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 Fall & Winter class schedule now available.

 

Beginning Engraving on your Woodworking Tools with Catharine Kennedy

LN plane resize web In this weekend class, you will be introduced to metal engraving with both a hammer and chisel, and air-powered assisted gravers. We will show how to sharpen gravers using templates and  fixtures. We will discuss traditional design work (scrolls and leaves) and put it into practice. Transfer of the designs to metal will also be investigated. There will be lots of practice plates available, in both copper and steel, with the end project being either a machinist's square or your own plane (which you would bring

with you). Regardless of how far you get, you will leave with a much better understanding of what engraving is and the work involved! It's all fun!

We will be using the Enset machines, and you will be provide with gravers and scroll templates to assist with layout. Machinist's squares will be available to work on if you wish.kennedy square resize web

Catharine started woodworking in the fourth grade and has been working at it ever since . She was lead woodworker at Hancock Shaker Village for 12 years, but has been concentrating on engraving for the past seven years. Don’t miss this great opportunity to learn about something completely new to you! Sign up today. Space is limited to 6 people. Tuition $275 plus materials.

Section 041214B: Saturday & Sunday, April 12 & 13, 9:30am - 5:00pm

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Testimonials

7/2/2012

Hi Bob,
Just a quick note to thank you and Will for an excellent experience in the Chapin Class.  I had to be home early and was not able to properly thank  you for the additional time on Sunday.  I have learned a lot in this class as I have in all of your programs.  I’ll see you in the fall.

John

12/12/2011

Bob,
Do you have contact info for Will Neptune?
I was really happy to share his enthusiasm and energy.  This was a truly inspiring weekend. 

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