Classes at Marc Adams School of Woodworking

Windsor Chairmaking: the Fan Back Side Chair With Peter Galbert

Dates: 9/3 - 9/8
Tool List: Click here for tool list

Cost: $825
Materials: $165
Deposit: $400

Masters Fellowship

This class will focus on the fan back side chair. The elegance, comfort and lightness of this chair have kept it in continuous production for over 200 years. Students will build their chair starting from green wood to assembly in six days. Peter will cover topics including sharpening, wood technology and design that will enhance students' ability to go forth and make chairs at home. Peter will demystify the angles and curves that go into making a successful chair while demonstrating how hand tools are the most effective way to build an heirloom chair. Turnings will be provided, although plans are available for experienced turners to provide their own. Turning demonstrations and processes will be covered in detail. Be ready to work hard and learn a whole new way of woodworking.

Key Points:

*Working green wood
*Carving
*Wood bending
*Joinery
*Chair design
*Finishing
*Tool use and maintenance

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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Public Registration begins December 1, 2014. Please check back then to register online.

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