Compact discs describing the techniques
Michael Fortune uses are available for
$20 US each.

A complete set of ten topics is available
for $60 US.

Telephone 705 652 0037
michael.fortune@sympatico.ca


BANDSAW
The most useful machine in your workshop

..... Set-up
.....
Recommended size
..... Choosing the best blade
..... Eliminating blade drift
..... Blade tension
..... Jigs to make the bandsaw even more useful


WOODFORMING TECHNIQUES
Easily add curves to your furniture

..... Steambending
..... Laminating
..... Hot pipe bending
..... Vacuum forming
..... Kerf bending


JIGS AND FIXTURES
Make your workshop safer and more productive

..... Essential jigs and fixtures for the stationary,
.....b.portable and hand tools in your workshop


DECORATIVE DETAILS
Add interest and value to your work with these
simple and fast techniques


..... Pure silver inlay, contrasting wood,
.....b.mother of pearl
..... Marquetry with shop made router patterns
..... Easy edge details
..... Waterfall edge details


PORTFOLIO
35 years of furniture making

.....
Early work that was the foundation for my career
..... Education, and internship
..... International development projects for the US,
......bBritish and Canadian governments
..... Collections for numerous private residences
..... Commercial projects, interiors, boardroom tables
..... Most pieces have detail photos


CHAIR DESIGN
Information to design and make a comfortable
dining or desk chair

..... Structural requirements
..... Comfort data
..... Joinery


CHAIR CONSTRUCTION
A straightforward way of working with compound angles

..... How to design and build a fixture that makes working
......bwith compound angles easy and reproduceable
..... Joinery for compound angles
..... Clamping strategies for curves and angles


THE DESIGN PROCESS FOR WOODWORKERS
My design process illustrated, customize to
your own needs

..... Where to look for ideas and how to transform them
....b..into useable pieces of furniture
..... Role of basic sketching, model making
..... Develop an idea bank that you can draw on for the
......brest of your life


BUILDING A SMALL TABLE
Design and construction sequence for a small
production table

..... Table can be made in many variations
..... Glass, stone or wood top


ARTICLES FOR MAGAZINES
Extensive collection of articles I’ve written for
several different magazines

..... Articles no longer available because magazines have
......bstopped publishing
..... Unique techniques explained in detail


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