Basic Woodworking with Marc Adams September 3-7, 2019 (Tues-Sat)


$825 tuition, $100 material fee
Key Points:
*Learning safe ways to use power tools
*Selecting joinery, including how to cut dovetails
*Working with veneer
*Developing hand skills
*Learning sharpening techniques
*Learning how to sculpt wood to flow
*Sanding and finishing techniques

Workshop Available

Pay a deposit of $300.00 per item


This class will advance your woodworking skills by leaps and bounds and is perfect for beginners or a husband and wife who want to spend a week together building new woodworking skills. Students begin the week by learning tool safety and set up and proper techniques for using both stationary power equipment and hand tools. Design, wood movement, joinery techniques and veneer applications are presented next. Each student will have the opportunity to practice hand skills such as sharpening, scraping, cutting dovetails and cutting and laying up veneer patterns called parquetry. On Wednesday, students begin making a sculpted nightstand that will put into practice the use of stationary power tools and hand tools. Students are required to use hand shaping techniques to give the nightstand a personality all its own. By Thursday, students begin assembling the nightstand and start preparing it for finishing. The goal is to complete the table (except finishing) by Friday afternoon. By the end of the week students will be on their way to a better understanding of fine craftsmanship.

There is an annual, nonrefundable registration fee of $45.

This registration fee is not a part of the class fee and is not deducted from the final balance due. This is the financial binding that locks you into the class and starts the registration process. This fee does not apply to students who only take one single day workshop.