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Introduction to Bending | Kelly Parker

Aug 15, 2022-Aug 19, 2022 | 9:00 am-5:00 pm $860.00
Curved Wooden Legs of Handmade Chair

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Kelly Parker
Kelly Parker, born in Phoenix, Arizona in 1967, is a designer and maker of contemporary studio furniture and sculpture.
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Bend It Like Gumby

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
  • Steam Bending
  • Jointing and planning curved parts
  • Clamping strategies
  • 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.


Tuition: $820

Studio & Materials Fee: $40

One time registration fee of $45


Aug 15, 2022 @ 9:00 am
Aug 19, 2022 @ 5:00 pm
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Bending Wood Aug 2022
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