Jerry C. Forshee, a life long DIYer, began his serious furniture building and woodworking efforts with a course at MASW in 1997. After many subsequent courses, he completed his Masters at MASW in 2011. Jerry retired in 2012 after a 44-year career at Indiana University (Bloomington) in a variety of technical and administrative positions. He was recently featured in Psychological Brain Sciences magazine (PBS is an Alumni, Faculty, Staff and student news magazine for Indiana University) for his workmanship as a Master Builder. He has written for both Popular Woodworking and Fine Woodworking magazines. Jerry now enjoys devoting more time to family, woodworking and sharing his passion for woodworking by teaching and assisting instructors at MASW (which he considers his second home). In 2014 Jerry was awarded the John C. Coolidge Memorial Award for outstanding services to MASW. He is a frequent volunteer at MASW in the off-season helping prepare stock, servicing equipment and helping with the big clean up getting ready for the upcoming new MASW season.

Workshops with Jerry

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We have taken HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS of photos over the years of our students, instructors, and staff — during classes, after classes, and at various gatherings. Throughout this brochure and on our website, you will see many photos that were taken prior to the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic. Images of people without masks or not practicing social distancing were taken before the pandemic and before the safety practices were implemented. Please rest assured, we follow all of the safety precautions and guidelines mandated by our local and state health officials. Community means everything to us —we aim to provide a safe environment for all who teach and learn at MASW. If you have any questions or concerns regarding our practices, or would like more detailed information about the school’s health and safety guidelines, please do not hesitate to call or email us!