Classes at Marc Adams School of Woodworking

Chip Carving With Herman Bueno

Dates: 7/12 - 7/13
Tool List: Click here for tool list

Cost: $275
Materials: $25
Deposit: $125

Chip carving is a decorative technique used to make individual projects or to add embellishment to your furniture endeavors. Herman will introduce you to the fundamentals of chip carving, the importance of design, layout, patience, control, and discipline in a low key and quiet atmosphere. You will work at own pace. The weekend will start with a discussion of how and where chip carving may be used in your woodworking. Materials, tools, designs, and helpful hints will be discussed before "digging" in. Hands-on work will begin with sharpening techniques, design layout, and hand/body positions. You will practice the 2-chip, 3-chip (triangular) and 4-chip technique while cutting a variety of repetitive design and border patterns. You will experience two chip (straight-line and curved line) cuts while finishing off borders or creating grids. During the second day of class, you will concentrate on techniques required to cut rosettes, more complicated geometric shapes and letters. You will complete the weekend with free form chip carving. By the end of the weekend, Herman will have you on the way to free form chip carving.

Key Points:

Wood choices for carving
Ways to lay out various chip patterns
How to sharpen the main knife
Importance of hand position and body position
Making borders and grids
Free form carving
Finishing options

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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