An Open Spot in my 18th-century Workbench Class


We’ve had a cancellation in my 18th-century Workbench Class at the Marc Adams School of Woodworking that takes place June 9-13.

If you’d like to claim that space, call Paula at 317-535-4013 or register via the school’s web site:

This is the only workbench class I’m teaching this year, and I don’t have any more scheduled for 2015 or 2016 as yet. We’ll be building French-style workbenches using some awesome 12/4 ash from Horizon Wood Products.

Your bench can be up to 8’ long and incorporate any vises that you wish to purchase. The bench design will accommodate almost any vise, from the Benchcrafted products to an iron quick-release vise. The French bench is truly “open architecture.”

Warning: These classes are physical. There is heavy lifting involved. Long days. Camaraderie and brown liquor (after class) are the usual by-products of this class. I highly recommend these classes as a way to get your “dream bench” completed. The heavy equipment (a 24”-wide planer!) helps get the job done so you can get on with the task/joy of building furniture.

Hope you can join us. If we don’t have a taker, I’ll build an extra bench and sell it so I can get an extra kidney and liver installed.

— Christopher Schwarz

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3 Responses to An Open Spot in my 18th-century Workbench Class

  1. toolnut says:

    Wifey’s B-day right in there. As much as I’d like to think that I could convince her that having me gone is really a gift, I don’t think it would fly; but, would I be interested in possibly purchasing the extra bench.

  2. Todd Eckelberg says:

    Hey Chris,

    My name is Todd Eckelberg. I’m the “MD getting into woodworking” dude. You may remember several random questions I’ve emailed you through the years (which you were kind enough to answer). I called and left a message on Marc Adams School’s answering machine and sent an email to reserve the open spot for this course. Unfortunately, they are closed and don’t know if the spot was still open. If someone didn’t beat me to the punch, I’ll be seeing you there. Looking forward to it.

    Todd Eckelberg

  3. David Ewing says:


    The team at MASW are great. Im sure they will contact you either way. Hope you made the cut and ill see you there.


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