Classes at Marc Adams School of Woodworking

Lots of Legs with Allan Breed

Dates: 4/7/2014 - 4/11/2014
Tool List: Click here for tool list

Cost: $750
Materials: $70
Deposit: $300

Masters Fellowship

This class will focus on creating several traditional chair leg styles with hand tools. Students will make a pad foot cabriole leg, a stop fluted square Chippendale leg, and a ball and claw carved leg. A reeded turned leg and Spanish foot leg will be demonstrated as well. Efficient hand work and tool use will be emphasized and variations of the forms will be discussed to familiarize students with regional differences. There will be discussions on sharpening, wood selection and custom modifications of tools along with many demonstrations of specific techniques. Emphasis will be placed on creating a spontaneous and fluid carving style with economy of cutting technique. Alan will help students to see how to break seemingly complex carvings down into their basic elements.

Key Points:

Use of scrapers
How to choose tools
Making custom tools and scrapers
Wood selection

There is a $45 annual registration fee that will be added to your the total amount of the class if this is the first class you are registering for this season.

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