If you have ever wondered what is produced during a weekend class on using moulding planes, you now know.
A pile of shavings like this must have a byproduct, right? Well, here is a portion of what one student left behind...
Each of the five students in the class left with a complete stick of moulding to make a picture frame.
Once mitered, it will look something like this...
Check this link out if you want to know how I made this.
These pieces were done completely by hand
This was the first time that an optional third day was added to the class. On this final day we used a larger range of planes and quite a few carving gouges.
Mike had never set a carving gouge to wood before. He did a great job.
Dave, on the other hand, has.
The small class size offered at The Acanthus Workshop + a set of hollows and rounds + Chuck Bender =
Whatever the students want to do.
I had no intention of making a linenfold, but we did. I didn't get a picture of the 6' length of moulding that we then cut up and is pictured above.
Each of the students that opted for the third day made a portion of that long length while taking a timeout from carving their egg and dart. They were sent home with homework.
Chuck is offering a class on BUILDING A BOSTON BOMBE CHEST in the near future. It's 6 days. This is a picture of the piece from Chuck's site.
Will there be homework there too?
Ask him how far the students got in the Master Class of making a pie crust stand. It was pretty impressive to hear. There will likely be less homework than you can imagine.