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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

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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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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