Carved Decoration--17th Century English Style
Registration in the March 2017 session of this class includes participation in mini classes & excursions on Friday, March 3, as part of Wood Week for no additional tuition cost. More information will be provided after registration. Please plan to participate! Peter Follansbee will also give a public presentation on Friday evening.
DatesTue, Feb 28, 2017 - Thu, Mar 02, 2017 Course Full - Please call for wait list
$285.00 per student (Early-bird rate)
* The Feb 28, 2017 course is part of the Wood Week event
You will need the following tools for this class:
- Marking gauge
- Carving mallet
- Gouges: the following are designations from the Swiss-Made line of tools. You don’t need these exact sizes, just something close to them. Your designs will be determined by the tools you have: Gouge #9 Sweep 7 mm, Gouge #7 Sweep 18 mm, Gouge #9 Sweep 15 mm, Gouge #8 Sweep 18 mm, Gouge #5 Sweep 12mm, V-Tool #12 Sweep 8mm
Peter Follansbee began learning traditional woodworking in 1980 when he attended John D. Alexander's second chairmaking course at Drew Langsner’s Country Workshops in Marshall, N.C. He continued to attend workshops there; studying a number of techniques; timber framing, basketry, spoon and bowl carving, Windsor chairmaking, etc. Following the inspiring example of one of his teachers there, Daniel O’Hagan, Follansbee gave away his power tools in the mid-1980s. He does not miss them. Starting in about 1988 he began an informal apprenticeship with John Alexander as they investigated 17th-century style joinery. This became Follansbee’s sole woodworking focus. From 1994-2014 Peter was the joiner at Plimoth Plantation. His work is seen in museums including the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and the Chipstone Foundation’s collection at the Milwaukee Art Museum. He writes furniture history articles for Chipstone’s journal American Furniture and a regular column “Arts and Mysteries” for Popular Woodworking Magazine. He co-authored with Jennie Alexander Make a Joint Stool from a Tree, (Lost Art Press, 2012). Follansbee’s next book with Lost Art Press is on carved oak furniture, and is in the editing stages now. He has taught workshops around the country, and in the UK and Sweden.
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