We always enjoy having Silas Kopf at the school. As did these lucky participants. Silas spent lots of one on one time with students as they developed their own unique marquetry odyssey!
Handskills with Stephen Proctor is another class we consider to be one of the cornerstones of the curriculum at the school. Over the years he's been the gateway to discovering the potential of handtools for many of our alumni. These lucky participants got to see why Stephen is considered one of the best craftsman working today.
Alf Sharp brings another classic period piece to MASW and the knowledge of how to make it a masterpiece. By the end of the week, his students are well on their way to making their own period masterpieces while honing many of their skills in the process.
This magical weekend included "Parent/Child Wand Magic with Wand Wizard Carl Booth," "Making Jigs & Fixtures for Machining Accurate Mortise & Tenons with Jerry C. Forshee," "Table Construction: A Surgical Approach with Steve Latta" and "Woodworkers Guide To Fine Finishing with Mike Pekovich." No matter what your interests, there was something for everyone this weekend!
Steve Latta and the 2015 participants in this 2-part apprenticeship return from developing the techniques and details of the federal period and are ready to apply them to their new projects. And some beautiful projects, they are!
Mike Pekovich is back for his second season and he has a lot of information to share about the art of making fine cabinets. Along with a flair for the Arts & Crafts style, his class learn many efficient ways to take their woodworking up a notch.