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:
Here’s the blurb from the Connecticut Valley School of Woodworking. This is one of my few New England classes this year.
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:
Send Bob Van Dyke an email & sign up, it will be great fun…hope to see some of you there.