Bowl Carving with Axe, Adze and Gouge
During the shaping of the bowl, students learn to use appropriate tools as well as holding devices such as wedges and blocking. Both a chopping block and a bowl-carving bench will be utilized. A variety of tools, books on traditional bowl carving, and other resource materials are provided for students to use during the workshop. Techniques for managing the drying of a greenwood bowl will also be covered. As time allows, students may experiment with a second bowl style, if desired.
DatesFri, Sep 23, 2016 - Sun, Sep 25, 2016
$225.00 per student (Early-bird rate)
You will need the following tools for this class:
- soft leaded pencil
- eye protection (available for purchase @ North House School Store)
- leather gloves or carving gloves for those with tender hands
Look for the woodchips flying and you're sure to find Jon. Jon is a sculptor, woodworker, and log builder with a strong interest in Swedish spoon and bowl carving techniques as well as the history of log building. He has demonstrated at Grand Portage National Monument, Old Fort William, White Oak Society, and has taught at various workshops including "Goods from the Woods" in Grand Rapids. Jon has also designed his own personal bowl-carving bench which may be adapted by students for their own workshops. To learn more visit www.stromart.com.
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