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In Memory of Richard Bergen

Richard BergenIt is with great sadness that I tell you Richard Bergen lost his courageous battle with Leukemia on Thursday, April 9, 2020. He was a close personal friend for over 20 years and a huge asset in the school. Richard took dozens and dozens of classes over the years and assisted in most of the beginning classes for many years. Every studio photograph of the school furniture projects was done by Richard- free of charge!

Richard never hesitated to jump in and help out any time we needed it and was a huge help to hundreds of students..

He will be sorely missed.

Bob Van Dyke

Installing Hardware and Fitting Doors with Phil Lowe

How many times have you worked for weeks or months on a project, everything goes together nicely and then, if the project has an inset door, you get to fitting it and you just can't get it right? Have you ever tried to figure out how a mortised lockset works? Do you have a hard time mortising hinges accurately? If you answered yes to any of these then you owe it to yourself to join master furniture maker, Phil Lowe as he guides you through the subtleties of these and other common hardware problems. Students will fit a door into a frame that we will provide, layout the hinges, and mortise them by hand. Phil will also demonstrate installing a traditional mortised lockset and different types of door catches. Phil is a frequent contributor to Fine Woodworking Magazine, he is one of this country's leading authorities on 18th & 19th century furniture and he runs the Furniture Institute of Massachusetts. Class size is limited so sign up today. Tuition: $195.00 plus materials

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