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Advanced Carving Class

JAN 13 | Advanced Carving Class 

Jan 13, 10am-4pm (3 person limit, 6 hour class)

About: Designer Melanie Abrantes will lead students in hand carving their own custom carving project using traditional Japanese tools and techniques. The class will start with a discussion of different wood types, an explanation of the tools required, and an overview of the techniques used to cut wood. Once students have acquired a basic understanding, Melanie will lead them in designing their piece, showing them how to use the heavy machinery like the band-saw and sander then teach them how to carve with the tools. When the final design has been reached, students will sand and finish their one-of-a-kind pieces with an all-natural finish. All tools will be provided to use during the workshop, with the option of purchasing the hand tools at a discounted rate to continue your carving practice at home!

Handtools and Other Items Provided:

  • Wood of choice
  • Mikikicha carving knife
  • Japanese Spoon Gouge
  • Japanese Rasp
  • Bench Hook
  • Carving instructions to take home
  • Snacks and Drinks

What Tools We will be using in the shop:

  • Bandsaw
  • Sander
  • Drill Press

The class will be held at my studio in Oakland! 155 Filbert St. Ste 102 Oakland, CA 94607.

Limited seats available. Please try to arrive 15 mins before the class begins.

Earlier Event: December 16
Butter Knife Carving Workshop
Later Event: February 10
The Makerie Retreat: Chicago