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August 2019

Introduction to Woodturning with Matthew Hill August 19-23, 2019

August 19 - August 23

Key Points: *Profile and sharpen all of your turning tools *Quickly rough out a spindle using a spindle roughing gouge *Cut coves and beads with the detail gouge *Execute cuts unique to the skew chisel *Learn roughing cuts and finishing cuts with the bowl gouge *Shear scrape end grain and create a no-sand finish

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Developing the Idea with Michael Fortune August 19-23, 2019

August 19 - August 23

Key Points: *How to identify design ideas in your environment *How to develop your own custom design sequence *How to sketch and make models and full size mockups *How to critique your own work *How to assemble an idea bank that will be useful for years to come

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Hammer Making & Tool Making with Patrick Quinn August 19-23, 2019

August 19 - August 23

Key Points: *Hammer making *Striking *Forging *Tool making

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Machinist Tool Chest: A Resting Place for Your Finest Tools with Doug Dale August 19-23, 2019

August 19 - August 23

Key Points: *Wood selection needs and requirements *Milling and joining for strength and the many components needed *Hardware selection and installation *Fitting drawers *Finishing for protecting the many treasures that lie within

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The Great Bicycle Frame Up with Mark Osgood August 19-24, 2019 (6 days)

August 19 - August 24

Key Points: *An understanding of bicycle design and sizing *Tools necessary for frame building *Materials appropriate for bike building *Woodworking and metalworking techniques *Accuracy and repeatability *Adhesive selection and use *Commercially sourced components to build your frame

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Tools, Techniques, Jigs & Tricks for Hand Cut Mortise & Tenon Joinery with Jeff Miller August 24-25, 2019

August 24 - August 25

Key points: *Build jigs that will greatly increase accuracy *Work on your basic sawing skills *Learn to chop mortises quickly by hand *Learn to pare mortises precisely to size *Learn to saw tenons efficiently and accurately *Learn to fit tenons perfectly to the mortises

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Wood-Mizer: A Company on a Mission August 24-25, 2019

August 24 - August 25

Key Points: *Hands-on operation of a Wood-Mizer® sawmill *Set up and tear down for transporting a sawmill *Site set up for optimizing productivity and safety *Loading and positioning logs on the mill *"Best board” techniques and grade sawing tips *Quarter sawing on a Wood-Mizer® *Proper maintenance and alignment of the sawmill *Basic blade technology *Establishing ... Read more

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Embellishing Your Work with Michael Fortune August 24-25, 2019

August 24 - August 25

Key Points: *Inlay techniques by hand and machine *Innovative edge treatments and details *How to add decorative feet to table or chair legs *Working with unusual materials *Use of specialized adhesives and clamping strategies *Making your own hand tools

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Small Colorful Lidded Boxes with Matthew Hill August 24-25, 2019

August 24 - August 25

Key Points: *Develop sensitivity to sharpness in cutting tools and scrapers *Turn concave and convex forms with the detail gouge *Achieve proficiency with an end grain cutting tool *Master shear scraping with the round nose scraper *Experiment with adding color and texture to your work *Develop a better awareness of design and craftsmanship on small ... Read more

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Pen Making A to Z with Barry Gross August 26-30, 2019

August 26 - August 30

Key Points: *Proper tool control *Sharpening skills will be enhanced *Achieve a perfect fit and finish on pens *Working with stabilized and non-stabilized material *Learn how to cast your own acrylic pen blanks *Learn the best way to work with acrylics and other materials *Gain a working knowledge of segmenting pens *Change and adjust a ... Read more

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