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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.

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Our third week of the season launches with 3 more sold out classes with 3 sensational instructors at the bench. In our front bench room and machine room we are pleased to welcome back Gary Striegler with "Trim Features: Wainscot, Panel Jambs, Crown Details & Curved Moldings." Students in Gary's class will be working with full size wall mockups to learn the skills Gary uses every day on the job site to trim out a home. They'll begin with specific exercises in how to make, and then install, curved trims; they'll learn the tricks to cutting and installing crown molding and how to build a panel door jamb; next they'll create well-proportioned crown molding details with options for pediment details over doors and cabinets. Add some wainscoting and window jambs and trim and you'll have all the techniques necessary to trim out any home with distinction. By the end of the week Gary's students will know why he's made the cover of Fine Homebuilding magazine more than any other builder working today.

Our Outpost bench room is currently home to "Marquetry with Marc Adams". Everyone in this class, regardless of their experience level, will learn everything they need to know to use veneer to make striking "pictures in wood." From proper handling to simple knife-cutting technique, Marc's students will progress quickly to full blown marquetry, creating many pressed and lacquered works of art. Marc will also show them his prized technique for dying veneer to create any required color. With lots of hands-on time to practice, they will leave with a skills that will dramatically increase the value of any piece of furniture.

Finally, we've got "Turning Bowls and Embellishing Made Easy with Jennifer Shirley" occupying our back lathe room. Jennifer will take the craft of turning wood bowls and break it down into several easy to understand steps that will have her students turning beautiful bowls by weeks end. With plenty of discussion on design, tool sharpening, chainsawing bowl blanks and the techniques for drying bowls reliably, Jennifer's class will leave fully prepared to continue exploring the art of bowl turning. Jennifer will also share her highly regarded surface embellishment techniques. By Friday her class will definitely be ready to take their bowls to the next level!

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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Masters

Masters

MASW has an incredibly strong teacher base which gives our program diversity and depth. Students that pursue our Master's designation are assured of receiving a well rounded education by teachers that make their living as Master woodworkers. Read More

Fellowship

Fellowship

The Michael Fortune Fellowship program picks up where the Master's program leaves off and is open to all who have completed their Masters designation. This program leads the student towards a profession or a passionate avocation as a respected woodworker. Read More

Wood Turning

Wood Turning

Working closely with program director Alan Lacer, MASW has created this unique opportunity for wood turners to challenge yourselves and broaden your woodturning skills while exploring a the wide array of different techniques that is woodturning. Read More

Weekend Workshops

Weekend Workshops

Super weekend specials are designed to give you an opportunity to spend the weekend with one of the masters in the field of woodworking. Classes are scheduled just Saturday or Sunday or both Saturday and Sunday. Read More