Woodworking Classes

BeyondTheVise

Beyond The Vise: Workholding For Hand Tools

Why go beyond the vise? While most workbenches include a vise, it’s not always effective for all hand tool work. Things get even more difficult if you don’t have a good vise, or are working away from your regular workbench. A variety of work holding methods have evolved over the centuries to help out....

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New Course Download – Dust Collection Ductwork

Ductwork Online Course Dust collection should be considered a holistic “system,” not just a machine. A good system starts with effective capture of dust at point of generation, includes efficient transport of the chips and dust, and depends on thorough separation and collection of dust and wood chips, leaving only clean air behind. In...

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Classes With Bob Lang in 2012

Next year I’ll be teaching two classes on using Google SketchUp for designing woodworking projects, and a new class about making authentic Arts & Crafts period details. In April, I’ll be teaching for the first time at Annapolis Woodworks, in Annapolis, Maryland, with a weekend workshop on SketchUp, April 21-22. In August, I’ll be...

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Graham Blackburn Steps in for Ailing David Charlesworth

Graham Blackburn has joined the list of expert woodworkers instructing at this year’s Woodworking in America Conference (Sept. 30-Oct. 2 at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center). He has kindly agreed to step in at the last minute for David Charlesworth, who, we’re sorry to announce, has been hospitalized for pneumonia. In addition to teaching...

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One-day Tickets Available for Woodworking in America

With just 15 days to go until Woodworking in America 2011 commences, we still have room for more people. So, we’ve decided to offer one-day passes. Single-day passes are now available for either Friday or Saturday (there are no passes for the Sunday half-day) for $175 each. A one-day conference pass gives you full...

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Woodworking at the End of the World

Do not tell my wife this, but one of the best parts of teaching woodworking is getting to travel. Since I started teaching woodworking six years ago I have seen many places that I’ve always wanted to visit: Germany, Maine and Portland, Ore., to name a few. But perhaps the most gorgeous setting for...

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A Bit of Podcast Heckling

I had the inestimable pleasure of talking with Shannon Rogers (The Renaissance Woodworker) a few nights back about Woodworking in America 2011 – for which Early Bird registration ends at 11:59 p.m. this Sunday night, Aug. 14 – sign up now! We discussed the sessions I’m teaching, what I’m most excited about in terms...

My Trashiest Dovetails in 10 Years

Today my worst nightmare as a teacher came true during a dovetail demonstration. As I knocked together the components of the joint under the watchful eyes of 18 students and two video cameras at the Marc Adams School of Woodworking, I realized that the joint I cut was probably the gappiest one I’d cut...

To the Assistant Maggots: Cheers!

When I call my students “maggots,” I do it in only the kindest, most loving way possible. After all, most of them are at the very beginning of their journey on handwork. If I wanted to be cruel I would call them “pupae” or “assistant maggots.” Today, the maggots and I worked on joinery...