My first workshop of 2013 is practically right around the corner. You know how time speeds up around the holidays, so it’s almost February now!

I’ll teach a weekend class in carving 17th-century style patterns at the Connecticut Valley School of Woodworking in Manchester, CT. (near Hartford), February 9 & 10.   There’s no project, just learning the tool use, layout and execution of a number of different designs, based on studies of period pieces. I’ll have photos of period works, and boxes and loose carvings like this:

 

carving samples

carving samples

Here’s the blurb from the Connecticut Valley School of Woodworking. This is one of my few New England classes this year.

http://www.schoolofwoodworking.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=446

It will be a great time. Students work through several stages of these designs, and usually the second afternoon is dedicated to carving a design that could be a box front or a chest panel, something more involved than some of the repeating patterns we begin with. Here’s more:

"strapwork" patterns on box fronts

“strapwork” patterns on box fronts

opposing lunettes

opposing lunettes

 

chest front

chest front

Send Bob Van Dyke an email & sign up, it will be great fun…hope to see some of you there.