Fall & Winter class schedule now available.

Beyond the Sand-shaded Fan with Mark Arnold- Making Federal Style Paterae

Mark_Arnold_urn_pateraeSo, you're a recent convert to Federal furniture and you've done a few sand-shaded fans? Great, but what's next? In this workshop, we'll delve into some of the other motifs commonly found in paterae, and explore their nuances and iterations as we tackle urns, eagles, and shells to give your work a distinctive edge. Students will practice the bevel, or conical, method of cutting overlapping pieces of veneer to make their own horizontal- and vertical-oriented paterae. Along the way, we will discuss how to develop a pattern, how to sequence the cuts for best results, and how to shade with hot sand. We will use a fret saw and a shop-made birdsmouth bench. Don’t miss this opportunity to create some truly distinctive inlay designs. Mark is a superb furniture maker and instructor- producing  primarily Federal style furniture of the highest quality. Mark has also written numerous articles for Fine Woodworking Magazine and is the editor of the journal for the Society of American Period Furniture Makers.

Tuition: $255.00 plus materials

 Section 042812A: Saturday & Sunday, April 28 & 29, 9:30am - 5:00pm





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Dear Bob,

I wanted to thank you again for your excellent class on dovetails. 



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.