Classes at Marc Adams School of Woodworking

Chip Carving With Herman Bueno

Dates: 7/16 - 7/17

Cost: $300
Materials: $25
Deposit: $125

Chip carving is a decorative technique used to make individual projects or to add embellishment to furniture endeavors. In a low-key and quiet atmosphere, Herman will introduce students to the fundamentals of chip carving, including the importance of design, layout, patience, control, and discipline. Students will work at their own pace. The weekend will start with a discussion of how and where chip carving may be used in 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. Participants will practice the 2 - chip, 3 - chip (triangular) and 4 - chip technique while cutting a variety of repetitive design and border patterns. They will experience 2 - chip (straight line and curved line) cuts while finishing off borders or creating grids. During the second day of class, they will concentrate on techniques required to cut rosettes, more complicated geometric shapes, and letters. Students will complete the weekend with free form chip carving. By the end of the weekend, Herman will have everyone on the way to free form chip carving.

Key Points:

  • Choosing wood for carving
  • Laying out various chip patterns
  • Sharpening the main knife
  • Positioning hands and body
  • Making borders and grids
  • Free form carving
  • Lettering
  • 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.

Public Registration begins December 1, 2015. Please check back then to register online.

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