I enjoyed once again being an instructor at the Marc Adams School of Woodworking. This year I taught 14 students how to build a bow-front table using a blend of machine and hand tools. The MASW has great facilities, outstanding staff, and some of the friendliest students you’ll ever meet. We had a great time building together.

Here is the bench room the night before class. It’s bustling with activity for the next five days. Every student has their own Lie-Nielsen work bench. The Marc Adams School of Woodworking has top-notch facilities.

Here is the table we made. It is a blast to build and looks great in a home. You can place it in a hallway, behind a sofa or in an entryway. This one is made out of cherry and eucalyptus. Note the beautiful radial veneer pattern on the table top.

Here a student is using a hollow chisel mortiser to cut the mortises in the legs.

Here is a table starting to take shape.

After re-sawing a board to make the plys, we use a vacuum bag to bend the laminated front apron of the table.

Here I am with Marc Adams and three of the other instructors. Starting from the left is Michael Fortune, Scott Grove, Marc Adams, and Alan Lacer. These guys are amazing artisans and it’s a privilege to be involved at the school with them.