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Pattern Inlay, Tapered Stringing & Decorative Borders with Steve Latta

 

Latta bird 640When most folks think of inlay, what comes to mind is period American or English furniture with a standard catalog of equally traditional designs. In this exciting new class with nationally know inlay expert, Steve Latta, this age old form of ornamentation will gain firm footing in the twenty-first century. Pattern inlay involves creating designs executed with modern tooling combined with traditional materials. Through the use of simple and sometimes complex patterns, contemporary line work designs can be set into the wood. Floral patterns, animal forms, geometric or random designs are a few of the applications we’ll look at. Inlaid borders, also made with a pattern, will be covered as well. We’ll spend time gaining an understanding of the basic materials and techniques and then see where our imaginations take us. Topics we will cover in this class include: The fundamentals of modern inlay- including tooling and materials, working up designs and learning how to set them as inlay, making patterns for both simple and complex shapes and  adding ornamental inlaid borders. The tool list is linked below- The most important tools that you should bring are a dremel and the Stew-Mac Dremel base https://www.stewmac.com/Luthier_Tools/Types_of_Tools/Routers_and_Bits/Routers/Precision_Router_Base.html

Latta Tapered inlay 640

Don’t miss this opportunity to let your creativity get the best of you! Sign up today. Tuition: $295.00 plus materials.

Section 120118B: December 1 & 2, Saturday & Sunday, 9:30 - 5:00pm Latta Lotus pattern inlay 640

general tool list    (will open in a new window)  

pdfTool_List_Steve_Latta_Contemporary_Inlay.pdf

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11/2/2015

Bob,

All I can say is WOW!  Mike Mascelli is absolutely terrific!  

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5/25/2016

Bob,

I took the weekend woodturning class this weekend with Cory Anderson and just wanted to let you know how fabulous I thought he was.

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