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 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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Testimonials

3/9/2014

Hi Bob,

Thank you for a great class. You are a natural born teacher. You made the material concise and easy to understand.

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6/24//2013

Bob,

Really enjoyed the class and the chance to get to know you a bit.  With my very limited skills I was more than a little concerned about how I would do and the reception I might get.

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