6 day class
Learn to Build a Windsor Chair
Making a sack-back Windsor chair using traditional hand methods beginning with an Oak log, is a very rewarding experience for any woodworker. You will start with a log on Monday and learn the skills of riving wood while splitting out the parts for bending. You will also learn how to steam-bend wood, shape the spindles with a spokeshave as well as carve the seat using traditional tools such as a scorp, adze and travisher. We will have the main legs and arm posts already turned beforehand and will turn the lower stretchers in class in the interest of reducing the overall time required to complete the chair You will leave on the sixth day with a finished chair.
We will paint it first with traditional red milk paint and then paint it black and show you how to rub it down for a traditional aged feel and look. If you are able to bring a concave spokeshave it will be handy. (Boggs concave shave from Lie-Neilsen or Veritas concave spokeshave 0-1,)
This class is from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Class size limited to 4.
Prerequisite: Joinery I: Woodworking with Hand Tools
NOTE: This class will close 1 week prior to the start date of the class.