Schedule: Class will begin promptly at 1pm (early arrival is encouraged) on Friday, June 29th and end at 5pm. Class times for Saturday and Sunday will be 9am to 5pm.
Skill Level: Intermediate / Advanced
Class Size: Six (6) Students Minimum; Ten (10) Students Maximum
Prerequisites: Prior Chip Carving experience required. Registrants should have sufficient training and/or experience in Chip Carving to feel confident enough to move on to the level of difficulty and detail found in these two project pieces.
Description: Students will review foundational Chip Carving skills and techniques, using a Ready-to-Carve study board, before moving on to one of the two projects pieces designed for this class.
Accomplishments: Each student will review and demonstrate knife sharpening. Prior to beginning work on one of the project pieces, each Student will be asked to demonstrate his or her mastery of sharpening by
- Producing a perfect blade tip (no nicks, flats, spurs, or missed areas of polishing) as well as
- Maintaining a perfect blade edge. The same criteria apply. A review and discussion of knife holding techniques, and reading grain direction will also take place. Finally, each student will be given an opportunity, following an instructor-lead presentation, to apply finish to his or her project, if completed.
Registration by phone or in person: Klingspor's Woodworking Shop, 270 Rutledge Road, Fletcher, NC, (828) 687-3940.
Tuition $ 290 Plus Project blank choice below. (includes Study Board @ $12.50 value)
A $100 deposit is due at the time of registration.
Cost of Project Blanks (Select one of two choices for class time project):
Ready-to-Carve™ Tall Desk Clock, $35.00 ($47.00 Value)*
Ready-to-Carve™ Sampler Plate, $20.00 ($25.00 Value)
*Clock Inserts Available; $14.00 for Vintage Style, $7.50 for Contemporary Style.
Materials and Supplies: The instructor will provide everything needed for class use including; 1) Wayne Barton Premier Cutting Knife and Premier Stab Knife 2) Measuring, design, and layout tools 3) Pattern transfer paper, pencils, and erasers, and 4) Finishing products as needed. Knives are also available for purchase at Klingspor's Woodworking Shop.
Finished "Tall Desk Clock" with Vintage Clock Face
Partially carved "10inch Basswood Sampler Plate"