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INLY101K23 Inlay with Michael Fortune

November, 4 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM MST


Do you want to add some pizzazz to a project, but don’t have a lot of time?

While there are many ways to add decorative details, many can take almost as long as building the entire project. However, Michael Fortune is here with a great one-day class to show us how to use a few tools and jigs to create beautiful, speedy inlays.

The process is both simple and fast, and the results look terrific!

Michael will guide you step-by-step through the process of making and using jigs to easily create decorative leaf-like additions to any woodworking project, from table tops, doors, and chairs, to serving trays and jewelry boxes.

By using jigs to cut veneer pieces in stacks, rather than one at a time, you’ll speed up your entire process — and you can use the same jigs to inset solid wood shapes into surfaces like trays, tables, or cabinet tops.

We’ll also learn how to make and use a grooving tool to slit solid wood, which can then receive an inlay. And Michael will demonstrate decorative edge details, giving you even more options.

In addition to these great demonstrations, you’ll be able to experiment with using the custom jigs to add interesting details to surfaces, and will learn how to easily reproduce these helpful tools in your own shop.

By the end of the day, you’ll have a great new understanding of inlay techniques, and an arsenal of options to add visual interest — quickly.

Please read and understand our Refund and Cancellation policies. By making payment you acknowledge that you have read and understood these policies.

Please note: If you are paying by cash or check, your registration is not complete until payment is received.


Eye, hearing and dust protection are required in the machine room or when operating machines in the bench room.

Long sleeves and loose-fitting clothing are not allowed around the power equipment. Long hair must be pulled back and secured.

Closed-toe shoes are required. Open-toed shoes or sandals are not allowed.

COVID Policy: Masks are optional, however, if you are exhibiting symptoms of any contagious illness or if you have had a positive test for COVID or influenza within the past 5 days, please notify the school and do not attend class.

Thank you for your understanding.

Meet your Instructor

Designer/maker, teacher and mentor Michael C. Fortune is one of Canada’s most respected and creative contemporary furniture masters. He is acknowledged for both his technical and design expertise, giving lectures and workshops across Canada and the United States. His work has appeared in numerous exhibitions worldwide. In 1993 Michael received the prestigious Prix Saidye Bronfman, Canada’s highest award in the crafts, and in 2007 he received the Award of Distinction from The Furniture Society. For more information, visit www.michaelfortune.com.


November 4
9:00 am - 5:00 pm MST
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Southwest School of Woodworking
621 N 7th Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85007 United States
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Inlay with Michael Fortune
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