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Period Furniture Carving with Boris Khechoyan (8/5/13 – 8/9/13)
This class is designed to familiarize the student with the tools and techniques of woodworking. The student will learn the basic techniques of perspective, proportions, and symmetry. Every project begins with an understanding of how to visualize the finished work and thinking in 3 dimensions. This class offers a creative mixture of lecture, demonstrations, and hands-on experience. It is designed to expose the student to the various types and purposes of wood and the tools designed for each. We encourage students to bring their own project to class, or work on one of the projects provided.
Date: Aug. 5 - 9, 2013 (9:00 am - 5:00 pm)
Max Class Size: 12
Cost: $725.00 Material fee $65.00 Includes All Materials
Instructor: Boris Khechoyan
Recommended Tools: Recommended tools and materials required: (Boris will introduce and demonstrate some of the basic wood carving tools and how they are used, maintained and kept sharp to provide the best results.) You may choose one small (2-6 mm), one medium (10-12 mm), and one large (16-20 mm) tool from each sweep. • Straight Chisel: o 02mm, 04mm - 06mm, 10mm - 12mm, 16mm - 20mm • Straight Gouge: Sweep #4 o 04mm, 06mm - 08mm, 10mm - 12mm, 16mm - 20mm • Straight Gouge: Sweep #7 o 04mm - 06mm, 08mm -12mm, 16mm - 20mm • Spade Gouge: Sweep #7 o 10mm, 16mm (optional) • Straight Gouge: Sweep#10 o 02mm - 04mm, 06mm - 10mm, 12mm - 16mm, 20mm - 25mm • Straight V-Chisel: o 04mm, 08mm - 10mm • Knife or Scalpel: Solid blade only. • Mallet • Combination Sharpening Stone: Medium and Fine • Optional: Waterproof Sandpaper-360 grade To make your learning experience complete and enjoyable, it is essential that you have the recommended tools listed.
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William Ng comes from an engineering background and uses a similar approach in his woodworking. Precision, accuracy and efficiency are emphasized in his teaching. His sense of humor, combined with his passion for woodworking makes for an enjoyable learning experience.