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Mortise and Tenon Construction

Adirondack Folk School 51 Main St., Lake Luzerne, NY

This class will focus on the proper making of mortise and tenon joinery for gate and railing construction. You'll make the tooling, punches, drifts, monkey tools and more. Special tools used by professional smiths to increase consistency of dimension will be shown and made. The secret of forging angled tenons easily and accurately will also be taught.

Adirondack Dulcimer Making

Adirondack Folk School 51 Main St., Lake Luzerne, NY

Drawing from over 30 years of fine instrument making, Martin Macica will share his knowledge of the principles and practice of dulcimer making, leading participants through the process of making their own dulcimer from scratch using hand tools. This intensive course will cover every aspect of dulcimer making, including the carving of the scroll. Participants will leave with a working knowledge of dulcimer making, and a handcrafted instrument ready for a lifetime of making music.

Beginning Crochet – Make a Dishcloth

Adirondack Folk School 51 Main St., Lake Luzerne, NY

Learning to crochet is a snap! Don't feel intimidated by the lovely creations that you see. You can learn to make them, too. Patricia will help you learn several different stitches as you make something beautiful for your home or a gift. Ages 8 and up.

Adirondack Dulcimer Making

Adirondack Folk School 51 Main St., Lake Luzerne, NY

Drawing from over 30 years of fine instrument making, Martin Macica will share his knowledge of the principles and practice of dulcimer making, leading participants through the process of making their own dulcimer from scratch using hand tools. This intensive course will cover every aspect of dulcimer making, including the carving of the scroll. Participants will leave with a working knowledge of dulcimer making, and a handcrafted instrument ready for a lifetime of making music.

AFS Sewing Circle

Adirondack Folk School 51 Main St., Lake Luzerne, NY

Calling all fiber artists! Do you have a project you're in the middle of? Want some company while you work? Sounds like AFS Sewing Circle is the place for you! Quilters, knitters, and fiber artists alike are welcome to join us every month for an afternoon of quilting and camaraderie. Bring your works in progress, and enjoy sharing your experience and the company of your fellow quilters. Pre-registration is not required. All are welcome!

Sagamore Chair

Over 100 years ago, the famous Sagamore Hotel was built as an exclusive resort on Lake George in the Adirondacks. Its luxurious and spacious accommodations attracted the millionaires of the day, and the hotel continues to bring people from around the world to its spectacular spot on the lake. Come create a bit of history as you build a Sagamore chair using patterns struck from one of the original chairs; all the forms and patterns necessary are provided. Learn how to steam bend local Adirondack Red Oak into the graceful forms of this one-of-a-kind chair that is both beautiful and comfortable. Working with a variety of hand tools, you will bend and fasten the slats, laminate frame elements, join everything together and sand, finish and complete a beautiful chair ready for a prominent spot in your camp or home. Some prior woodworking experience is helpful, but beginners are welcome too.

Introduction to Traditional Joinery

Adirondack Folk School 51 Main St., Lake Luzerne, NY

Take that next step in your blacksmithing journey by learning traditional joinery work. The project is a fun, simple forgiving project where students will learn several processes: traditional corners, collars, tenons, rivets, slitting/drifting, beveled scrolls, fish-tail scrolls and regular scrolls where you will also learn how to determine the lengths of steel required to achieve a finished dimension. Learning these processes will enable you to move forward to projects limited only by your imagination!

Adirondack Dulcimer Making

Adirondack Folk School 51 Main St., Lake Luzerne, NY

Drawing from over 30 years of fine instrument making, Martin Macica will share his knowledge of the principles and practice of dulcimer making, leading participants through the process of making their own dulcimer from scratch using hand tools. This intensive course will cover every aspect of dulcimer making, including the carving of the scroll. Participants will leave with a working knowledge of dulcimer making, and a handcrafted instrument ready for a lifetime of making music.

Sagamore Chair

Over 100 years ago, the famous Sagamore Hotel was built as an exclusive resort on Lake George in the Adirondacks. Its luxurious and spacious accommodations attracted the millionaires of the day, and the hotel continues to bring people from around the world to its spectacular spot on the lake. Come create a bit of history as you build a Sagamore chair using patterns struck from one of the original chairs; all the forms and patterns necessary are provided. Learn how to steam bend local Adirondack Red Oak into the graceful forms of this one-of-a-kind chair that is both beautiful and comfortable. Working with a variety of hand tools, you will bend and fasten the slats, laminate frame elements, join everything together and sand, finish and complete a beautiful chair ready for a prominent spot in your camp or home. Some prior woodworking experience is helpful, but beginners are welcome too.

Double-Bottomed Bushel Basket

Adirondack Folk School 51 Main St., Lake Luzerne, NY

This is a great class for a first-time weaver, as well as for those who would like to learn some new weave patterns to create a unique piece. A variety of techniques will be discussed, including arrow weave and four-rod wale, as well as the use of color to create pattern. Students will begin by weaving a double-bottomed twined base. As they weave up the sides with the stop-start method, students may then choose to incorporate a variety of color and pattern which interests them. The basket is finished with a pair of leather handles made during class. With a double-bottomed base, this is a very sturdy and functional basket, as well as uniquely yours. Dimensions approx. 10" diameter, 8" high.

Introduction to Traditional Joinery

Adirondack Folk School 51 Main St., Lake Luzerne, NY

Take that next step in your blacksmithing journey by learning traditional joinery work. The project is a fun, simple forgiving project where students will learn several processes: traditional corners, collars, tenons, rivets, slitting/drifting, beveled scrolls, fish-tail scrolls and regular scrolls where you will also learn how to determine the lengths of steel required to achieve a finished dimension. Learning these processes will enable you to move forward to projects limited only by your imagination!

Adirondack Dulcimer Making

Adirondack Folk School 51 Main St., Lake Luzerne, NY

Drawing from over 30 years of fine instrument making, Martin Macica will share his knowledge of the principles and practice of dulcimer making, leading participants through the process of making their own dulcimer from scratch using hand tools. This intensive course will cover every aspect of dulcimer making, including the carving of the scroll. Participants will leave with a working knowledge of dulcimer making, and a handcrafted instrument ready for a lifetime of making music.

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