croquet

A “Wicket” Good Time at CFC

When CFC moved to its current campus in 1996, Founder Peter Korn designed the first building with a lawn that would make a passable croquet pitch. Twenty five years later, croquet has become enshrined as the official school sport. Every Thursday evening, from the start of the Workshop season in June through mid-September, students, instructors,…

Thomas Hucker

The Woodworking Family Tree

For almost 30 years, the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship has been a crossroads where woodworkers from around the world connect to share skills, forge friendships, and transmit knowledge from one generation to the next. The community to which we belong runs deep and strong, as the following story illustrates. The year was 1976. Tom Hucker…

Workbench

Woodworkers Finding Their (Bench) Space

Sometimes solving a problem leads to benefits you never expected. Last fall, to promote virus safety, we spread student workbenches farther apart by moving some into the adjacent drafting rooms. Teachers and students liked the new set up so well that we looked for ways to make it permanent. The problem with making it permanent?…

nmcblog

A Nine-month Quest: New Life Plans and Perspectives

The Nine-month Comprehensive recently graduated its latest class. Twelve students spent an intense fall, winter, and spring progressing through projects in hand skills, drawer making, machine skills, finishing, drawing for design, solid wood casepiece construction, turning, CNC machining, veneering and marquetry, curvature, carving, product development, and chair making. The students came with a wide range…