This weekend we hosted John Ressler and "Guitar Building Methods I" while Patrick Edwards led 2 one-day classes, "Veneering a Turned Vertical Column" and "Geometrical Marquetry: The Assembly Board Method." Lots to be learned...
J. Paul Fennell spent his week at the school focused on techniques for turning elegant hollow forms. After learning how to make aesthetically pleasing hollow vessels, his students turned their attentions to the decorative possibilities by adding carving, texturing and piercing to their completed hollow forms.
Patrick Edwards, one of the nations premiere marquetry experts, brought his old-world skills to MASW. His students learned how he creates his exquisite marquetry pieces using the French Chevalet. And then they got plenty of opportunity to practice on the school's Chevalets as they made several increasingly difficult Boulle designs during the week.
Graham Blackburn brought his decades of experience, both as a woodworker and a teacher, to MASW this week as he led his class through the process of designing their own furniture projects. The results were impressive. Everyone left with a new personalized furniture piece designed and ready to build!
This weekend the shop is busy with "Festool Essentials with Brian Sedgeley," "Finishing for Woodturners with Alan Lacer" and "Quilting: Easy Techniques for Adding Dimension & Curves to Any Project with Amy Harry." Once again, something for everyone!
A Maloof-style sculpted rocker is one of the most challenging projects we offer at MASW. These students continued the work they began in Rocking Chair I and by the end of the week their progress was impressive.