Learn to take a block of wood and turn it into a woodcarving with moving parts!
Apprehensive about trying those old “whittlin' tricks"? Don't be! In this class, students will learn to carve a free-moving captive ring from a single block of wood.
In the process, we’ll practice basic carving techniques and principles, and be discuss safety, sharpening, planning, design traditions, and more skills that can be applied across a wide variety of carving projects.
We’ll mostly use an 8mm #5 gouge, or an 8mm skew chisel for this project (provided by Idea Foundry), but a few other common tools will be available to try, as well. Reference materials and wood blanks will be provided. Most students at least get their ring freed, and begin refining during the class session. Some may also begin additional decoration.