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 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
Fundamentals of Fine Woodworking I Sept. 14 – 25 6:00pm-9:00pm C/N
 Finishing Advanced Sept. 14 – 19 6:00pm-9:00pm C/N 
 Build a Classic Rocking Chair Sept. 21 – Oct. 2 8:00am-400pm M/D
Fundamentals of Fine Woodworking II Sept. 28 – Oct. 9 6:00pm-9:00pm C/N
Creating Exotic Finishes Oct. 5 – 10 8:00am-3:00pm M/D
Fundamentals of Fine Woodworking III Oct. 12 – 31 6:00pm-9:00pm  C/N
 Build a Classic Workbench  Oct. 12 – 23 9:00am-5:00pm M/D
 Finishing Basic  Oct. 26-Nov. 4 6:00pm-9:00pm C/N
 Furniture Design w/ Michael Fortune  Nov. 7 – 10 9:00am-5:00pm  M/D
 Jigs and Fixtures w/ Michael Fortune  Nov. 11 – 14 9:00am-5:00pm  M/D
 Photograph Your Work w/ M Fortune  Nov. 15 9:00am-5:00pm   M/D
 Mastering your Bandsaw w/M Fortune  Nov. 16  9:00am-5:00pm  M/D

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