Marc Adams School of Woodworking The Premier Woodworking School in North America
Our 21st Season Marches On!
We are thrilled to continue our 21st season of providing you with the finest in hands-on woodworking education. This season promises to bring a 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.
We continue the month of September with three more classes to really extend your skill level. In our front benchroom is “Curved Front Writing Desk with Chris Gochnour.” In this workshop, his students will delve into the world of curved and contoured-surface woodworking by building a graceful and functional writing desk. Some of the techniques explored include basic panel veneering, pattern routing of matching curves, and shaping curved components using band saw and bent laminating techniques. Joinery skills include hand dovetailing of curved drawer fronts, sliding dovetails, mortise and tenon joints and floating tenon joints. This workshop will definitely take Chris’s students to the next level. What’s more, they’ll have a finely crafted writing desk to cherish and admire for years to come.
Meanwhile, we’ve in our Outpost, we welcome back instructor Scott Grove and “Veneering, Inlay & Pattern Edge Applications.” 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. Selection, methods of flattening, seaming and all sorts of repair techniques will also be covered, including Scott’s “super secret” wavy contour seam. Finally, advanced seaming, inlay and patterns will be explored, including his award-winning spiral match. Scott’s students will come away with a better understanding of how to embellish your work and expand your designs and techniques in ways you never dreamed possible.
Finally, in the back machine room we’re pleased to welcome back long-time instructor Gary Striegler for another session of “Creating Exceptional Home Interiors.” In this class, Gary will share the steps he uses to build the mantles that have become one of his trademarks. His students will also learn the right way to cut and fit joints in elliptical, eyebrow and circle top casing trim. Then it’s on to staircases. Gary will give his secrets for building beautiful, safe stairways that make a great first impression. Next, Gary will show how build and install doors, including mortising hinges and boring for the door knob. Crown molding is the most dramatic and challenging type of trim and his students will leave with a thorough understaning of how to work with it. If you have ever wondered what separates fine home builders from the rest, it is all in the details of the interior.
Just another typical week here at Marc Adams School of Woodworking!
Filling Pores with Mitch Kohanek
The first step to a mirror-like finish on your next woodworking project is to properly fill the pores in the wood. Expert finisher, Mitch Kohanek, demonstrates just how that's done in our latest installment from the Marc Adams School of Woodworking.
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