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Rustic Farm Table

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

Come build this Adirondack style Rustic Farm table and give your dining room a little bit of Adirondack flair! With Jim's guidance, you'll make a table your family will love to gather around for years to come. The final product will measure 40 inches wide by 6 feet long and will comfortably seat 4-6 adults.

Open Forge Night

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

Interested in blacksmithing but unsure how to start? Open Forge Night is the place for you! Every third Wednesday of the month during our blacksmithing season, come see demonstrations by expert blacksmith Steve Gurzler. Observing the demonstration is free and open to the public. If you want to try your hand at blacksmithing there is a $20 fee to cover the cost of materials. Safety precautions must be followed - including hard shoes with no open toes, long pants, goggles (supplied) and gloves (supplied).

Rustic Farm Table

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

Come build this Adirondack style Rustic Farm table and give your dining room a little bit of Adirondack flair! With Jim's guidance, you'll make a table your family will love to gather around for years to come. The final product will measure 40 inches wide by 6 feet long and will comfortably seat 4-6 adults.

Weaving 101: Introduction to Weaving on a Floor Loom

Students will learn to weave through instruction and hands on experience! Students will learn about equipment, terminology, and the procee of weaving, including planning, winding a warp, dressing a loom, weaving and finishing. Students will make a sampler of plain and twill weaves. No prior look experience needed.

Large Copper Embossing

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

Learn the discipline of Metal Working known as Embossing. Students will transfer an image of their choosing from a paper template to a sheet of copper by using various sizes of stylus and other hand tools to create a textured picture. Students will find that copper is a very workable material. Your finished piece will fit in with any Adirondack decor or even in a rustic birch frame! This piece is 12" x 12".

Forging Small Garden Tools

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

Learn to forge a garden trowel, fork and rack from carbon steel. Eliminate the hassle of cheap garden supply tools that often bend and break. You'll learn some basic forging techniques while making quality tools and have the satisfaction of using tools you've made yourself.

Make Your Own Adirondack Chair

In 1903, the first Adirondack chair was built in the town of Westport, N.Y. and has since taken the world by storm. Its contoured seat and back, along with its wide arms make it the perfect chair for lounging in after a hard day’s work. You will start with surfaced pine, cut the pieces, shape them on a router table, sand them and then assemble your own Adirondack chair. No prior woodworking experience is necessary but be prepared to use power tools.
Join us for this special Father’s Day and learn from notable AFS father & son duo, John & Ben Cerveny and build your very own Adirondack chair.

Blanket Basket

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

This large basket uses wide stakes and weavers for strength and durability, yet the base lifts slightly in the classic "Cathead" shape. The basket is woven with reed, and students may incorporate accent strips for color and interest. Generously sized and perfect for storing throws, pillows, towels etc., the basket is finished with a hand-carved oak handle.

Forging Small Garden Tools

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

Learn to forge a garden trowel, fork and rack from carbon steel. Eliminate the hassle of cheap garden supply tools that often bend and break. You'll learn some basic forging techniques while making quality tools and have the satisfaction of using tools you've made yourself.

Scroll Saw Ornamental Trivets

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

This class is designed for both the beginning and experienced scroll saw user with patterns of increasing difficulty to be used during the day. The first pattern to be completed by the student will have all exterior cuts of varying tightness of curvature. The second pattern will have both interior and exterior cuts requiring the student to become accustomed to frequently resetting the scroll saw blade. The final pattern will require the student to make numerous intricate interior cuts to complete. The patterns shown in the photo are only representative of possible trivet patterns to be used. The owl is the most difficult and should only be attempted by a daring student.

Make Your Own Adirondack Chair

In 1903, the first Adirondack chair was built in the town of Westport, N.Y. and has since taken the world by storm. Its contoured seat and back, along with its wide arms make it the perfect chair for lounging in after a hard day’s work. You will start with surfaced pine, cut the pieces, shape them on a router table, sand them and then assemble your own Adirondack chair. No prior woodworking experience is necessary but be prepared to use power tools.
Join us for this special Father’s Day and learn from notable AFS father & son duo, John & Ben Cerveny and build your very own Adirondack chair.

Blanket Basket

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

This large basket uses wide stakes and weavers for strength and durability, yet the base lifts slightly in the classic "Cathead" shape. The basket is woven with reed, and students may incorporate accent strips for color and interest. Generously sized and perfect for storing throws, pillows, towels etc., the basket is finished with a hand-carved oak handle.

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