Welcome to this weeks publication of Heart Hand and Eye, Inside Passage School of Fine Woodworking's publication which highlights the work of our students, alumni and faculty. Remember to check in next week when we will be unveiling exciting new changes underway with our facility.
As with many of JK's lectures Jim spoke not only about our selected topic , in this case plane making but about our craft. We have made some progress in making available snippets of Jim's lectures available online in the form of pod casts. We hope to have a few uploaded in the coming weeks.
Resident Journeyman Program
Doug Ives from Gibsons British Columbia uses his fine wooden smoother made in the inaugural Craftsman Program to dial in the fit of the archway of his cabinet. Doug continues to be a be a gentle and patient mentor and ambassador for our school and our students.
Dry fit of stand with seven sided legs in African Mahogany by Juan Carlos from Caracas Venezuela. Juan Carlos had intend to have a lower rail system but after mocking it up it was decided that it was best without. The rails are bent laminations and they are attached to the legs using twin angled mortise and tenon. Juan Carlos and his work set a fine example of what our school is all about.
Paul Nielsen (right) and his lovely wife Robyn of Evergreen Alabama will be leaving us this week. A farewell party will be held in their honor tonight at Varco Beach. Paul and Robyn will be dearly missed by all of us at the school and by our community. It is amazing the impact our students and their families have made on our small community.
Jack West from Fort Jones California uses one of our Davis & Wells boring machines to drill for the locator dowels for one of three planes he made at the school this week. Jack is the first to arrive each morning, his enthusiasm for the craft is inspiring to us all.
Kunga Delotsange from New York via Tibet uses one of our domestic General shapers to run the slot for his cape screw on his second plane of bocote. Kunga and his family are a welcome addition to our small oceanside community.
Kathleen Murphy from Edmonton Alberta uses a file with a safe edge to shape a cross pine for one of her planes made this week. Kathleen has taken full advantage of her time here and has immersed herself in the craft building upon her commercial cabinetmaking background.
Josh Shrae from Anchorage Alaska flushes up locator dowels prior to the glue up of his first plane of jatoba. Josh has made a few wooden planes prior to arriving to the school and spent the week learning how to dial in each of these planes and still managed to make a few more.
Chris Moore from Redmond Washington uses the #80 cabinet scraper from one of our student tool kits to make pristine shavings. Chris completed three planes and began a fourth at the school this week.
Jamie Laternus from Vancouver British Columbia here for his third class here at the school, uses a cabinet scraper to prepare the inside surfaces of his center block prior to cutting the ramps for his first plane. Jamie donated a laptop for our students replacing the desktop computer in our gallery he donated a few years back. Jamie will be returning in a few weeks with several students who have taken classes with Jamie in the past. It will be somewhat of a class reunion. Always nice to have Jamie back.
Chuck Taylor from Everett Washington begins the initial shaping of his first of two planes made at the school this week. Chuck is an avid tool collector and a wealth of knowledge. The above plane took lovely shavings and once the shaping was complete was a delight to hold in your hand.
Lars Carlson from Ephrata Washington uses a card scraper to clean up the surfaces of his first plane. Lars made a second plane, a smoother out of castello boxwood. Lars had made wooden planes prior to coming to our school and this week learned how to make them sing.
Brian Larson from Lacombe Alberta lays out for the cross pin on one of his six planes made this week at the school. Brian is a teacher and will be incorporating plane making into his college curriculum for teacher education. Brian and his lovely wife took advantage of our lovely weather and drove up the coast and hiked into Skookumchuck Narrows on Thursday evening.
Resident Craftsman & Teacher Robert Van Norman talks about the many subtleties which effect the performance of a wooden plane. On Saturday Artisan students were given an optional day in the shop and used the time to making shooting boards and making more planes.
Doug and Robert prepare a large carving blank of local red cedar for Bradley Hunt and his sons Shawn and Dean.
The above marquetry by Jason Klager of Prince George British Columbia is was featured in a recent publication of Fine Woodworking Magazine. This week the cabinet was purchased by Artisan alumni and patron of the school Jim Astorian of Germany.
We are in the process of setting up websites for each of our Craftsman Program alumni. Please forward any images or text you would like included on your web page including a biography to firstname.lastname@example.org
Artisan & Craftsman for Programs 2008 -2009
There is limited space available in our Artisan Programs for 2008. If you would you would like more information or would like to register call Yvonne toll free at 1.877.943.9663. Alternatively registrations may be faxed to 1.604.885.9711.
We have confirmed our first-year students for the 2008-2009 Craftsman Program. The group consists of men and women from Japan, Ireland, Columbia, United States & Canada. We are currently accepting applications for the 2009-2010 Craftsman Program.
Artisan Program Schedule for 2009
Inside Passage School of Fine Woodworking is pleased to announce the addition of a new program at the school. The Resident Artisan Program picks up where the Artisan Program leaves off allowing graduates of our Artisan Program the opportunity to return to the school and for the designing and making of a fine piece of furniture under the direction of Inside Passage School of Fine Woodworking Faculty and Resident Craftsman.
The Resident Artisan Program provides a great opportunity to refine existing skills and develop new skills in a relaxed and creative environment conducive to doing fine work.
There is limited space in this program. Currently the first session is full and we are accepting registrations for the second session which runs from July 14th to August 22nd 2008. We are now booking Resident Artisan Registrations for 2009. If you would like more information about this program contact Yvonne at 1.877.943.9663 and arrange for an initial consultation with our Program Director.