Make a Federal Seymour Style Card Table with Will Neptune
Tables from the Federal Period are an excellent introduction to veneering. Card Table designs of the period are easily converted into hall tables, without the added problems of a leaf supported by a swing leg. Learning methods for forming and veneering curved rails are skills useful in a wide range of projects. Square tapered or turned and reeded legs were used for these tables. For the table we will be building, the front legs attach to a canted corner forming an interesting detail that is repeated in the shape of the top. The curves of the serpentine front rail and ogee side rails sweep to the corners, completing this dynamic pattern. We will be building this as a hall table because we will not be building the hinged swinging leg.
In this class you will learn strategies for making the shaped rails and for cutting joints on curved parts. We will use simple methods for clamping veneer to these curved rails, along with tricks for working with inlays and banding. Methods for making basic bandings will be demonstrated. Both hand tool and machine methods for the layout and cutting of reeding will be explained. Each person will work on a sample leg in class to learn the technique, allowing the four legs to be completed at home.
Because of the large number of legs required for the class, we will have the legs turned and the reeds roughed out before the class begins. If you prefer to turn your own legs and you are a competent turner, we can send the pattern to you before the class starts. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from one of the most knowledgeable craftsmen and instructors in this country. Tuition $795.00 plus materials
Section 072511A: Monday - Saturday, July 25 - 30, 9:00am - 5:00pm
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