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Make a Sunburst Veneered Table Top with Mark Arnold

arnold_sunburst_2Veneer is often feared and maligned, yet unfairly so. Introduce yourself to some of the amazing possibilities of working with thin sheets of wood. In this workshop, students will decorate a circular panel while learning how to flatten unruly veneers, bookmatch sequentially-sliced sheets, assemble a ‘face’, and adhere it to a ¾” Baltic birch substrate using powdered plastic resin glue. Specifically, we will do a 12-piece circular sunburst suitable for a small gueridon, or occasional table. Crotch patterned veneers can be used which will add a whole new level of complexity but with also yield spectacular results. In the process, we will discuss veneer figures, tapes, adhesives, alternate substrates, edge treatments, clamping options, and various strategies for doing curved work. Students will embellish their panels with stringing and/or banding. The sequence for making herringbone and rope bandings will also be demonstrated so that students can use these on a future project.arnold_sunburst_3

While a base for the table is not a part of the class (the time and energy will be focused on making a truly spectacular top)- we will endeavor to have a few plans available that would be suitable for the top you end up making in class. Mark Arnold is the editor of the SAPFM Journal and has his own custom furniture making business, specializing in Federal period reproductions. He is a frequent contributor to Fine Woodworking and Popular Woodworking Magazines. Sign up for this exciting new class- the possibilities are endless! Tuition: $795.00 plus materials

Section 073012A: Monday - Saturday, July 30 - August 4, 9:00am - 5:00pmarnold_sunburst_table_cropped




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