Mark Hedin’s Friday night lecture will show some of his work, his student’s work, and the work of those that inspired him. Mark will talk about the process of Infusion and how wood and other materials can be impregnated with resins, the reasons why you may want to do this, and the techniques involved. The meeting will begin at 7:45 p.m. on Friday, March 16 in 135 Basil Hall on the campus of St. John Fisher College.

Mark will teach a demo workshop on Saturday March 17, were he will discuss and demonstrate many resin based techniques as well demystify the various types of resins available on the market, their general working properties, and which ones he recommends for different woodworking applications.

Workshops Registration

Mark Hedin is no stranger to woodworking, having been self-employed in the trade for the last 20 years, both as a custom homebuilder and a maker of high-end cabinetry and freestanding furniture. Mark received his education in the areas of design, architecture, and craft by attending classes at the Art Institute of Chicago, Ball State, and Miami University before completing his undergraduate degree at Indiana University. As owner and operator of Heartwood Builders, Inc., Mark’s craftsmanship and eye for design received publicity in local newspaper coverage of one of the unique and energy efficient custom homes he designed and built. Mark won the MASW Student of the Year award in 2010–the same year he completed his Masters. Mark is now a full-time member of the MASW staff and continues to fulfill commissions for custom work on the side. When he’s not wrapped up in the world of woodworking, he enjoys spending time with his two young beautiful children.


Prior to the meeting, we will hold a silent auction where you can sell items that are no longer needed. Please fill out this  Silent Auction Form with the minimum price and incremental bid amount and bring it with your items on Friday, one form per item. The silent auction will begin at 7 p.m. (Note: 10% sellers donation to RWS is appreciated).