Teaching a new class is always terrifying exciting. This year, the class I am most excited about teaching is the Campaign Chest class May 6-10 at the Marc Adams School of Woodworking in Franklin, Ind.
I am, as you know, quite nuts for furniture in the campaign style and am eager to vomit forth all the research I’ve been doing on the design and construction of these chests. Plus, I’m eager to teach a class that focuses on a fine piece of furniture using excellent wood and outstanding hardware.
Most of the classes I teach focus on skills – as they should be. So the projects for those classes are designed around the skills and giving students lots of practice.
This class offers a lot of opportunity to build skills – full-blind dovetails, planing highly figured woods, complex hardware installation, fitting fine drawers – and the result is one of my favorite furniture forms.
Plus, we’ll have the full arsenal of machines, assistants and benches at our disposal at the school.
The last time I talked to Marc Adams, he said there are still a handful of spots available in the class. If you are interested in the class, you can read more about it here.
I’ve received several inquires from people asking if this class would be appropriate for a beginning woodworker. Answer: Absolutely. This is a class covering basic carcase construction and a blend of hand- and power-tool techniques.
— Christopher Schwarz