Marc Adams School of Woodworking The Premier Woodworking School in North America
Our 22nd Season is Going Strong!
We are thrilled to offer up our 22nd season of classes; providing you with the finest in hands-on woodworking education. This season promises to bring another stimulating line-up of woodworking classes and workshops, taught by the very best woodworkers the world has to offer, in the very best equipped facilities in North America.
The month of October marches on with three classes and six instructors that are sure to up your woodworking game to new levels. In our front bench and machine room we have “Make A Pie Safe with Punched Tin Doors and Side Panels with Jeff Headley and Steve Hamilton”. This course will offer an in-depth study of the construction techniques used to produce a piece of true Americana-the food safe. This particular pie safe is in the Sheraton style and is constructed using only traditional period joinery. While making this piece, students will experience cutting and fitting mortise and tenons, making period correct dovetailed drawers and turning feet with traditional Sheraton profiles. Students in this week’s class will leave with countless period construction details added to their repertoire and a beautiful piece of furniture to boot!
Meanwhile, in our new west building, we are pleased to welcome Paul Schürch back to the facility to teach “The Decorative World of Stone Inlay”. This class is about discovering the possibilities and applying the principals of working solid stone like onyx, marble, gemstones, other common and semiprecious stones for inlay into furniture, or to be displayed as a decorative stone marquetry art piece. Students will get hands-on experience building a stone marquetry panel or doing decorative stone inlay using Paul’s unique approach for working stone quickly and efficiently, while producing results that are on par with Pietre dure masterworks found in Italy.
Finally, in the our back shop is “Unimaginable! With the Three Michaels: Fortune, Hosaluk & Cooper ”. Having Michael Fortune, Michael Hosaluk and Michael Cooper, three of the most creative woodworkers working today, all in the same shop at the same time is a dream come true for our lucky participants. This intensive week will focus on all of the ways that wood can be bent, twisted, curved, rotated, turned, swirled, curled, rounded, coiled; anything but straight. Students in this incredible class will leave knowing how to bend wood using steaming, microwaving, laminating, vacuuming, pipe bending, kerf cutting and just plain sculpting. Participants will leave knowing how to achieve any shape they can imagine!
Just another typical week here at Marc Adams School of Woodworking!
Craftsman May Be Lying To You
By Scott Grove
The last time Scott Grove taught at the school, he shared this presentation, prepared for the TEDxFlour City Talks, during our Tuesday Night slide shows. In it, Scott addresses the rise of technologically driven production methods and its relation to our definition of traditional, hands-on craftmanship. Ultimately, he asks us to consider just what hand-made means in the 21st century and how do we communicate that our customers. It generated lots of discussion that week and we felt it important to share it with all of you. Enjoy!
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