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2016 Classes at Marc Adams School of Woodworking




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March 2016

Woodturning with Alan Lacer - Click Here to Download Toollist

3/29 - 4/2

This class includes something for everyone, whether a new turner or someone wishing to build and improve upon their woodturning foundation. Alan covers the basics of spindle turning, bowl turning, and how to execute a fine-fitting, lidded box. And there's plenty of time for hands on practice!

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

3/29 - 4/2

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. And by the end of the week, you will be a joinery wizard.

Table of Contents: For Any Occasion with Michael Fortune - Click Here to Download Toollist

3/29 - 4/2

A table can be everything from a practical working surface to a piece of functional sculpture. In this class Michael will cover all aspects of table construction. Students will analyze ergonomics, structure, wood selection and finishes then be encouraged to incorporate veneer, inlay, wood forming techniques and woodturning into their own table.




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April 2016

Making Classic Wooden Planes in the Krenov Style with Kevin Glen Drake - Click Here to Download Toollist

4/4 - 4/8

This one week class will introduce students to the art and craft of making and using wooden hand planes in a style made popular at the College of the Redwoods. Students will assemble, shape, and tune both jointer and smoothing planes to make shavings that can be measured in a thousandths of an inch. This degree of precision will bring your favorite woods to life and add an heirloom quality to your projects.

Together We Can Make a Difference: 120 Beds for St. Thomas Aquinas Seminary with Brother Mark - Click Here to Download Toollist

4/4 - 4/8

A charity event for St. Thomas Aquinas Seminary Project. We will be building 120 beds for the seminary. It will be our job, as a team, to make accurate fixtures, cut lumber, do the joinery work, sand and do a quality control check on the workmanship. It will also be a great intro to production-style woodworking.

Beginning Rhino 3-D Modeling/Cad for Woodworkers with Mary and Dale Fugier - Click Here to Download Toollist

4/8 - 4/10

Rhinoceros for Windows is a 3-D modeling program that will make you a better woodworker. Rhino models are extremely accurate and can move your designs directly to production, rendering or animation. Rhino is also easy to use and affordable.

A Special Day with Gary Striegler - Click Here to Download Toollist

4/9 - 4/9

Gary Striegler is so committed to his craft that he is volunteering his time to spend a day with YOU teaching some of his favorite tips and tricks that have made him the absolute best home builder in North America. Better yet, it's a charity event for the Roger Cliffe Memorial Fund.

A Collaborative: One Guitar in Two Days with John Ressler - Click Here to Download Toollist

4/9 - 4/10

John is volunteering his time and the materials to do something quite unique, but he needs your help. This workshop will be limited to 18 students and it will be hands-on. All students will participate in the construction of a premium acoustic guitar, which will then be sold with 100% of the sale going to the RCMF.

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

4/11 - 4/15

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 to accomplish by power tools alone. This course is about tuning and using tools as well as marking out and cutting half-lap, mortise and tenon, and dovetail joints.

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

4/11 - 4/15

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.

Integrating CNC's Into Woodworking for Today's Craftsman with Tim Celeski - Click Here to Download Toollist

4/11 - 4/15

CNC's can be very powerful and incredibly creative tools in a modern craftsman's workshop. The trick is figuring out how to integrate them into the woodworking and furniture making workflow. In this five day class students will be creating a customizable hall table while learning to effectively use all the CNC offers.

Turning Bowls and Platters with Glenn Lucas - Click Here to Download Toollist

4/11 - 4/15

This practical course will take a look at using your local hardwoods and creating wonderful utility bowls and platters for your dining table. Starting with sharpening and learning to harvest lumber blanks, Glenn will proceed to teach the best ways to make bowls and platters, including natural edge and square edge peices.

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

4/16 - 4/17

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.

Sketchup for Today's Woodworker with Bob Lang - Click Here to Download Toollist

4/16 - 4/17

SketchUp is an affordable, easy to learn and useful three-dimensional modeling program. With it, the average woodworker has access to a powerful design tool, capable of quickly and accurately planning furniture or other woodworking projects. This class will get the SketchUp novice up and running in a weekend.

Exploring the Incredible Potential for Modern Craftsmen to Use a CNC: Part Making, Joinery and Design with Tim Celeski - Click Here to Download Toollist

4/16 - 4/17

CNC's have great potential in a modern craftsman's workshop. The question is: what can you do with them in woodworking? This immersive two day introductory class is designed to show you just that. He will introduce CAD design, demonstrate how CAM programs work for preparing files for machining and demonstrate woodworking part making and joinery.

Making the Jigs and Fixtures for the #1 Chair with Michael Fortune - Click Here to Download Toollist

4/16 - 4/17

In this two day special workshop, Michael will share with students how to construct the critical jigs for his world renowned #1 chair. All of the parts of the chair are three dimensional circles. The jigs students build will simplify the joinery process and assure perfect results when assembling the #1 chair. This class is only open for students who are taking, or have taken, Michael's #1 chair class.

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

4/18 - 4/23

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.

Hands-On Finishing with Mitch Kohanek [Apr] - Click Here to Download Toollist

4/18 - 4/22

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.

Making a Number 1 Chair; Part I, with Michael Fortune - Click Here to Download Toollist

4/18 - 4/22

This two-part class is a wonderful opportunity to learn how to make an award winning and comfortable dining or desk chair first designed by Michael in 1979. The first week will involve steam bending the curved parts and making the remaining components that are sawn from solid wood. This is several classes all rolled into one: chair design, joinery, jig construction, upholstery, and even inlay techniques!

Getting the Most from Your Bandsaw with Michael Fortune - Click Here to Download Toollist

4/23 - 4/23

The bandsaw can be one of the most accurate and safe machines in your workshop-providing it is set up and used properly. New or even well used 12" or 14" bandsaws with only a 1/2 horse power motor can be tuned to cut precision joints or re-saw flawlessly. Let Michael show you how he does it.

Surface Embellishments: It's Not Just for Woodturners with Jennifer Shirley - Click Here to Download Toollist

4/23 - 4/24

In this weekend class, students will explore decorating with texture, patterns and motifs - in a variety of methods. From woodburning to black accents, students will learn how to personalize their projects - both turned and flat. Jennifer will help show you how to make your work stand out from the crowd.

Turning Wet Wood with Jimmy Clewes - Click Here to Download Toollist

4/23 - 4/24

Turning wet wood is probably the most fun possible when it comes to woodturning. Wet wood is easy to cut, which builds up good tool control and confidence. Students will turn natural edge bowls, and other very thin shapes and forms including an end grain vase.

Sawing and Shaping a Cabriole Leg with Jeff Headley & Steve Hamilton - Click Here to Download Toollist

4/24 - 4/24

This one day class will be an in-depth study of the techniques used to saw out, then form and shape a cabriole leg, just like Jeff and Steve do in their fifth generation reproduction cabinet shop. They will cover the tricks used to help speed up this process including how to layout then saw out what is commonly called a Queen Anne leg.

Basic Woodworking with Marc Adams - Click Here to Download Toollist

4/25 - 4/29

This class will advance your woodworking skills by leaps and bounds and is perfect for beginners or a husband and wife who want to spend a week together building new woodworking skills. The goal is to complete this sculpted table. By the end of the week students will be on their way to a better understanding of fine craftsmanship.

Woodturning with Jimmy Clewes - Click Here to Download Toollist

4/25 - 4/29

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. Throw in instruction on box making and platters and you've got a thorough introduction to woodturning.

Leaded Art Glass: Painting with Light with John Hamm - Click Here to Download Toollist

4/25 - 4/29

This class will be a hands-on, in-depth exploration of the techniques used to create leaded art glass, with an emphasis on the American School of Leaded Glass. Included will be an introduction to proper tools and their use, glass selection, and the artful use of colored-opaque glass, glass cutting, copper foil construction, soldering a copper foil panel, and the design and production of original designs.

Cold Metal Casting: Reproducing Unique Hardware, Pulls, Escutcheons and Emblems with Scott Grove - Click Here to Download Toollist

4/30 - 5/1

Why spend hours laboring over a one-of-a-kind piece of woodworking only to add a $2 piece of hardware that your neighbor has on his kitchen cabinets? This special session will be dedicated to mold making, reproduction and cold metal bronze casting to create or reproduce just about any form and texture.

Basic Finishing with Tim Puro - Click Here to Download Toollist

4/30 - 4/30

The class will focus on learning the language of finishing and the skills that every finisher needs to know, such as how to choose the appropriate finish for your project, using different methods of coloring wood, and learning how to design a finish. At the end of the class students will have four finish sample boards that will give them a better understanding how finishing works.

Making One of a Kind Serving Trays with Mark Hedin - Click Here to Download Toollist

4/30 - 5/1

In this two day hands-on workshop students will make two different beautiful and functional serving trays with decorative and durable epoxy coated panels. Each tray will feature a unique and one of a kind design generated by the individual student. Come enjoy a weekend of woodworking and learn how to utilize epoxy to create breath taking beautiful, yet incredibly durable functional art forms.

Turning Pepper Mills with John Koch - Click Here to Download Toollist

4/30 - 5/1

Pepper mills are fun to make. They can be practical for grinding peppercorns, or they can be ornamental. Better yet they can be a combination of both. In this weekend class, John will discuss curved design elements that are pleasing to the eye. Students will then transfer and incorporate their template into the construction process.




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May 2016

Edges and Inlays: Edge Details, Embellishments and Surface Decorations with Scott Grove - Click Here to Download Toollist

5/2 - 5/6

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.

Make an Elegant Chest of Drawers with Zane Powell - Click Here to Download Toollist

5/2 - 5/6

Building a chest of drawers is an excellent place to enhance your furniture building skills that can take you to that next level of woodworking. Although making a chest of drawers can be a challenge, Zane will demonstrate the necessary steps in a safe and productive way to keep you on track throughout the week.

Make Your Own Solar Drying Kiln with Gene Wengert - Click Here to Download Toollist

5/2 - 5/6

What a great opportunity for you to come and not only make your own solar kiln but to learn the science behind drying wood at the same time. Students will build a part of their own kiln each day learning the construction processes while learning about proper operation during numerous demos. Each kiln will hold about 300 BF of lumber capacity.

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

5/9 - 5/13

Properly done, 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 practice of veneering techniques, students will learn fundamental and complex ways of applying veneer to any furniture project.

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

5/9 - 5/13

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.

Architectural Carving: Low/High Relief, Appliqués and Moldings with Christopher Storb - Click Here to Download Toollist

5/9 - 5/13

This workshop is an introduction to traditional architectural woodcarving. It will combine the history of ornament and elements of classical design with a thorough exploration of the choice, preparation, maintenance, and use of carving tools.

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

5/14 - 5/15

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. Though there will be some limited classroom-style presentations, the bulk of the class time will be spent in the shop using the tools.

Carving the Invisible: a Carver's Guide to the History and Tradition of the Art with Christopher Storb - Click Here to Download Toollist

5/14 - 5/15

This class seeks to introduce the students to the world of historic woodcarving, allowing them to acquire a wide-ranging understanding of historic objects through slide presentations and observation of modern reproductions and casts of original work. It will combine carving instruction that is broad in scope based on Chris' extensive career of working with historic objects, with woodcarving exercises that reinforce the discussion.

Do More with Traditional Handtools with Graham Blackburn - Click Here to Download Toollist

5/14 - 5/15

Safer, quicker, and more versatile; traditional handtools will increase and improve your woodworking experience. Students will progress through the logical sequence of a typical project starting with layout, measuring, sawing, planeing, cutting and finishing. Graham will demonstrate how to choose, tune, and use a variety of handtools.

Engraving a Family Keepsake with Mike Dubber - Click Here to Download Toollist

5/14 - 5/15

This class is designed for the student engraver who has completed the Marc Adams Basic Engraving Class or one who already possesses basic engraving skills. Students will complete a special project in an intensive two day workshop. Students may choose to engrave either a stainless steel folding pocket knife, or a sterling silver bangle bracelet.

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

5/16 - 5/20

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.

Design Fun-Damentals With Graham Blackburn - Click Here to Download Toollist

5/16 - 5/20

Don't be afraid of the word DESIGN. It's only the single most important aspect of anything you make. This workshop will introduce the principal points in a design process that you can later tailor to your own liking. Graham will start the week with idea development and move through various design techniques to the point where you would begin your working drawings and models.

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

5/16 - 5/21

Building your own guitar can be one of the most rewarding crafts. It consists of precise joinery, creativity and music all in one package! During this class you will be guided through all the critical elements of making an acoustic, steel-string guitar.

Building a Bench-Top Minibench with Steve Latta - Click Here to Download Toollist

5/21 - 5/22

Tired of ending a stretch at your bench with strained eyes and an aching back? How about building the perfect bench-top bench to bring the work to you? In this class, students will make Steve's classic mini-bench that is perfect for joinery, inlay, carving or whatever your specialty may be.

Carving and Decorating Turned Vessels with Michael Hosaluk - Click Here to Download Toollist

5/21 - 5/22

This class will explore the many directions that surface design and carving can be used to enhance turned vessels and 3-dimensional objects. Students will use acrylic paint, milk paint and dyes along with surface texture to enhance the nature of wood to give it a look of great beauty.

Guitar Set-Up: Repair and Maintenance with John Ressler - Click Here to Download Toollist

5/22 - 5/22

This one-day class will be packed full of information about how to set up your acoustic guitar for smooth playability, make your own minor repairs, and maintain it for a lifetime of performance!

Creative Woodturning with Michael Hosaluk - Click Here to Download Toollist

5/23 - 5/27

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. This week he will introduce students to the four areas of woodturning: spindle turning, bowl turning, hollow turning and box making.

Apprenticeship: Furniture in the Classic Tradition, Part I; with Steve Latta - Click Here to Download Toollist

5/23 - 5/27

This two-week class will provide an extensive overview of furniture produced during the Golden Age of American Furniture, the Federal period. This class will focus on the essential elements of design, construction and ornamentation. Participants will select and design a piece to their liking and special emphasis will be placed on efficient construction approaches and improved joinery methods.

Intarsia the Wise Way with Kathy Wise - Click Here to Download Toollist

5/23 - 5/27

In this very unique workshop, students will learn all the basic intarsia steps from the beginning to end. By the conclusion of the week each person will have a completed project ready for final finish.

Skew Chisel Boot Camp with Alan Lacer - Click Here to Download Toollist

5/31 - 6/4

This is a class that you will rarely see offered at any school, as most turners today are drawn to bowls and vessels. However, there is a rich, long tradition of between-center work in furniture, architectural turnings, and numerous small objects. In this unique class Alan will take you through a wide variety of topics and challenges. You will learn to duplicate from a drawing or pattern and deal with thin slender turnings, pommels, off-center turning, and a host of projects that will culminate in the making of a three-legged stool.

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

5/31 - 6/4

This workshop teaches the skills and techniques used by furniture restorers to make old furniture beautiful again. This class is a great opportunity for woodworkers who want to refinish their own furniture but don't know where to start. Tim will help each student develop a restoration plan for the furniture they bring to class and then guide them through the process.

Making "Timeless" Furniture: Bring Your Own Personal Assistant! with Doug Dale - Click Here to Download Toollist

5/31 - 6/4

In this class students will explore and dissect some of the procedures that make a real difference in craftsmanship. Students will make a traditional styled cherry wall clock while developing a routine approach that will increase both accuracy and productivity.




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June 2016

Festool Cabinetry with Brian Sedgeley - Click Here to Download Toollist

6/4 - 6/5

In this class, Brian will cover the tools and techniques necessary to build and install shop-quality cabinetry onsite. Though participants will walk away with a range of broadly applicable skills, the class will concentrate primarily on the construction of a 32mm frameless upper cabinet and a traditional face frame base cabinet.

Marquetry with Marc Adams - Click Here to Download Toollist

6/6 - 6/10

This workshop will teach you the fine art of working with veneer to create pictures, otherwise known as marquetry. By the end of the week, everyone will have produced many pressed, sanded, and lacquered works of art. If you are a craftsperson, this class will change your life.

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

6/6 - 6/10

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.

Making a Greene and Greene Blanket Chest with George Knutson - Click Here to Download Toollist

6/6 - 6/11

In just six days, you will build this beautiful, Darrell Peart designed, Greene & Greene inspired blanket chest incorporating pillowed finger joints, breadboard ends with ebony splines, ebony plugs in various sizes and shapes, and faux leather straps (shaped out of wood). Students will also learn how to make breadboard ends for the solid wood top and how to add the cloud lift-shaped ebony splines.

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

6/11 - 6/12

Building a skateboard requires many basic woodworking skills such as stock preparation, lamination and pattern routing. Bring out your younger side or engage in a great parent/child woodworking activity while making these incredible skateboards.

Bandsaw Dovetail Extravaganza! with Michael Fortune - Click Here to Download Toollist

6/11 - 6/12

Dovetails are a hallmark of fine furniture making. There are lots of ways to cut dovetails, with a handsaw, a router, even the table saw and no end of store bought templates. Having tried many of them Michael settled on cutting his dovetails many years ago using the bandsaw. In this class Michael will demonstrate how to make the simple guide jig that allow you to cut perfect dovetails

Decorative Details with Steve Latta - Click Here to Download Toollist

6/13 - 6/17

In many ways, veneer work, marquetry, inlay, and related techniques reached an early zenith during the Federal period of American furniture. Students will learn single, double and triple line stringing for both traditional and contemporary designs. Steve will touch upon ornamental bandings, fans, bellflowers, line-and-berry patterns, shells, and paterae.

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

6/13 - 6/17

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. By the end of the week, each student will have made a minimum of eight different pens with emphasis on quality of fit and finish.

Making a Dovetailed Chest: The Best of Both Worlds with Chris Gochnour - Click Here to Download Toollist

6/13 - 6/17

Woodworkers can experience the best of both worlds when they effectively utilize machine and hand tool skills in the modern workshop. This combination brings speed, precision, flexibility, and versatility to the hands of every craftsperson. In this workshop students will build a dovetail blanket chest using both power and hand tools.

Really Cool Bandsaw Puzzle Boxes with Jeff Vollmer - Click Here to Download Toollist

6/18 - 6/19

Students will make a puzzle box of redwood equipped with a spring-loaded round drawer. Jeff will demonstrate correct cutting techniques and how to rejoin wood, making nearly invisible seams. Each students will make aunique, interesting, and challenging puzzle boxes similar to the ones that Jeff sells for over $400!

Turned Bracelets: Combining Wood and Metals with Barry Gross - Click Here to Download Toollist

6/18 - 6/19

Turning bangle bracelets are fun and easy! Barry will show you everything you need to know and then some on making unique and stunning bangle bracelets; from the raw wood to a finished product in just a short weekend.

Hide Glue and Hammer Veneering with Steve Latta - Click Here to Download Toollist

6/18 - 6/19

Sometimes we have our eyes so focused on modern approaches that we let some of the best techniques of the past just fall to the side. Hammer veneering is one such technique. In this class students will learn about hide glue and its characteristics, veneers, their preparation and usage, substrates and the hammering technique for laying them down.

Pocket Boxes with Doug Stowe - Click Here to Download Toollist

6/18 - 6/19

Boxes are the most popular woodworking projects, and those boxes that are small enough to fit in a pocket have an immense appeal. These boxes require a high degree of precision that (once learned) can be useful in everything you make. In this two day class students will learn to make two or three different designs of boxes.

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

6/20 - 6/24

Tight miters, lasting joints, and hinges that fit, along with close tolerances, are part of what quality workmanship is all about. Boxes are among the most interesting woodworking projects because of the endless possibilities they offer for exploring technique, form, and style.

Beginning Traditional Bow and Arrow Making with Richard Saffold - Click Here to Download Toollist

6/20 - 6/24

Traditional bowmaking is very simple in concept, yet complex in application. This class covers all aspects related to traditional bowmaking from visiting the local lumber yard, to harvesting a limb from a favorite tree, to making the right bow string. Richard will cover everything from bow design to making arrows.

Woodturning Techniques with Eli Avisera - Click Here to Download Toollist

6/20 - 6/24

MASW is proud to host Eli from Israel for his first workshop here. This weeklong workshop will be a busy one as you learn the methods and techniques of turning wood. Eli will cover everything from the basics to the highest levels of woodturning. You'll see why Eli is one of the best turners in the world!

Parent/Child Wand Magic with Wand Wizard Carl Booth - Click Here to Download Toollist

6/25 - 6/25

Kids should drag a parent along or ride in with them on their broom for a fun filled day of wand making. Carl will show you how to add plenty of bling to make each wand unique and very special.

Craft a Victorian Stereoscope for Your Own Photos with David Orth - Click Here to Download Toollist

6/25 - 6/26

In this workshop students will build and finish their own Holmes-type stereoscope. Students will also learn the principles of stereo photography, including how to photograph and mount 3-D stereo image pairs of their own woodwork (or of any still photography they might wish to view). Any standard camera will do.

Small Elegant Wall Cabinets with Doug Stowe - Click Here to Download Toollist

6/25 - 6/26

Building a small cabinet is a great way to expand a woodworker's range of skills and make something useful for the home. Each student will build a small decorative cabinet out of cherry. Each cabinet will have solid panel doors and decorative molded tops and bottoms.

A Day for the Lathe with Eli Avisera - Click Here to Download Toollist

6/26 - 6/26

Eli will discuss the ten most important woodworking turning rules then share his process for using "classical" techniques when turning. He will discuss sharpening, tool selection and several decoration techniques. Demonstrations will include how to turn a tumbler, flower, goblets with long stems and much more.

Creating Exceptional Furniture: Controlling the Line with Stephen Proctor - Click Here to Download Toollist

6/27 - 7/1

Woodworkers require the ability to create true and elegant curves, both simple and compound in nature. These may be for the use of legs, or even just for shaping an edge. Beginning with simple exercises, this class will explore the process required to arrive at shapes, forms, and sections in a controlled and often, non-intuitive manner.

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

6/27 - 7/1

This class will advance your woodworking skills by leaps and bounds and is perfect for beginners or a husband and wife who want to spend a week together building new woodworking skills. The goal is to complete this sculpted table. By the end of the week students will be on their way to a better understanding of fine craftsmanship.

Multi-Axis Turning: Carvings and Sculpting Circles Into Unique Forms with Derek Weidman - Click Here to Download Toollist

6/27 - 7/1

Students will be challenged into rethinking the scope and limitless shaping possibilities of a wood lathe. Students will learn how to create shapes and textures unique to a lathe. During the week Derek will discuss shape and form in ways that foster understanding of how the lathe can be the central tool in the context of making sculpture.




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July 2016

Basic Cabinetmaking with Zane Powell - Click Here to Download Toollist

7/11 - 7/15

Cabinetmaking 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 all covered in detail.

Upholstery: From Webbing to Springs to Show Covers with Mike Mascelli - Click Here to Download Toollist

7/11 - 7/15

Students will learn all the steps required for the completion of a full-size upholstery project, which they get to take home. During the week students will have the option of working with a partner or on their own, but each person in the class will take a bare frame to a fully upholstered piece of furniture.

All About the Details: Small Scale Tool Making & Techniques with Marco Terenzi - Click Here to Download Toollist

7/11 - 7/15

In this class Marco will cover a wide range of techniques in small scale tool making and woodworking. This class will be a balance of wood and metal work. Learn how to forge, refine, and heat-treat small tools. Students will use the tools made in class to practice various types of joinery.

Architectural and Furniture Woodturning for Today's Woodworker with Alan Lacer - Click Here to Download Toollist

7/11 - 7/15

This is a class that you will rarely see offered at any school, as most turners today are drawn to bowls and vessels. However, there is a rich, long tradition of between center work in furniture, architectural turnings, and numerous small objects. In this unique class Alan will take you through a wide variety of topics with special emphasis on developing your skill with a skew.

Laser Marquetry: The Future of Veneering with Marc Adams - Click Here to Download Toollist

7/16 - 7/16

This workshop will not be about how to select a laser as much as how to use one to cut veneer. Although lasers are still pretty pricy, it is amazing what can be done with one. There will be a discussions of laser settings, handling veneers, arranging the packets, using contact paper, and making the packets after they have been cut.

Chip Carving With Herman Bueno - Click Here to Download Toollist

7/16 - 7/17

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.

Finishing and Coloring Techniques for the Woodturner with Matthew Hill and Alan Lacer - Click Here to Download Toollist

7/16 - 7/17

Woodturners face a daunting task with finishing because they make such a range of products, from those that come in contact with food to those that live outdoors. During the weekend Alan will combine lecture, demonstration and hands-on experience and explain the breadth of finishing options for every woodturner.

Infuse It and Learn to Use It with Mark Hedin and Curtis Seebeck - Click Here to Download Toollist

7/16 - 7/17

This two day interactive class will teach students the process by which wood and many other porous materials can be impregnated and stabilized with resin. Discover the potential for creating your own unique and one of a kind blanks for turning or flat board work.

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

7/18 - 7/22

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. Participants will make two containers of Matthews design and one or more of their own design while learning spindle turning and end-grain hollowing.

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

7/18 - 7/22

It's a general rule that the weakest part of any furniture piece is at the joint. No matter what your skill level, this class will change the way you approach all of your projects. You will learn how to cut dovetails, mortise and tenons, angled mortise and tenons, lap joints, bridal joints, three-way miters, scarf and hip joints, as well as decorative joints. By the end of the week, you will be a joinery wizard.

Make an Elegant Side Table From a Single Board with Mike Pekovich - Click Here to Download Toollist

7/18 - 7/22

In this fun and informative class, students will literally go from a rough-sawn board to a finished table. Along the way, students will learn the right way to mill wood, how to build the table using traditional joinery techniques and how to dress up the table by adding curves and shaping the legs in a contemporary cabriole leg profile.

Fine Finishing with Common Hardware Store Materials with Tim Puro - Click Here to Download Toollist

7/23 - 7/24

Does fine finishing require exotic materials and expensive spray equipment? Absolutely not! If you understand the properties of these hardware store materials, you can finish like a real professional!

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

7/23 - 7/24

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

Kitchen Favorites: Make Both a Salt and Tea Box with Mike Pekovich - Click Here to Download Toollist

7/23 - 7/24

Mitered boxes are fun and easy to make. In this weekend class students will come away with not just a pair of boxes, but also all the skills needed to make many more in their own shop. This class offers solid techniques for working with small parts safely and accurately at the table saw.

Apprenticeship: Furniture in the Classic Tradition, Part II; with Steve Latta

7/25 - 7/29

This two-week class will provide an extensive overview of furniture produced during the Golden Age of American Furniture, the Federal period. This class will focus on the essential elements of design, construction and ornamentation. Participants will select and design a piece to their liking and special emphasis will be placed on efficient construction approaches and improved joinery methods.

Building the Ultimate Fishing Rod with Becky Loyd and Harold T. Durham - Click Here to Download Toollist

7/25 - 7/29

This class will teach the student the craft of making extremely fine fishing instruments. Students will learn the various components that are found on a fishing rod, the assembly order of these parts, and how to use these workings to their fishing advantage. All students will leave class with two completed fishing rods!

Make a Chippendale Dining Chair with Alf Sharp - Click Here to Download Toollist

7/25 - 7/29

In this class students will learn how to fashion angled joinery, and joinery to curved surfaces as you make the classic chair. The splat will also offer a nice opportunity to hone your scroll saw skills. Lots of woodworkers with intermediate skills are intimidated by the thought of making a chair, but this project will prove that it can be done - once Alf shows you how.

Veneering: Start to Finish with Jonathan Benson - Click Here to Download Toollist

7/25 - 7/29

This class will take the mystery out of veneering, allowing beginners to create beautiful matched patterns and elegant designs right away. Everyone will leave with several completed panels and a veneer shooter for cutting veneer. Students will leave this class with the expertise and confidence to take veneering to the next level.

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

7/30 - 7/31

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.

A Weekend to Honor Those Who Have Served with Don Metcalf - Click Here to Download Toollist

7/30 - 7/31

Here's your chance to say thank you to a veteran. On this weekend we are bringing a special project for us to complete together. We are going to build flag cases for burial flags of veterans. These boxes will be distributed throughout America in honor of those who have provided, at personal sacrifice, for OUR freedoms. All you need to bring is a desire to learn and work to give back a little to those who have given so much.

Make a Veneered Dovetailed Box with Steve Latta - Click Here to Download Toollist

7/30 - 7/31

Some projects look deceptively simple but actually have a great deal to offer. This dovetailed and veneered box presents a wide assortment of techniques and will be appreciated by family members for generations to come. In its most basic form, these boxes have a dovetailed case with a veneered top accented by an inlaid border.

Making an Everlasting Rose From Brass and Copper with Donna Hill - Click Here to Download Toollist

7/30 - 7/31

Copper is an easy to work with and affordable material that requires basic yet simple skills of metal handling and minimal tools to transform into stunning 3-D structures. In this hands-on weekend workshop students will be introduced to the wonderful world of malleable metal work. These beautiful copper and brass roses make stunning accents for any room.




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August 2016

Hands-On Finishing with Mitch Kohanek [Aug] - Click Here to Download Toollist

8/1 - 8/5

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.

Foundations of Woodworking: Making a Pair of Cherry Tables with Jerry C. Forshee - Click Here to Download Toollist

8/1 - 8/5

If you are new to woodworking or if you want to expand your furniture making skills or if you just want to build a beautiful pair of tables, then this class is for you! Each student will construct and take home a pair of fully assembled beautiful cherry lamp tables, each with a drawer, in the Shaker style.

Furniture Making: Exploring Tools, Techniques and Processes with Mark Hedin - Click Here to Download Toollist

8/1 - 8/5

This weeklong class will explore the use of epoxy as a unique decorative finish, an adhesive, and as a basis for numerous forms of embellishment. During the week students will have the opportunity to build either an elegant hall table with an inset epoxy panel or a matching set of eye-catching, epoxy-top side tables.

Make Your Own Custom Workbench with Doug Dale - Click Here to Download Toollist

8/8 - 8/12

The real work of any woodworking project happens at the workbench, perhaps the most important tool in the shop. Having the right bench, like the right tool, makes all the difference. Students will design and build a customized workbench that focuses on their personal requirements as well as the type of work they intend to complete.

Demystifying Your Hand Tools with Deneb Puchalski - Click Here to Download Toollist

8/8 - 8/12

Many people feel that hand tool use is a lost art or some kind of mystical skill. This course gives students the opportunity to learn what these wonderful tools can accomplish. During the week, students will build several bench fixtures and a small project that encompasses multiple joinery techniques and the hand dimensioning of stock.

Expressions in Time: Build a 21st Century Shelf Clock with Glen Huey - Click Here to Download Toollist

8/8 - 8/12

This class will begin with a study of parts that make up a two-part shelf clock, and the techniques used to build it. While making this piece, students learn and develop techniques to cut and fit dovetails, construct proper mortise and tenons and produce custom moldings.

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

8/13 - 8/19

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.

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

8/13 - 8/14

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. Each student will make earrings, pendants and a cuff bracelet.

The Craft, History and Culture of Spalting with Sara Robinson - Click Here to Download Toollist

8/13 - 8/14

During this two-day class students will learn the history of spalting in woodcraft, as well as modern technology and methods for using and creating spalted wood today.

Quilting: Easy Techniques for Adding Dimension and Curves to Any Project with Amy Harry - Click Here to Download Toollist

8/13 - 8/14

This class will explore various techniques for adding texture and shape to your quilting projects. Students will use various mediums to add the illusion of dimension. This class is not for beginner sewers, as participants must be comfortable using a sewing machine.

Introduction to Woodworking with Michael Fortune - Click Here to Download Toollist

8/15 - 8/19

This course is an introduction to furniture making with an emphasis on the use of hand tools and simple easy-to-use machines like the 14" band saw and portable planer. Students will construct a small table using air-dried wood with four different joints and will be encouraged to design their own table legs which will be shaped in a unique way.

Carving with a Classical Flair with Alexander Grabovetskiy - Click Here to Download Toollist

8/15 - 8/19

It doesn’t get better than this. In 2012 Alexander was chosen as the International Carver of the Year, and his work is astounding. Learning to carve with classical flair will start with proper sharpening and sample boards before moving on to more advanced topics like carving in the round.

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

8/20 - 8/20

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.

Make Your Own Foundry: Cast Your Own Hardware with Russ Allen - Click Here to Download Toollist

8/20 - 8/21

In this incredibly fun weekend workshop, Russ will show students how easy it can be to cast metal parts in your own backyard! Believe it or not, students will make their own backyard foundry then actually get to try it out! It can be quite difficult to find a foundry willing to cast the one-off parts your special project needs, so why not learn to do it yourself?

32mm 101: Mastering the 32mm Cabinetmaking Process with Scott Grove - Click Here to Download Toollist

8/20 - 8/21

If you build cases or kitchen cabinets, this class is a must. This workshop examines the benefits of the 32mm system and teaches students how to utilize it. With a simple hand jig or small multi-spindle drill press, anyone can achieve the benefits of this system.

Painting with Wood: French Marquetry with Patrick Edwards - Click Here to Download Toollist

8/22 - 8/26

This class will introduce the student to the chevalet as well as the traditional method used to create elaborate marquetry designs, referred to in the 17th century as "painting in wood." Although this class will use the chevalet as the primary cutting tool, these projects can also be done with a jigsaw. The process of building packets and working with assembly boards and hot glue will be a valuable skill in either event.

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

8/22 - 8/26

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.

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

8/22 - 8/26

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.

Veneering: From Simple to Asymmetrical and From Flat to Compound with Scott Grove - Click Here to Download Toollist

8/22 - 8/26

This workshop is for anyone who wants to take their veneering to the next level. Scott will focus on alternative pattern matching, playing with chatoyance and compound veneering. Selecting, conditioning, bleaching, seaming, and repairing methods will also be covered in detail.

Make the Perfect Router Table with Doug Dale & Zane Powell - Click Here to Download Toollist

8/27 - 8/28

Here it is! The router table you have all seen and probably used and definitely the router table you've always needed. In this two-day class, students will build the very router table that is used every day here at MASW!

Stitch-N-Glue Pedestal Table with David Orth - Click Here to Download Toollist

8/27 - 8/28

This class is a lesson in thinking and working outside the box - literally. Flat, thin, flexible skins are joined together into a richly curved, voluminous, strong, and lightweight table that can be use as a pedestal, a lamp stand, or a sculpture display.

Tools, Techniques, Jigs and Tricks for Hand-Cut Mortise and Tenon Joinery with Jeff Miller - Click Here to Download Toollist

8/27 - 8/28

Over the years, Jeff has explored, developed, refined, and rediscovered numerous ways to make the mortise and tenon joint easier and more precise. The resulting techniques, tricks and jigs will make cutting mortise and tenon joints by hand a quick and very accurate way to work.

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

8/29 - 9/2

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.

Building the Slat Back Chair with Jeff Miller - Click Here to Download Toollist

8/29 - 9/2

Building a chair is one of the most rewarding projects anyone can take on; but where in the world would you start on a project with so many challenges? Jeff, author of Chairmaking & Design, and the creator of some 40 different chair designs, will guide students through the building of this very comfortable and versatile chair.

Professional Finishing Results: From Decorative to Elegant with Greg Johnson - Click Here to Download Toollist

8/29 - 9/2

In this intensive, one week class, you will learn what it takes to get truly professional results with your wood finishing projects. Greg teaches how he produces these finishes on a daily basis and shares his many tried-and-true techniques over the course of the week.




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September 2016

Through The Narrow Gate with Marc Adams & Bill Spencer - Click Here to Download Toollist

9/6 - 9/10

During the last week of June, 2014 we shut down the entire school for one week to offer our facilities to Bill and Stacy Spencer for a weeklong workshop called Through the Narrow Gate with Marc Adams. This workshop will involve 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.

Making a Number 1 Chair; Part II, with Michael Fortune - Click Here to Download Toollist

9/12 - 9/16

This two-part class is a wonderful opportunity to learn how to make an awarding winning and comfortable dining or desk chair first designed by Michael in 1979. Michael is well-known for his “no math” approach to making complex compound joinery. And, of course, each student will construct this charming chair.

Making an "A" Style Mandolin with John Ressler - Click Here to Download Toollist

9/12 - 9/18

Are you looking to advance your musical instrument building skills? Building your own mandolin from scratch will not only challenge and hone your skills, but will elevate you to the a next level luthier.

Turning and Burning with Jennifer Shirley & Cynthia Gibson - Click Here to Download Toollist

9/12 - 9/16

Participants will make small bowls, small dishes and open vessels in a way that simplifies and makes learning this craft fun and easy! During the week, students will learn lathe basics including sharpening, bowl turning techniques, and embellishments with color and texturing.

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

9/17 - 9/18

Simple, fast, and easy are adjectives rarely used to describe woodworking, but the techniques that students learn during this weekend are just that. You will come away from this class with a bag of tricks that can be used in endless variations of simple embellishments that will help your work make a statement.

Fixing Woodworking Mistakes with Tim Puro - Click Here to Download Toollist

9/17 - 9/18

Experienced woodworkers learn how to hide their mistakes. But you don't have to be an old pro to learn the secrets of repairing gapping joints, fixing glue splotches under stain, or filling a hole made by a 1" screw driven into 3/4" stock. All you have to do is learn the touch up and repair techniques of a furniture restorer!

Joinery II With Marc Adams - Click Here to Download Toollist

9/19 - 9/23

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.

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

9/19 - 9/23

Segmented woodturnings have a high degree of How'd he do that? This class is designed for both accomplished segmenters as well as beginners. 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.

Trim Features: Wainscott, Panel Jambs, Crown Details and Curved Moldings with Gary Striegler - Click Here to Download Toollist

9/19 - 9/23

This is the class Gary has always wanted to teach at MASW. Students will be working with full size wall mockups to learn the skills Gary uses every day on the job site to trim out a home.

Selecting, Grading and Milling Hardwood Lumber with Jerry C. Forshee - Click Here to Download Toollist

9/24 - 9/24

Most woodworkers are aware that better quality and lower-priced lumber can be purchased by buying saw mill or rough hewn lumber. But many are not familiar with the milling process or lack sufficient confidence in stock preparation to realize these cost savings. If this describes your situation, then this class is for you.

Elegant Curved Lidded Boxes with Stephen Proctor - Click Here to Download Toollist

9/24 - 9/25

This fun filled weekend will focus on using the natural flexible properties of wood to create a simple yet complex elegant hollow form without the use of steam. Stephen will demonstrate ways to make the box, how to separate the lid from the base and then how to relocate and align those pieces so they match perfectly.

Festool Router System Basics with Brian Sedgeley - Click Here to Download Toollist

9/24 - 9/25

In this class, Brian will cover the full Festool router lineup, including the MFK 700, OF 1010, OF 1400, and OF 2200, as well as key system accessories such as the MFS, LR 32 Hole boring system, and FS Guide rails. Brian will help students gain an improved understanding of advanced routing techniques as they apply to trim carpentry, cabinet work, and furniture construction.

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

9/26 - 9/30

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.

Create a Graceful Hepplewhite Bow Front Chest with Alf Sharp - Click Here to Download Toollist

9/26 - 10/2

The typical Federal bow front chest of drawers is one of the very best examples of this period. Though often quite large, the perfection of line and proportion made them always lovely and graceful. The model students will make in this class features the beautiful "French Foot", with the option for several different inlay schemes on the drawer fronts.

Hand Forging a Craftsman Style Flared Copper Wall Sconce with James K Davies - Click Here to Download Toollist

9/26 - 10/1

In this class James demonstrates several of the most important techniques in hand forging a stylish, yet simple, copper wall sconce. Students will learn to cut, shape, texture, and join copper components with copper rivets and silver brazing to create this unique fixture. Students will make a wall sconce that employs many of the celebrated design elements of the American Arts & Crafts movement.




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October 2016

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

10/1 - 10/2

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. These knives are traditionally used by native people of the Northwest but can now be found in all the major carving catalogues.

Northwest Carving: Totem Techniques with David Franklin - Click Here to Download Toollist

10/3 - 10/7

The elbow adze is one of the most important traditional tools used on the Northwest Coast for sculpting. Students will get to carve their handle, shape and sharpen their blades and then join them to the handles.

Apprenticeship with Marc Adams - Click Here to Download Toollist

10/3 - 10/14

This two-week workshop will be an intensive study of how to work with wood, through both design and physical hands-on practice. Each student will make a table (either a sofa, coffee, hall, or dining room table), but the design and embellishments will be based on the first week's practical experiences.

Build a Classic Stickley Book/Display Case with Bob Lang - Click Here to Download Toollist

10/3 - 10/7

The Gustav Stickley No. 700 Glass Door Bookcase is an iconic piece of furniture from the American Arts & Crafts period of the early 20th century. Join Bob Lang and build an accurate reproduction in the traditional quarter-sawn white oak, or choose your own wood species.

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

10/8 - 10/9

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. This class is NOT for the beginner, but the person with good bandsaw skills or anyone who has attended one of Jeff's workshops.

Sketchup for the Woodturner with J. Leko - Click Here to Download Toollist

10/8 - 10/9

Communicating 3-D designs can be difficult for a turner. Rough sketches and hand-waving only get you so far with clients. This class aims to address this shortcoming by demonstrating methods to design turned objects. With consistent practice, students will learn to model their ideas, and better convey them to others.

Turning Delightful Ornaments with Uncommon Materials with Mark Hedin - Click Here to Download Toollist

10/8 - 10/9

Ornaments make wonderful personalized gifts for the holidays. During this hands-on two day class students will learn to turn uncommon materials to produce stunning one-of-a-kind multimedia heirloom ornaments. Come and learn to turn unusual materials into breath taking ornaments that will astonish and bewilder friends and family.

Bowls: Traditional, Natural Edge and Nested Sets with Andy Cole - Click Here to Download Toollist

10/10 - 10/14

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.

Build an Heirloom Wall Cabinet Using Traditional Hand Tool Skills with J. Leko - Click Here to Download Toollist

10/10 - 10/14

In this class, students will develop and refine their hand tool skills by building a small decorative wall cabinet using traditional handtools: chisels, backsaws, scrapers, and bench and joinery planes. This cabinet will involve cutting tapered sliding dovetails in the shelf to lock the carcass sides together, a small drawer and a ship lapped back.

Combining Wood and Cast Concrete Components with Clay Foster - Click Here to Download Toollist

10/10 - 10/14

Concrete - it's not just for sidewalks anymore! Ever wanted to add a new material to your furniture, but didn't know the technical aspects? Then combining wood and concrete may be your next project. This class will give each student the opportunity to design and create unique projects that use the best properties of both.

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

10/15 - 10/16

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.

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

10/15 - 10/16

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.

Identifying, Conserving and Restoring Finishes with Mitch Kohanek - Click Here to Download Toollist

10/15 - 10/16

A lot of old furniture can be beautifully restored without having to completely strip and refinish. Mitch will discuss how "fissures" (the cracking of a finish) plays a role in maintaining the integrity and originality of the piece. French Polishing will also be covered as a way to "refurbish" the object once the proper cleaning has been performed. Some structural repairs will also be discussed.

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

10/17 - 10/21

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!

Hands-on Finishing with Mitch Kohanek [Oct] - Click Here to Download Toollist

10/17 - 10/21

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.

Making a Federal Style Dovetailed Blanket Chest with Jeff Headley & Steve Hamilton - Click Here to Download Toollist

10/17 - 10/21

This five day class will be an in-depth study of the construction techniques used to build a Federal style blanket chest. This is a more elegant and sophisticated piece compared to its cousin from the Chippendale period. This is an intensive project but most aspects of the construction process will be covered. It will be Jeff and Steve's goal to send you off with a firm understanding of what is needed to complete your chest.

Traditional Marquetry: Creating Both Simple and Complex Cuts with a Shoulder Kinfe with Bret Headley - Click Here to Download Toollist

10/17 - 10/21

This workshop will explore a knife cutting marquetry technique practiced in the shop of David Roentgen, who is considered the greatest cabinetmaker and marqueteur of 18th century Europe. Students will have the opportunity to make their own shoulder knife and learn the different ways it can be used with the aid of a pattern or completely free form. Students will have plenty of time to make unique and historical images with wood.

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

10/22 - 10/23

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.

Chippendale Embellishments with Jeff Headley & Steve Hamilton - Click Here to Download Toollist

10/22 - 10/23

This two day class will be an in-depth study of the techniques used to spiff up your next Chippendale piece. Jeff and Steve will not only cover the style of carving from this period, but other Chippendale embellishments such as ogee feet, stop fluted quarter columns, turned capitols, unique bases and more. This weekend workshop will be everything Chippendale with lots of hands-on.

Demystifying the Traditional Backsaw with Mark Harrell - Click Here to Download Toollist

10/22 - 10/23

If you can take apart an old vintage Bailey No. 5 jack plane, then you can certainly break down, clean, maintain and sharpen, and re-tension a traditional backsaw. Mark shows you how to breathe new life into your saw that will see at least another century's service, using common sense cleaning and maintenance techniques. By the end of the course, you will know how to keep a fresh edge on your back saw.

Designing Chairs with Michael Fortune - Click Here to Download Toollist

10/24 - 10/28

This workshop is an intensive investigation into the design and construction of dining or desk chairs. Making a unique, comfortable, strong, and attractive chair is a wonderful challenge and is considered to be the pinnacle of woodworking prowess.

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

10/24 - 10/28

This class includes something for everyone, whether a new turner or someone wishing to build and improve upon their woodturning foundation. Alan covers the basics of spindle turning, bowl turning, and how to execute a fine-fitting, lidded box. And there's plenty of time for hands on practice!

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

10/24 - 10/28

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.