Classes at Marc Adams School of Woodworking

Pattern Inlay & Decorative Borders with Steve Latta

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

Cost: $275
Materials: $50
Deposit: $125

When most folks think of inlay, what comes to mind is period American or English furniture with a standard catalog of equally traditional designs. In this class, this age old form of ornamentation will gain firm footing in the twenty-first century. Pattern inlay involves creating designs executed with modern tooling combined with traditional materials. Through the use of simple and sometimes complex patterns, contemporary line work designs can be set into the wood. Floral patterns, animal forms, geometric or random designs are a few of the applications we'll look at. Inlaid borders, also made with a pattern, will be covered as well. We'll spend time gaining an understanding of the basic materials and techniques and then see where our imaginations take us.

Students will be required to bring two or three walnut or mahogany slabs, " x 15" x 24", as well as an assortment of smaller scraps, to experiment with. There will be an additional supply fee to cover inlay materials, templates and tooling.

Key Points:

The fundamentals of modern inlay including tooling and materials
Working up designs and learning how to set them as inlay
Making patterns for both simple and complex shapes
Ornamental inlaid borders

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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