Scott Groves veneer work is out of this world and the techniques he uses to achieve his asymmetrical matches and compound surfaces are the cutting edge of veneer work in North America. This week he shares those techniques with a lucky group of eager participants. What won't they veneer???
David Orth shows his class how to use boat building principles to make objects and sculpture with thin sheets of metal and some simple metalworking techniques. They leave well on their way to mastering both!
Michael Fortune brings his design prowess to bear as a class of students explore, dissect and rebuild many different pieces of furniture together. Michael's class has literally turned this groups design process upside down (and on end and with more curves)!
This weekend's classes included "Make Your Own Foundry: Cast Your Own Hardware with Russ Allen," "Photographing Your Work with Michael Fortune" and "32mm 101: Mastering the 32mm Cabinetmaking Process with Scott Grove." Wood, metal or digital there was something for everyone!
It wouldn't be a complete season without one of our most challenging projects - a sculpted rocking chair in the Maloof style. It's a long seven day grind but the results speak for themselves.
Alexander Grabovetskiy is a very talented carver who shared his gift with this lucky group of participants. Their introduction to classical carving began with sharpening and ended with more confidence and knowledge. In between they made a lot of chips!