Monday, 09. December 2019, Lost Art Press, Make a Carved Oak Box with Peter Follansbee (December 2019)

from 09. December 2019 - 9:00
till 13. December 2019 - 17:00

Lost Art Press

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In this workshop, we’ll explore the construction techniques and decorative carving styles of oak boxes made in New England during the 17th century. Using quartersawn red oak and white pine, we’ll size the materials, cut rabbets to join the corners and fasten them with square wooden pins. Fitted inside the box is a lidded compartment called a till. The white pine bottom is attached with hand-made iron nails. The lid, also white pine, opens on a wooden pintle & cleat hinge.
Much of the focus is learning the carving style. Using about a half-dozen different gouges and simple layout tools including an awl, square, compass and marking gauge, we’ll go through numerous patterns in practice sessions prior to carving the actual box. We’ll study reference photographs of period carvings, learning how to lay out and cut them based on the tools and some basic geometry.
No experience necessary. Some basic tools required; a list will be sent to participants. (Follansbee will have some extra carving tools for students’ use.)
The fee for the weeklong class is $1,200, plus a materials fee for the wood and hand-forged iron nails. If you're one of the six registrants, you'll get confirmation from Eventbrite; an invoice will follow from Follansbee. (And if you don't get in right away, do sign up for the waitlist.)

Make a Carved Oak Box with Peter Follansbee (December 2019), Lost Art Press event

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