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Eighteenth Century Carving


Instructor:Lonnie Bird 

August 11 - 15, 2014  SOLD OUT
5  full days of hands-on instruction

Size:Limited to eight students

 Many pieces of 18th centure furniture use carved embellishments to enhance and add visual interest to the work. Although carving seems daunting to many woodworkers, it's not as difficult as it appears once you understand the steps involved for each type of carving. In this hands-on workshop, you'll be guided step-by-step through sketching, layout, and carving of several classic 18th century designs. You'll learn how to successfully execute embellishments such as claw-and-ball feet, shells, volutes, and flame finials. You'll complete several carving samples throughout the week.


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Topics Include:

  • Carving tool selection
  • Sharpening techniques
  • Design
  • Sketching and layout
  • Executing carving with and against the grain

Class size is limited to eight students so that you'll receive personal attention and instruction.

Prerequisite: None

"This class was excellent. The progression of work supported skill-building, reinforcing learning as we went. It was amazing to have carved a claw-and-ball foot in this one-week class!

Great class and superb teaching from a master."--David H., TN


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