Magical Steam Bending Mysteries with Charlie Whinney October 8 - 9, 2022

about this workshop

Experience a weekend like no other; this is two days of delving into the hidden properties of wood, discovering secrets you maybe never expected. Students will undertake about a dozen niche activities, which include using the steam process to create impossible joints, emboss raised textures onto wood and the use of instant hot laminations for very extreme bends. By the end of Sunday, students will take home some unique wooden objects, including some flat artwork that can be used to create a sign or set of keyrings, a small 3D piece and a small tessellating box or child’s toy.

Unique Instructor Charlie Whinney

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$390 tuition + $45 materials

Key Points:
*How to source and select wood for steam bending
*How to make a steam chamber
*2D and 3D bends, twisting, splitting
*Three types of compression straps
*Learn the secrets to seemly impossible joints

Workshop Days: Saturday & Sunday
Instruction Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm (EST)
Note: During the work week, the shop remains open after 6:00 p.m. for handwork, design, research, catch-up work and socializing.

Magical Steam Bending Mysteries with Charlie Whinney October 8 - 9, 2022


Availability: Open

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