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21 - Sep
(Nearby Event: Other)
Where:MASS collective, 364 Nelson Street SW, Atlanta, Georgia, United States, 30313
Instructor: Daniel Clay of Saturday Box Company   Summary: In this two-day class students will receive comprehensive instruction in the fundamentals of chip carving, a decorative technique in which faceted "chips" are removed from a wooden surface to produce geometric patterns, stylized images, lettering and ornamentation.     Description: Through demonstrations, guided practice, skill-building exercises, and the completion of a decorative wall hanging, students will leave class with all the knowledge, experience and confidence to pursue chip carving on their own. Each session with start at 10am and end at 5pm with a break for lunch in the middle.  Concepts Covered: Sharpening chip carving knives Proper technique, safety, and familiarity with chip carving's basic design vocabulary through the completion of a "practice board" Understanding wood grain Free-form carving exercises We'll look at historical and modern examples of chip carving from around the world and discuss design considerations specific to the craft  Selecting and preparing wood Methods for transferring patterns Finishing techniques  Completion of a final project: a decorative wall hanging  Students will go home with a selection of patterns for carving on their own No prior woodworking or carving experience is necessary to take the class, but all are welcome! This class is best suited to those with little or no chip carving experience.  The instructor will provide the wood and all necessary materials for the class. Students are encouraged to purchase their own chip carving knives, and it is strongly recommended that you start with this knife, or this two piece knife set. Otherwise they may use one of the instructor's knives for the duration of the workshop.  About the instructor:  Daniel Clay is a woodworker, designer and artist based in Knoxville, TN. He is an alumni of The Carpenter's Boatshop apprenticeship program ('06) where he studied wooden boatbuilding, Shaker oval boxes, Appalachian ladder-bac
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