Category Archives: Upcoming Classes

Meet Elia Bizzari

Meet Elia Bizzari, Windsor chairmaker and prolific instructor. He teaches both online and at woodworking studios throughout the country. He will be teaching two classes for us this summer, the Continuous Arm Windsor Chair and the Sack Back Windsor Chair. About … Continue reading

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The Brilliant Chair Design

Join us for the Brilliant Chair class this Apr. 5-6 from 9am to 4pm each day. It’s a brilliant design attributed to Aldo Leopold and usable for tiny spaces as a chair, ladder, bookshelf, or computer table. We will build … Continue reading

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Small Things in Chair Design

One of the fascinating points to emerge from our Chairs by the Roadside Show was the difference that small changes can make to a chair design. We all started with a basic Café chair that I designed and tweaked and … Continue reading

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Curiousity

It is no wonder that woodworking remains such a popular endeavor. The craft is filled with so much to learn. It is this curiosity that keeps us alive, that keeps us thriving. Learning new skills, honing old ones keeps us … Continue reading

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Residency

We just had our Resident Mentoring student finish up for the year. Brad Ewing came up from Austin, Texas to learn some woodworking and escape the heat. He did both. Check out his Table with a Drawer. Brad brought some … Continue reading

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Three Finishes in Three Days – Summer Begins!

Summer session is coming right up and we kick it all off with our Three finishes in Three Days course! How many times have you put on a finish and been less than thrilled with it? Finishing is part art … Continue reading

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March 18, 2013 Designing Wood Handles

As the designer of a piece of furniture, you are in command. You control where and how a viewer will first engage your work, where they will put their hand, what the experience of touching the piece will be like. … Continue reading

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A Simple Design

A simple design can be the most difficult to pull off well. Form, proportions, and scale are all key contributing factors to making a simple clean lined piece look good. This stool design has been a standard in the Studio … Continue reading

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The Hand Tool Shop

There is no better way to learn about the qualities of wood and working it than by using hand tools. This Spring we will offer four weeks of intensive training in hand tool use focusing on tools and sharpening, plane … Continue reading

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3 Simple Finishes: NWS / NYC

New Yorkers treated me so great when I was there a few weeks ago and were anxious for more information. I started to think how hard it is for some of them to head West and so the phrase Go … Continue reading

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