Welcome To
The Southwest School of Woodworking LLC

Fall/Winter 2015 courses are now open for enrollment the fall
classes begin on September 14. We will be starting with the Fundamentals of Fine Woodworking series and progressing to more advanced classes. We have been receiving requests for more advanced finishing courses, we are happy to announce that we will be offering more finishing courses this season. We will be offering more day courses as well, see schedule for details.


We are excited to announce that Michael Fortune will be back this fall. Michael will be teaching four courses back-to-back these will be open to all. These courses will be filled on a first-come-first-served basis so don’t wait. Last November we had to turn away late registrants and we expect the demand to be even higher this year.

Frank & Sunny

Frank Klause Teaching

Fortune lecture

Michael Fortune Lecturing

Fortune glueup

Students Making Tables

Frank Dovetail

Frank Klausz Dovetails












Schedule of Classes Fall/ Winter 2015

Name Dates Time Type  Instructor
Fundamentals of Fine Woodworking I Sept. 14 – 25 6:00pm-9:00pm C/N  Ramirez
Fundamentals of Fine Woodworking II Sept. 28-Oct. 9 6:00pm-9:00pm C/N  Forsha
Finishing Intermediate  Sept. 28 – Oct 2  9:00am-3:00pm  C/D  Altman
Fundamentals of Fine Woodworking III Oct. 12 – 31 6:00pm-9:00pm  C/N  Fleming
 Finishing Advanced Oct. 26 – Oct. 30 9:00am-3:00pm C/D  Altman
Introduction to Inlay Nov. 2-5 6:00pm-9:00pm C/N  Ramirez
 Furniture Design w/ Michael Fortune Nov. 8 – 11 9:00am-5:00pm  M/D  Fortune
 Jigs and Fixtures w/ Michael Fortune Nov. 12 – 15 9:00am-5:00pm  M/D  Fortune
 Photograph Your Work w/ M Fortune Nov. 16 9:00am-5:00pm   M/D  Fortune
 Mastering your Bandsaw w/M Fortune Nov. 17  9:00am-5:00pm  M/D  Fortune
 Build a Classic Workbench Nov. 18-22 9:00pm-3:00pm C/D Ramirez/Scott
Intermediate Inlay Nov. 30-Dec. 4 6:00pm-9:00pm C/N  Ramirez
Introduction to Veneering Dec. 7-11 6:00pm-9:00pm C/N  Forsha
Intermediate Veneering Dec. 14-18 6:00pm-9:00pm C/N  Forsha

C – Designates core courses, the cutoff date for registration is 30 days before the beginning of class. Please read the Refund/Cancellation policy.

M – Designates Master classes, the cutoff date for registration is 45 days before the beginning of class. Due to the increased complexity and costly logistics requirements the Refund/Cancellation policy is different for Master Classes.

D = day classes, N =night classes