Marc Adams School of Woodworking The Premier Woodworking School in North America
Our 22nd Season of Classes Has Begun!
We are thrilled to begin our 22nd season 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.
We finish off our first month of classes in the 2015 season with 3 of the nation's best woodworking instructors at the bench. In our front bench room and machine room we have "Basic Woodworking with Marc Adams." During this sold-out class, Marc's students will receive a thorough introduction to the skills needed to begin a discovery of the joys of woodworking. Beginning with tool safety and control, his students will quickly graduate to joinery, veneer work and shaping. Before the end of the week, each person will have crafted their first piece of furniture - a sculpted nightstand made of maple. By Friday afternoon, with plenty of practice time under their belts, they will be well on their way to discovering the fun that is woodworking!
Next up, occupying the Outpost bench room is Mitch Kohanek and "Hands-On Finishing." Students in this class will learn many new finishing techniques as they explore several different finishing systems. Mitch will also provide in-depth information about each system and why it produces a given result. He will also cover applications using dyes, stains, toners, and glazing techniques. He will even teach you the basics of color matching. By the end of this week, his students will be able to solve common problems and fix finishing defects, as well as apply a professional finish to any piece of furniture.
Finally, in the back bench room, we are pleased to welcome back nationally recognized woodworker, Roy Underhill, for "Bench Top Tool Chest." Students in Roy's class will spend the week working entirely with hand tools as Roy steps them through the process of making this classic British-American bench top tool chest. Along the way, they will master through dovetails, how to make moldings and the assembly process behind frame and panel construction. Best of all, they get to spend a week with one of the most engaging hand tool enthusiasts on the planet.
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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