I have two classes scheduled for early summer:
- Marquetry & Decorative Veneering (June 14 – 18) at Peters Valley School of Craft, and
- Making Without Measuring: A Dovetailed Flag Box (July 5 – 7) at John C. Campbell Folk School.
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In the marquetry course, we will explore various ways to embellish your projects using wood veneer. Intended for those with little or no experience, it begins with geometric patterns cut with knives, chisels, and a straight edge. By the end of the week, students will execute their own free form designs using a marquetry fretsaw.
I think the class at Campbell Folk School will challenge participants. Not only will we be making dovetail joints at angles less than 90º, we are going to do it without referring to the gradations on a ruler! It really is possible to construct furniture without measuring, and it is surprisingly accurate. To top things off, we will do all of this using only hand tools!
I will try to post more details as the times for these classes approach. Until then, feel free to contact me with questions.