Jim setting up the shaper for rabbet. Jim has developed that sensible balance we strive for at the school. The balance between the use of hand and machine tools. Jim's family are coming from Germany to spend the last week of the six week Artisan Program with him.
Owen cleans up his cabinet after initial glue up. Owen is also taking our six week Artisan Program. Owen and Jim have taken advantage of the many evening and weekend hours at the school and have managed to make several tools including: planes, spoke shaves, chair scrapes, shooting boards, chopping blocks and bevel gauges. In addition they have been exposed to and have had the opportunity to develop many of the skills covered in our Craftsman Program.
Terry, from A & M Woods and his wife Cathy dropped by the school for a visit. Terry was a tremendous help to our students this past year. Terry, an accomplished craftsman in his own right has a good eye for wood and sourced out wood for our students on a number of occasions this past year.
Jamie, discovers the sport of free hand mortising. Jamie commented on the first day that his experience at InsidePassage last year opened his eyes to a whole new world of possibilities. Jamie has donated a computer to the school for students to check their e-mail and source out materials. We will look forward to his next visit.
Federico, one of our resident craftsman shares his thoughts on partitions. The students benefit a great deal from having resident craftsman at the school. Students coming for even one of our one week courses have the opportunity to observe skilled craftsman working at their craft.
Mark using one of the schools wooden jointer planes to shoot the edge of the frame and panel back as he fits the back to the doweled cabinet. In this one week program students had the opportunity to construct a small wall cabinet of doweled construction and fit it with a frame and panel back. Students prepare the surfaces and edges with planes and files.
Ian explains to the students the cleanup and fitting of a tenon. Ian is also one of our resident craftsman and teachers at the school. Ian has a strong aesthetic and has developed into a fine craftsman. His relaxed thorough teaching style is appreciated by our students.
Artisan D, Joinery from left Back row: Ian, Mark, Jim, Owen, Robert & Jamie. Front Row Coulter & Federico.
A birthday at Inside Passage. Federico leads the class in Happy Birthday in Spanish. Federico's wife Veronica, a dear friend celebrates her first birthday in Canada.