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The Southwest School of Woodworking is a non-profit educational organization based in Phoenix, Arizona. If you’ve wanted to experience the joy of woodworking under the guidance of an experienced craftsman, you may want to go “kick the tires” at the grand opening of the school’s new location.

You’ll get to tour the classrooms, watch some demonstrations, and possibly win some door prizes. Here’s what you need to know:


Southwest School of Woodworking Grand Opening

When: Saturday November 7, 2015, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Where: 621 North 7th Ave, Phoenix

Web: www.swcfc.org

Michael Fortune conducts a lively discussion on the art of building custom made tables

Michael Fortune conducts a lively discussion on the art of building custom made tables at the Southwest School of Woodworking

FREE—drop by any time

  • Classroom tours
  • Meet Michael Fortune, J. Paul Fennell, and other instructors
  • Demonstrations of turning, hand-cut dovetails, veneering, and more
  • Exhibition by SWSW instructors and students
  • Displays from local woodworking vendors
  • Raffle including a large Lie-Nielsen router plane
  • Door prizes awarded every hour
  • Tasty refreshments provided all day
  • BBQ lunch from 12:30 to 2 p.m.




New Classes for November 2015 by Michael Fortune

Michael C. Fortune is one of Canada’s most respected and creative contemporary furniture masters. He is acknowledged for both his technical and design expertise, giving lectures and workshops across Canada and the United States. His work has appeared in numerous exhibitions worldwide. In 1993 Michael received the prestigious Prix Saidye Bronfman, Canada’s highest award in the crafts, and in 2007 he received the Award of Distinction from The Furniture Society. Visit his website: www.michaelfortune.com

Furniture Design
Learn Michael’s unique approach to his award winning designs.
Nov. 8 to 11, 9:00am to 5:00pm

Jigs and Fixtures
Learn and build the unique jugs and fixtures Michael creates to accommodate the joinery for his unique designs.
Nov. 12 to 15, 9:00am to 5:00pm

Michael will share his techniques for producing his stunning photographs of his furniture
Nov. 16, 9:00am to 5:00pm

Mastering your Bandsaw
Michael is the Jedi master of the bandsaw. He will teach us how to master this most versatile saw in the shop.
Nov. 18 9:00am to 5:00pm

Class size is limited to 8 students and will be filled on a first come first served basis.
Register at www.sw-sw.org/registration/
Call 480-734-0274
or e-mail: [email protected]

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