The Woodworkings Shows


Marc Adams

MARC ADAMS has been woodworking professionally for over 25 years. In 1991, he became a technical consultant to the WWPA, SFPA, AHEC, and the U.S. government, representing the United States on International Quality of Furniture Making. His work has appeared in Design Book Six and Design Book Seven, and his shop was featured in The Workshop by the Taunton Press as well as many other national publications and has been featured on the front cover of “Woodshop News”. He currently has a 7 part Safety Series that is being featured in Popular Woodworking magazine. He has worked with the EPA in Washington on current woodworking issues, and has been a panel commentator at the prestigious International Woodworking Fair. He specializes in veneering, carving, and joinery. Marc has won the Indiana Artist/Craftsman of the Year award three times and periodically does TV and radio talk shows on woodworking topics. He co-authored a book Working with Plastic Laminates and currently consults for both the laminate and adhesive industries. His “Technical Technique” video series is the largest-selling video series in the history of woodworking, and was recently awarded four “Telly” awards. Marc lectures nationally for universities, guilds, and The Woodworking Shows out of Los Angeles and does Train the Trainer programs for most of today’s biggest tool manufactures. In 1998, he was chosen as one of Indiana’s Top 40 Under 40 in the local business community.

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Show Schedule

Indianapolis, IN
Houston, TX
St. Paul
Milwaukee, WI
Tampa, FL

Session Times & Descriptions


Friday - 9AM to 12PM
Cabinetmaking is the fundamental place to start woodworking. In this half day intensive Marc will discuss design, lay out, common materials, the difference between face frames and faceless cabinets, the joinery process, how to assemble the carcass. The process of cabinetmaking can be applied to not only kitchen cabinets but entertainment units, vanities, display cabinets and any storage unit. If you are considering cabinet making as a future source of income or just enjoy working with wood, this is the class you have been waiting for.
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Friday - 1:30PM to 4:30PM
In this seminar Marc will discuss all the ins and outs of making doors and drawers. From inset to rabbited to overlay all applications will be covered. The door session will include how to make a simple fixture to cut both the rail and stile in a simple, safe and repeatable way. Materials will be discussed as well as how to mount and install the hardware. The drawer session will not only include how to make dovetailed drawers but deal with the mounting of hardware so your drawers will always slide perfectly. This class is designed for anyone wanting to solve the nightmare that goes with making flawless doors and drawers.
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Saturday - 9AM to 12PM
This half-day class will help you advance your woodworking skills by leaps and bounds and would be perfect for beginners as well as intermediates. Marc will cover several elements of woodworking including design, wood movement, joinery techniques, sharpening edge tools, how to true boards, gluing techniques and understand which finishes work best for the results you desire. By the end of this session you will be on your way to a better understanding of fine woodworking craftsmanship.
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Saturday - 1:30PM to 4:30PM
The ability to work with veneer is a skill well worth developing, opening up a whole new world of design freedom. Walnut burl, mahogany crotch, Macassar ebony, and quilted maple are just a few of the countless woods available to the woodworker that can be incorporated into their work. This course will begin with the history of veneer then move on to demonstrations in how to handle veneer, cut, tape, press and sand the panel. From there Marc will cover slip, book, 4-way, and radial matching of veneer. Border work and inlay techniques will be covered, as well as demonstrations on how to create parquetry, Veneer work is simple, creative, and fun. If you’ve ever wanted to learn the craft of veneering, this would be the best place to start.
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