The Ploughshare’s Woodworking Instructors
Many woodworking enthusiasts know Frank for his determination to undertake difficult and often complex furniture projects. He began woodworking in 1988 and served his apprenticeship with our Heritage Furniture Makers. Having made hundreds of furniture pieces ranging from inlaid conference tables to mesquite tallboys and Windsor chairs, Frank teaches from his wide experience in all areas of fine furniture making. His reputation as a fine craftsman increased when he entered two of his pieces in the Texas Furniture Makers Show held at Kerrville, Texas. His cherry Windsor chair received second place and his mesquite chest of drawers took the “Best of Show”.
Mark Borman began working in wood in his early teen years and quickly developed a deep understanding of traditional hand woodworking methods here at the school’s furniture making workshops. In addition to his full-time vocation producing custom commissions at his home workshop and teaching here at the The Ploughshare’s Heritage School of Woodworking, he regularly holds hands-on workshops for parents and children here in our community at Homestead Heritage.
Stan Beckworth began woodworking in 1983. His wide experience in woodworking enables him to teach as a practicing master craftsman. Stan has taught woodworking since 1988 and began teaching at the School of Woodworking in the Homestead Heritage Craft Village in 1995. Presently, he teaches furniture restoration and furniture finishing here at The Ploughshare’s Heritage School of Woodworking.
Joe Slack has 30 years’ experience crafting wood. Having played guitar for 40 years, he continues to play and also teach guitar lessons. Joe teaches guitar making through seminars and workshops here at the woodworking school. His goal is to help each student make a quality instrument and continue guitar making at home.