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                                    Recent Adventures - August 2013

                               Chip traveled to Indianapolis and took 2 wood-working classes 
                                              at the Marc Adams Woodworking School.

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                                              Chip's first class was Furniture Design taught by Graham Blackburn. 
                                         He was tasked to design a piece of furniture that had 2 distinct functions.
                 He chose to do a bar stool for the first function, and an herb garden for the second function.  The instructor said
                                                          that was the wildest idea he had ever seen in his classes.      

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                            He had to draw it first in several different perspectives and then build a foam board model.     

Wood5  He didn't see this coming, but an AWESOME lunch was provided daily.

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   Chip was surprised to find a drying rack                                One of Chip's classmates was a lathe wizard
              like he had made for home.                                                          and had a segmented bowl.
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                                        Chip's final design project was a TV garage design where the TV would lift up out of the cabinet. 

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                                                  This was designed and constructed on late Thursday night and Friday morning. 
                                             Note the feet are constructed from styrofoam coffee cups that he dug out of the trash.

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                                                    Chip's second class was Joinery taught by Marc Adams. 
                                          He spent 58 hours in a 4 1/2 day class.  It was tough, but very educational!

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    This is what the classroom/workshop looks like.            There were lots of display cases leading to the lunch room.

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                                                          Hand cut dovetails were a major emphasis to start the course.

                                                                  By the end of the week though, the joints got a lot more complex!

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