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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.

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.

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.

Weaving 102: Next Steps to Weaving on a Floor Loom

Once you've learned the basics of the weaving process, it's time for your first project! Each student will wind a warp, dress a loom and weave a Tencel scarf. Multiple color choices will be available. The weave structors is based on plain weave, making this s great first project.

Eco Print Silk Scarf

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

Join Marjolaine in a 1-day class to create an eco print silk scarf. During this workshop you will explore the technique of eco printing, a method of transferring the pigment within leaves and other plant matter to silk fabric via steaming or boiling. It is a technique for printing on fabric with the natural dye color present in plants.

Weaving 102: Next Steps to Weaving on a Floor Loom

Once you've learned the basics of the weaving process, it's time for your first project! Each student will wind a warp, dress a loom and weave a Tencel scarf. Multiple color choices will be available. The weave structors is based on plain weave, making this s great first project.

Adirondack Berry Picking and Gathering Basket

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

This basket is a variation on an Adirondack Pack Basket, one of the oldest surviving traditions inside the Adirondack Park. You will use a continuous weave technique and hand shaping to create this wonderfully useful basket. Bridle leather will be used to weave the strapping and create a strap that will leave your hands free for blueberry picking or any other type of gathering. It also makes a great container to keep your yarn when knitting socks. The approximate finished size is 10" - 12" tall (width may vary). This is a challenging class with lots of hand shaping.

Introduction to Bladesmithing

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

This class is taught by renowned instructor and the very first winner of History Channel's Forged in Fire, Matthew Parkinson. Students can expect to forge and finish one 4-6" blade antler handled hunting knife, using a gas forge. Topics covered will be working with high carbon steels, knife design, forging a blade to shape, grinding, finishing, heat treating, fitting a guard and attaching a handle. This class is intended as an introductory bladesmithing class, but some forging experience is helpful. Also covered will be the design, construction and finishing of a leather belt sheath. Students will learn how to make a pattern for the individual knife. Then they will cut out, mold, stitch, dye and finish a leather sheath. Special attention will be given to the design of the sheath for good retention of the knife as well as holding up over time.

Cottage Market Basket

After weaving using natural reed, you will add your ribbon and insert the swing handle to this nice size and smart looking market basket for which you will find many uses. Tips will be shared on bases and shaping up the sides to make weaving easier for you! Some different ribbon choices will be available. 11" long x 5.5" wide x 12.5" high.

Live Edge Bowl

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

Come create a simple turned bowl that still looks and feels rustic due to its live edge. This course is targeted to those who have an interest in learning how to turn. The emphasis will be on learning how to use a lathe and tools safely and correctly. In this class, you will learn the basics of creating spindle-based objects and then work at turning your bowl. Leave the class with a lovely treasure that captures the "wild" feel of the Adirondacks!

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