Classes at Marc Adams School of Woodworking
Inlay for Woodturning & Flatwork with Stephen Hatcher
Dates: 4/7 - 4/11
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Adding inlay to your woodworking project can elevate your work from good to spectacular. This course explores inlay techniques as applied to woodturning and flatwork and is structured for all levels in both crafts. Students will start with inlaying flat; musical grade figured maple (provided) using the scroll saw and special power sanding techniques. Students will then move on to shallow, simple woodturnings where translucent designs will be created. Creating complex imagery will be last inlay topic. Use of dyes, airbrushing, sealers, and finishes are will be discussed throughout the week. Depending on each student's interests and skill levels, any of the flatwork or woodturning project areas can be pursued more extensively at any time during the course following their introduction. For example if you are only interested in flatwork and not woodturning, then flatwork can be all of your projects during the course. If you are a woodturner inlaying on flat work will provide an important introduction and thereafter your projects can be on woodturnings exclusively. Or students can work in both in flatwork and woodturning and maybe even combine them.
Finding inspiration and designing inlays
Shaping with power carvers and hand chisels
Using the scroll saw to create inlay recesses
Making specialized cutting and sanding tools
Creating multilayer inlaid designs
Use of color, dyeing, and airbrushing accents
Finishing inlaid woods
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.
Public Registration begins December 1, 2015. Please check back then to register online.