Category Archives: Education

Upcoming Class: Introduction to Marquetry, Sept. 15 – 17

After the suc­cess of the pre­vi­ous Intro­duc­tion to Mar­quetry class, I am pleased to announce we are run­ning a sec­ond class in just a few weeks. I will be teach­ing this scroll-saw based mar­quetry class at Nova Labs in Reston (1916 Isaac New­ton Square W, Reston, VA 20190) on Sept 16 and 17th. We will cov­er […]

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Furniture Education: How Wood Ages, Part II — Finish

  Today Dave is back with more on how fur­ni­ture ages, and a lit­tle bit more on what you can do to achieve the look you want with fin­ish selec­tion. Our last post talked about the ten­den­cy of wood to change as it ages, based on it’s inter­ac­tion with the atmos­phere: air and water.  Today […]

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Furniture Education: How Wood Ages, Part I

One of the things we want­ed to address with this jour­nal was to edu­cate our cus­tomers, so they can make the best deci­sions as well as hav­ing a lit­tle more under­stand­ing of a mate­r­i­al we have all around us on a dai­ly basis! Today’s top­ic is a two-part series on a top­ic that comes up […]

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Workshop Recap: Introduction to Marquetry

Good morn­ing! It’s Jenn here today, with a recap of the work­shop Dad taught in April on an Intro­duc­tion to Mar­quetry. I was lucky enough to assist him teach­ing the course, so I was there to see all the great work the stu­dents cre­at­ed while try­ing (and fail­ing) to keep us on sched­ule.  All­to­geth­er though I […]

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Introduction to Veneering Class, April 1 – 2

Water­ford is a his­toric town near Lees­burg VA, about an hour west of Wash­ing­ton DC. The Water­ford Foun­da­tion runs a Her­itage Crafts School. This year it will fea­ture five class­es in each of four months on a wide vari­ety of tra­di­tion­al crafts. As men­tioned in my pre­vi­ous post, I’ll be teach­ing an Intro­duc­tion to Veneer­ing […]

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