Changing wood from straight lines to curved adds a whole new dimension to woodworking, learn both the practical how to and the design impact of bending wood in this 5-day hands-on class.
You will learn how to do a variety of bending techniques such as steam bend, laminate bend, hot pipe bend, and vacuum form.
We’ll work on multiple small hands-on projects including a wall shelf, a mirror and coat hooks to give you practical experience of the processes. The key learnings you’ll take away with you include:
Making laminates with the bandsaw
Creating and using bending forms
Vacuum bag clamping
Jointing and planning curved parts
Milling curved parts safely
We will explore how repeated shapes and curved surfaces impact your furniture designs and explore other areas – such as mixing different species. If time allows we’ll touch on additional methods such as coppering but the goal will be to build a strong base of knowledge that you can leverage off of for you projects at home.
Be prepared to take your work and skills up a notch.