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In Memory of Richard Bergen

Richard BergenIt is with great sadness that I tell you Richard Bergen lost his courageous battle with Leukemia on Thursday, April 9, 2020. He was a close personal friend for over 20 years and a huge asset in the school. Richard took dozens and dozens of classes over the years and assisted in most of the beginning classes for many years. Every studio photograph of the school furniture projects was done by Richard- free of charge!

Richard never hesitated to jump in and help out any time we needed it and was a huge help to hundreds of students..

He will be sorely missed.

Bob Van Dyke

Carving for Furniture Makers – Details for Turnings - with Will Neptune

finialThe carved surfaces of turnings and the eye-catching effect of carved patterns are a powerful combination. You see the overall form of the turning and are drawn in by the more complex details of the carving.

This unique class will concentrate on the embellishments and carving that can be done on turned forms. Using simple divisions and repetitive carving patterns can produce a wide range of effects and are easy to adapt to many projects that have parts made on a lathe. Details such as pea ans sausage or gadrooning which appear on straight moldings can also be used on their turned equivalents. Larger scale patterns include spirals for urns or balls, barley twist columns and flames for finials. In this class each student will work on practice turnings to learn the strategies and methods used for these basic forms. You will learn a variety of layout strategies and carving techniques. Demonstration topics will include fixtures for holding turnings, indexing and layout, tool selection and reading the grain direction along with showing how to relate these ideas to more complex examples. Don't miss this opportunity to learn from one of this country's leading wood carvers. Tuition: $255.00 (plus materials)

Section 120112A: Saturday & Sunday, December 1 & 2, 9:30am – 5:00pm

Tool list will be posted fall 2012


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

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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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