Making Sand Shaded Federal Style Fans with Bob Van Dyke
Shaded fans were a common decorative motif in Federal (or Neoclassical) furniture of the late 18th century. They were often inlaid into the corners of table tops and drawer fronts but with a little imagination they could be used just about any place.
Ct Valley School of Woodworking Director, Bob Van Dyke will teach some unique methods needed to produce these designs.
Starting out with white and black veneers we will learn how to create the segments that go into constructing a ¼ fan and then a ½ fan. The shading is done in the traditional way- with heated sand! Putting the whole fan together, adding the contrasting black segments and surrounding the whole thing with a contrasting veneer “string” finishes the fan off. But- we still have to do something with it- so we will inlay the finished fans into a walnut panel- it could be a drawer front if you have something special in mind- and then we will learn a little bit about string inlay as we set in a string inlay border around the whole panel. We should be able to get a few ¼ fans and at least one ½ fan done in the weekend.
Don’t miss this chance to learn some new techniques that you can start to add to your woodworking projects. Sign up today- space is limited.
Tuition: $275.00 plus materials
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