Chip Carving with Herman Bueno July 27-28, 2019


$330 tuition, $25 material fee
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
*Finishing options

Sold Out. Please Call Paula at 317-535-4013 to be added to the waiting list.


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, participants 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.

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There is an annual, nonrefundable registration fee of $45.

This registration fee is not a part of the class fee and is not deducted from the final balance due. This is the financial binding that locks you into the class and starts the registration process. This fee does not apply to students who only take one single day workshop.