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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 - The "other" Chippendale leg - with Will Neptune

marlborough_leg.jpgMost people think "ball & claw" when they think of a Chippendale style furniture leg- but the Marlborough leg with its straight lines and more architectural effect is the complement to the naturalistic cabriole with ball and claw foot and is just as important to the style. In this class each student will work on a mock up of a leg and rail detail that would appear on a table.  Demonstrations will show how to adapt basic table construction to this style.  We will use shop made "scratch stocks" to profile the leg surfaces, and then learn the carved embellishments that can be used with this leg. The class will cover the pierced C-scroll bracket along with several carved moldings including rope, berry and sausage, sunken pea and gadrooning.  Like other classes in this series, you will learn some specific solutions to a set of problems, and more importantly, how to apply these techniques to other  furniture-making situations as well. Tuition $195.00 (plus materials)

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Testimonials

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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