Classes at Marc Adams School of Woodworking

Buried in Bandings: A Demilune with Eye Appeal with Mark Arnold

Dates: 6/26/2017 - 6/30/2017
Tool List: Click here for tool list

Cost: $775
Materials: $100
Deposit: $300

Masters Fellowship

The demilune table is a classic furniture form. Its many surfaces beg for decoration and Mark will show just that. In this class, students will focus intensively on the broad range of possibilities for veneering and inlaying the top, edge, apron, and legs of a Federal-inspired table. Mark will also delve into the nuances of spade/therm feet designs for classy tapered legs. Since almost every surface has some sort of detail, students will spend time troubleshooting the best sequence of steps for a successful finished piece.

Because every construction project requires a good foundation, Mark will begin by comparing the various options for substrates both for the top and apron. Tricks for achieving a stunning half-sunburst top will be shared and put to good use. Students will start constructing a semi-circular brickwork apron which will be veneered and tenoned for the neoclassical legs. Shaping the tapered leg with integral feet will present special challenges for those who have made only straight tapered legs up to now. Along the way, students will tackle the essentials of making and inlaying their own bandings and other inlays. Special emphasis will be paid to making the pictorial inlay for the center apron. If you long to experience the sense of self-satisfaction gained by truly challenging yourself, this class is for you!

Key Points:

  • Making a brickwork apron
  • Laying out a radial veneer pattern
  • Vacuum bag veneering
  • Veneering a curved surface with clamps
  • Making bandings
  • Shaping tapered legs with therm feet
  • Making pictorial inlay using the conical cutting method
  • Cutting joinery on a curved workpiece

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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