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Veneering on Curved Parts with Darryl Keil

Darryl Keil Demi Lune 640In this exciting new class with nationally known veneer expert, Darryl Keil students will explore the techniques and tools needed to make curved furniture parts that showcase the use of highly figured veneers. A classic demi-lune table is the project that we will use as a vehicle to learn and practice the techniques of:

Making curved aprons using Italian bending plywood

Adding the show veneer and vertical grain cross banding to the curved aprons along with a decorative inlay to separate the two

Creating a “Sunburst” veneer pattern for the Demilune top. The sunburst veneer top will also be surrounded with a contrasting short grain border and a decorative inlay to set off the two veneer patterns. Creating the sunburst on a demilune is actually more complex than it is on a circular panel because the angles of the segments change.

We will go into handling veneers, sources for veneer, adhesives and techniques to create virtually invisible seams.

Darryl is one of this country’s innovators with working with vacuum presses.  Because vacuum presses open up a whole level of advanced veneering techniques this class will also feature the full range of capabilities of using a vacuum press.

During this unique class you will be making the primary parts for a demilune table- i.e. the curved aprons and the top. It will be up to you to add the legs and back apron on your own.

Here is a class that will give you practical knowledge and experience and will open your eyes to the endless possibilities that working with veneer offers.

Darryl Keil began making furniture in 1976 after attending the Portland School of Art and was a pioneer in the application of vacuum pressing technology to the woodworking industry. As a leading expert on veneer work he serves as a technical consultant to furniture manufacturing facilities across the country. His company, Vacuum Pressing Systems, operates out of Brunswick, ME. Darryl will be assisted by his son Peter who has been taking on an increasingly responsible role in the company and expands his knowledge of working with veneers continually. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to learn from a leader in the field. Sign up today.

Tuition: $450.00 plus materials

Section 050319A: Friday, Saturday & Sunday, May 3 – 5, 9:30am – 5:00pm

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