Class: 18th Century Wood Carving with Kaare Loftheim (2 Days)

$320.00

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CLASS CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19

CLASS LENGTH: 2 Days

CLASS DESCRIPTION: Join Colonial Williamsburg woodworker Kaare Loftheim for two days of classical wood carving instruction. Students will learn to sharpen their carving gouges, learn wood carving fundamentals through some preliminary carving exercises, then move to carving a traditional ball and claw foot. This class is open to beginners, but will also be helpful to those with some more advanced carving experience.

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Description

Over two days students will have the amazing opportunity to learn the fundamentals of traditional wood carving from one of the world’s most experienced hand tool woodworkers, Kaare Loftheim. Students will properly shape and sharpen their carving gouges, learn wood carving fundamentals through some preliminary carving exercises, then implement their new skills into carving the traditional ball and claw foot. This class is open to beginners, but will also be helpful to those with some more advanced carving experience.

ball and claw foot wood carving kaare loftheim side view

Class Syllabus:

DAY 1:

  • Shaping and sharpening carving chisels
  • Learn claw foot aesthetics and leg pattern
  • Preliminary carving exercises
  • Layout ball and claw on profiled leg blank

DAY 2:

  • Carving the ball and claw foot

ball and claw foot wood carving kaare loftheim front view

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