The Narrow Gate Exchange: Combining Compassion with Craftsmanship August 26-30, 2019
$700 tax deductable donation to the Narrow Gate Exchange
*Milling and dimensioning raw material
*Joinery in a production environment
*Product design and construction
*Hand tool techniques and maintenance
*Power tool techniques and maintenance
*Help launch a sustainable furniture program abroad
With your passion for woodworking and your love of people it’s possible for YOU to impact lives around the world for generations to come. Join MASW, Narrow Gate and Wood-Mizer® as we equip eight young men from four developing nations with the fundamental skills necessary to make items, such as desks and chairs, for schools in their own community, as well as other useful items for the home. During the week there will be eight young men from four different countries. MASW is looking for 20 more volunteers willing to come and assist the process. During the week MASW volunteers will be paired with teams from each region and assist in the teaching and building process. The week will involve learning how to turn the log into boards then turn these boards into functioning items that can be use to help build a better society in their own country. Skills will revolve around simple hand work, jigs and fixtures and the assembly process. Groups will learn how to dress boards to square and how to cut simple, yet strong, joinery. By the end of the week each foreign team will have the confidence and know-how to produce items with a high level of repeatability, accuracy and function back in their home nation. At the conclusion of the workshop, the North American missionaries and the MASW volunteers will head home while the young men from each region will go to Narrow Gate for 80 days to put into action what they learned at MASW. While there, they will also be taught the gospel so that they can share both skill and the word of God within their own community.
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.