18 - 8/22

This class will begin with a radial match project involving crossband, curved inlay and waterfall edging. It will continue with a study of other waterfall and edging strategies and methods of using veneering to create design possibilities. Students will have an opportunity to practice veneering curves including stringing and patterns, free forming, mating templates and more.

Photographing Your Work with Michael Fortune - Click Here to Download Toollist

8/23 - 8/23

Good photos are essential to successful presentations of your work, but a professional photographer could charge as much as $1000 per day to shoot quality photos of your furniture. In this one-day class, Michael will demonstrate and explain everything from low-tech, inexpensive photography tools to the more complex, like building your own simple light box.

Making a Veneered Jewelry Box with Bill Hull - Click Here to Download Toollist

8/23 - 8/24

In this weekend workshop, we will each complete the woodworking on a veneered jewelry box with a removable sliding tray. The veneering will involve vacuum bagging a tight radius curve and edge work. This finished jewelry box is the perfect Christmas present--or a perfect way to ensure that your spouse will let you come back next summer.

Joinery II With Marc Adams - Click Here to Download Toollist

8/25 - 8/29

This workshop will deal with the layout, marking, and cutting of joints--mostly by hand--that will make you the envy of all your woodworking friends. The class will be open only to students who have completed Joinery I. By the end of the week, students will leave with a big bag of sample joints that will amaze everyone.




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September 2014

Basic Woodworking with Marc Adams [Sept] - Click Here to Download Toollist

9/2 - 9/6

This class will advance your woodworking skills by leaps and bounds and is perfect for beginners (or a husband-and-wife team) wanting to spend a week building new woodworking skills while building the great nightstand.

Basics of Woodturning with Matthew Hill - Click Here to Download Toollist

9/2 - 9/6

What is a decent lathe, and how much will it cost? What tools do I need for bowl turning? This will be an information-packed week covering the three major areas of wood turning: spindle turning, end grain hollowing (such as lidded containers or goblets), and bowl turning.

Furniture Restoration, Repair & Refinishing with Tim Puro - Click Here to Download Toollist

9/2 - 9/6

This workshop teaches the skills and techniques used by furniture restorers to make old furniture beautiful again. Tim will help each student develop a restoration plan for the furniture they bring to class and by the end of the week, you will be well on the way to having your furniture restored!

Segmented Turning: Where Precision Partners With Turned Elegance With Malcolm Tibbetts - Click Here to Download Toollist

9/8 - 9/12

Segmented woodturnings have a high degree of wow factor. Malcolm will teach much more than just the basics of this fascinating art form. Topics will include complex feature-ring construction, portholes, segmented spheres, ribbons, and advanced segmented sculpture. At first glance, segmented woodturning can be quite intimidating, but once you know and understand the process, it can become a very rewarding activity.

Trompe L'oeil: Sculpting & Shaping to Trick the Eye with Stephen Proctor - Click Here to Download Toollist

9/8 - 9/12

Stephen was one of the first people to do contemporary trompe l'oeil, which means to trick the eye. Students will study, construct, and then carve a small table that has the appearance of being covered with a tablecloth. Carving techniques will include traditional gouges, disc grinders, surforms, and rasps.

Getting the Most From Your Tablesaw with Stephen Proctor - Click Here to Download Toollist

9/13 - 9/13

We thought we knew a lot about table saws, until we saw Stephen Proctor do a table saw demo. His discussions on getting the most from your table saw are the best we have ever seen. Stephen will discuss topics like ripping, crosscutting, dimensioning, cove-cutting, dadoing, rabbeting, tapering, and making special fixtures--all with a special emphasis on the crucial element of safety. Not to be missed.

Jewelry: Making Metal Move with Myra Perrin - Click Here to Download Toollist

9/13 - 9/14

Have you always wanted to learn to make jewelry but never had the time? This two day workshop will explore beginning jewelry basics; learn to saw, file, forge, form, and finish copper, brass or silver. This is a great class for the beginner with limited time or for those that need a refresher course. No experience necessary - just a desire to have fun and create jewelry.

Curved Front Writing Desk with Chris Gochnour - Click Here to Download Toollist

9/15 - 9/19

In this workshop, students delve into the world of curved and contoured-surface woodworking by building a graceful and functional writing desk. The project is challenging yet enjoyable, and introduces students to many essential woodworking skills.

Veneering, Inlay & Pattern Edge Applications with Scott Grove - Click Here to Download Toollist

9/15 - 9/19

The objective of this course is to add an incredible range of exciting possibilities for woodworkers. The class project will be designing and creating an organic form tabletop with a veneered face, inlay detailing, and French curved hardwood edge. A focus on burl veneers, alternative pattern matching and inlays will be explored.

Creating Exceptional Home Interiors with Gary Striegler - Click Here to Download Toollist

9/15 - 9/19

In this class, Gary will share the steps he uses to build the mantles that have become one of his trademarks. You will learn the right way to cut and fit joints in elliptical, eyebrow and circle top casing trim. And that's just a start.If you have ever wondered what separates fine home builders from the rest, it is all in the details of the interior.

Hand Tool Tune Up with Chris Gochnour - Click Here to Download Toollist

9/20 - 9/21

In this workshop you will learn how to tune and use hand tools. We will consider planes, scrapers and spoke shaves. Students will learn a quick and easy sharpening routine that provides consistent results. This will be a fun, informative and meaningful class for every caliber of woodworker.

Making Bent Carving Knives with David Franklin - Click Here to Download Toollist

9/20 - 9/21

Learn how to make your own carving tools with very basic equipment. Three bent knives and a straight carving knife will be made in this class, a basic yet versatile set of tools. Once you begin to carve with these tools you will wonder what you did without them.

Making a Mountain Dulcimer with John Ressler - Click Here to Download Toollist

9/20 - 9/21

A mountain dulcimer is a great first instrument. You will be guided through all the critical elements of building the dulcimer and be provided with dimensions and plans that will assist you in continuing to build in the future.

Mastering the Curve: Bending, Joinery, and Shaping Wood With Michael Fortune - Click Here to Download Toollist

9/22 - 9/26

The ability to bend wood to exact shapes opens up an incredible range of exciting possibilities for woodworkers. This workshop will give you the information and the hands-on experience you need to apply the most appropriate bending technique for any application. All of the wood-bending setups can be duplicated inexpensively in your own workshop.

Sculptural Carving: Adding That 3rd Dimension with David Franklin - Click Here to Download Toollist

9/22 - 9/26

This will be a challenging adventure that will teach students how to visualize three dimensionally and use multiple views in order to learn to carve sculpture. Inspired by totemic carvings of the Pacific Northwest, his class will work in these styles.

Classical Style Guitar with John Ressler - Click Here to Download Toollist

9/22 - 9/28

Building a classical guitar is a great way to increase your acoustic guitar building experience as you will learn new methods and become involved in the intricate details of this fine instrument. By the end of the week you will have completed your own hand-crafted Classical Guitar that is ready to be strung.

Getting the Most From Your Band Saw With Michael Fortune - Click Here to Download Toollist

9/27 - 9/27

Installing new tires, blade tension and selection, tracking, cutting curves, and re-sawing will be covered. A variety of useful jigs designed to be used with the band saw will be demonstrated. Let the band saw master show you how to make this simple machine the most versatile in the shop.

Smithing a Hammered Copper & Mica Table Lamp with Michael Ashford - Click Here to Download Toollist

9/27 - 10/3

The American Arts & Crafts era focused on hand built objects where construction techniques were fully in view. This class will continue that tradition and take you through all the steps in creating your own hammered copper and mica table lamp.

Fine Detailed Boxes with Adrian Ferrazzutti - Click Here to Download Toollist

9/29 - 10/3

The small box is an ideal project to introduce intricate veneer work while developing fine box making techniques. Students will build a small box using a veneered pattern of their own design that seamlessly wraps down and around the sides of the box.




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October 2014

Hand Planes and Their Uses With Thomas Lie-Nielsen and Christopher Schwarz - Click Here to Download Toollist

10/4 - 10/5

What an opportunity! Imagine spending two days with Thomas Lie-Nielsen and Christopher Schwarz. Together, they will share their vast knowledge of hand planes and scrapers and define the differences between the vast assortments of plane types.

Advanced Band Sawn Boxes With Jeff Vollmer - Click Here to Download Toollist

10/4 - 10/5

In this class students will create an interlocking puzzle box which features three spring-loaded, hidden drawers! The box is challenging to make as well as fascinating and puzzling to look at.

Tuning Your Handtools for Performance with John Burt - Click Here to Download Toollist

10/4 - 10/5

One of the greatest pleasures in woodworking is the pleasure derived from using hand tools to surface, adjust and fine tune joints to a perfect fit in a piece of furniture. This class will focus on the proper set up of chisels, knives and hand planes for the best performance possible.

Woodturning With Jimmy Clewes - Click Here to Download Toollist

10/6 - 10/10

Students will start with some simple spindle work learning the basic cuts in spindle turning. Next will be the use of the skew, roughing out gouge, spindle gouge and parting tool. After spindle turning comes bowl turning. Other projects will include how to turn a box with a precisely fitted lid, how to turn a symmetrical oyster box and how to make an Oriental style box.

Iron & Wood: Building a Viking Mastermyr Tool Chest with John Burt - Click Here to Download Toollist

10/6 - 10/10

This class will explore the design and techniques used to build a Viking tool chest by making one of your own with hand tools. The chest consists of angled finger lap joints with wood pegs to secure them, as well as dado joints to house the ends of the bottom.

Marquetry with Marc Adams [Oct] - Click Here to Download Toollist

10/6 - 10/10

This workshop will teach you the fine art of working with veneer to create pictures. From simple knife cuts, to dying and shading, to assembly; participants will be able to master the double-bevel technique for cutting and assembling pictures out of wood, which is known as marquetry.

Forging Your Own Hardware with John Burt - Click Here to Download Toollist

10/11 - 10/12

This two day class is an adjunct to the Mastermyr Viking Tool Chest class and will teach you the basic skills needed to make a pair of authentic strap hinges for your Viking Tool Chest, but it can apply to any set of strap hinge hardware.

Machine Maintenance, Jigs and Fixtures with Zane Powell & Doug Dale - Click Here to Download Toollist

10/11 - 10/12

This class will be two classes rolled into one. It will explore both how to maintain and make unique fixtures for your equipment. Doug will discuss machines--how to tune and set them up as well as how to be safe at each one. Zane will show how to make as many as 10 different jigs and fixtures, including a cope and stile fixture, a cross-cut tray, fluted jamb fixture, and an elliptical fixture, to name a few.

It's All in the Details with Michael Fortune - Click Here to Download Toollist

10/13 - 10/17

During this workshop Michael will demonstrate a wide variety of detail techniques that can be incorporated into your furniture to enhance and complement the overall design. Instruction on how to design and add decorative feet to tables, chairs, and cabinets will be included, as will several techniques to inlay contrasting woods, precious metals, and colored epoxies.

Decorative Finishes: Distressing, Ageing, Glazing, Fuming, Crackle & Faux Inlays with Mitch Kohanek - Click Here to Download Toollist

10/13 - 10/17

This is a five day hands-on class where students will have some fun creating decorative finishes that are way beyond making wood looking just brown and shiny. Crackled finishes, distressed finishes, aging painted surfaces, ebonizing, pickling, fuming, color on color and decorative fills are just some examples of what students will practice.

Bowls: Traditional, Natural Edges & Nested with Andy Cole - Click Here to Download Toollist

10/13 - 10/17

The focus of this class will be bowl turning with an emphasis on natural edge bowls with bark. An emphasis will be placed on form, and techniques for achieving the cleanest cuts.By the end of the week each student will have greatly developed their turning skills and will have several finished pieces to proudly take home.

Making Straight & Curved Waterfall Edges With Michael Fortune - Click Here to Download Toollist

10/18 - 10/19

This is a sophisticated looking edge detail that looks more difficult to do than it is--once you know the tricks. This class will show you how to make a jig to ensure the segments of veneer fit together flawlessly. Waterfall edges from an inch wide to 8 inches will be demonstrated.

Shellac: The Forgotten Finish with Mitch Kohanek - Click Here to Download Toollist

10/18 - 10/19

This could be the best finishing class of the entire year - Shellac. The most attractive, safe and versatile finishing system for the majority of your finishing needs. You will learn to rag it on with a French polish, brush it, spray it, tone and glaze with it. Master finishers all agree, once you learn how to deal with the idiosyncrasies of this forgotten finish, it will change the way you view the finishing of wood.

Building a Windsor Bench with Greg Pennington - Click Here to Download Toollist

10/18 - 10/19

The classic American Windsor style can take on many forms and this bench is modeled after that style. The students will learn to surface and detail the bench top, along with drilling and reaming the undercarriage. This seminar is a great introduction to making a Windsor Chair.

Making a Pair of Serpentine Sofa Tables with Jeff Headley & Steve Hamilton - Click Here to Download Toollist

10/20 - 10/24

Join Jeff and Steve and build a pair of Federal two drawer sofa or bedside tables. These tables have many Federal features and will fit anywhere in your home. Along with general period construction of the day, hand cut dovetails, mortise and tenon construction will all be demonstrated. This is an all around simple yet elegant pair of tables with many period construction techniques to add to your abilities.

Boxes & More with Hans Weissflog - Click Here to Download Toollist

10/20 - 10/24

In this class there will be 3 different projects. The first box is the Drunken Box - a sphericon! The second project will be a box with a pierced through lid. The third project is a Standing Oval Box. Students will start with a sphere shape, hollow it out, turn something away and replace the missing material with a different kind of wood!

18th Century Carving with Mack Headley - Click Here to Download Toollist

10/20 - 10/24

In this 18th century carving class, Mack will base the exercises around carving c scrolls, volutes and their application as bordering elements and ornamental focal points for furniture. The designs will be useful ornament for crooked cornices, bracket feet, table skirts, piecrust tabletops, knee brackets, fretwork and many other occasions.

Making a Federal Executive Document Box with Jeff Headley & Steve Hamilton - Click Here to Download Toollist

10/25 - 10/26

During this two day workshop students will build a walnut Federal eagle inlayed document box. Jeff and Steve will uncover the traditional period furniture construction techniques needed to build this outstanding piece.

Mitered Dovetails with Mack Headley - Click Here to Download Toollist

10/25 - 10/26

Mitered dovetails are hidden, technically challenging, joints that tended to be used on the most important personal furniture pieces, like desks, writing / traveling boxes, tea chests and bottle cases. Planning and precision are the answer to success cutting these mitered dovetails.

How to Turn an Exact Sphere without Measuring with Hans Weissflog - Click Here to Download Toollist

10/25 - 10/26

In every woodturning apprenticeship in Germany you have to learn how to turn an exact sphere without measuring. In this class you will get a very small part of this apprenticeship. Every student will recognize how easy it is to work exact when you know the little tricks.

Basic Metal Engraving for the Woodworker with Mike Dubber - Click Here to Download Toollist

10/27 - 10/31

This class is designed for the wood worker who wishes to expand their skills to include hand engraving. Mike will illustrate how a small amount of hand engraving can enhance metal hardware and add to the artistic appeal of furniture and tools. This class will be concentrate on the old world method of hammer and chisel engraving. The most challenging skill for hand engravers is the art of engraving letters, and Mike will show the shortcuts for laying out and engraving script lettering.

Woodturning with Alan Lacer [Oct] - Click Here to Download Toollist

10/27 - 10/31

This class includes something for everyone, whether a new turner or someone wishing to build and improve upon their woodturning foundation. You will have your own lathe and plenty of hands-on time to work on a wide range of projects, including spindles, bowls, and boxes!

Joinery with Marc Adams [Oct] - Click Here to Download Toollist

10/27 - 10/31

No matter what your skill level, this class will change the way you approach all of your projects. Students gain confidence and learn that if they can lay it out accurately and cut to the line, any joint is possible. By the end of the week, you will be a joinery wizard.