Driving to Indiana Sunday for a Class at Marc Adams' School Next Week

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Forum topic by Tim Roman posted 07-27-2013 08:12 AM 1110 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-27-2013 08:12 AM

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I’m headed off to Indiana on Sunday (a 10-hour drive from here in Maryland) because I’ll be attending a couple of classes next week at Marc Adams’ school near Franklin. First, I’m in a six-day long project class taught by Mike Pekovich of Fine Woodworking Magazine. We will all be building Arts-and-Crafts style entry tables. I’ll finish the week with a one day class in tool sharpening, also taught by Mike.

I take these classes to get my skill-levels up so I can start referring to myself as something other than a “beginner” at woodworking. This project will help me improve my skill at making dovetails and mortise-and-tenon joinery. I’m also very interested in learning the proper techniques for draw bore joinery.

This project was also my first real experience at selecting rough lumber in different thicknesses and getting it milled to proper specifications. The project is made of both quartersawn and riftsawn white oak. Mike provided us with a cut list for the materials and specifications to get it within 1/8th of an inch of final thickness. I do hope I selected correctly and that my glue-ups for the casework involved are satisfactory.

I’ll try to document the class here daily in my Lumberjocks blog and post pictures showing progress.

Has anybody else taken classes taught by Mike in the past?

-- Tim, Glen Burnie, Maryland

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#1 posted 07-28-2013 08:36 PM

well Tim, hope you have a great time. 10 hours is a long drive, but it may be worth the drive, to learn the right way to do something. I hope you do blog your experiences here so we all can learn from you.
also hope the weather holds up for you.

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#2 posted 07-29-2013 08:15 PM

Suspect you will find it to be an absolute blast.

I have not taken a class from Mike, but have been to Marc’s school many times. 10 hour drive for me also but coming from Kansas…642 miles from house to hotel.
Never been disappointed yet.


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