Classes at Marc Adams School of Woodworking

Curved Front Writing Desk with Chris Gochnour

Dates: 9/15 - 9/19
Tool List: Click here for tool list

Cost: $750
Deposit: $300

Masters Fellowship

In this workshop, students delve into the world of curved and contoured-surface woodworking by building a graceful and functional writing desk. The project is challenging yet enjoyable, and introduces students to many essential woodworking skills. Some of the techniques explored include basic panel veneering, pattern routing of matching curves, and shaping curved components using band saw and bent laminating techniques. Joinery skills include hand dovetailing of curved drawer fronts, sliding dovetails, mortise and tenon joints and floating tenon joints. Students draw upon the strengths of hand and power tool skills, as both are used extensively in this workshop. Each student is furnished a cut list so that some of the materials can be milled before arriving, to ensure that valuable class time is spent learning and implementing new skills and not just milling lumber. This workshop will take your woodworking to the next level. What's more, you'll have a finely crafted writing desk to cherish and admire for years to come.

Key Points:

Understand design and layout techniques for curved furniture
Learn veneering basics
Explore pattern routing techniques
Learn how to laminate curves
Sculpt a contemporary cabriole leg
Cut through, blind and sliding dovetails
Make floating tenon joints

NOTE - A cut list will be sent to registrants with a cut list. You will need to Bring Your Own Wood for this project.

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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