Learn from the experts at Fine Woodworking

Fine Woodworking magazine contributors and woodworking experts will present free educational sessions at the AWFS Fair Live booth No. 9784.

The schedule is as follows:

WEDNESDAY

9:30 – 11 a.m.

Integrating CNC Technology into the Small Furniture Shop

Presenter: Owain Harris

Are you dedicated to fine craftsmanship but interested in exploring new technologies? Are you considering CNC for your furniture practice but unsure where to start? In this one-hour presentation, furniture maker Owain Harris will discuss his journey from techno-phobe to reluctant CNC owner and eventual enthusiast. Harris will show participants how he has integrated the CNC into his work-flow and explore what it means to be a craftsperson in the 21st century.

11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Coloring Wood

Presenter: Roland Johnson

Too many woodworkers are terrified of adding color to their work, so they fall back on the hackneyed phrase, “I would never ruin the natural beauty of wood by changing its color.” Roland Johnson will help you get over your fear and learn to use stain to bring out the best in a piece. There are many factors that affect the successful use of color and this class will make a grand tour of them, from grain direction to glazing.

THURSDAY

9:30 – 11 a.m.

Integrating CNC Technology into the Small Furniture Shop

Presenter: Owain Harris

See description above.

11 am – 12:30 p.m.

Ten Ways to Distinguish and Add Value to Your Work

Presenter: Tom McLaughlin

In this presentation Tom McLaughlin will describe approaches to design, added details, and sometimes small embellishments that can have wide applications and significantly distinguish and enhance your work. He will use illustrations drawn from his personal experiences with clients during his nearly thirty years building custom high-end commissioned furniture. Tom will also include examples derived from his 20-year membership with the New Hampshire Furniture Masters Association.

FRIDAY

9:30 – 11 a.m.

Coloring Wood

Presenter: Roland Johnson

See description above.

11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Ten Ways to Distinguish and Add Value to Your Work

Presenter: Tom McLaughlin

See description above.

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