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Bend It – Curve It-Shape It with Michael Fortune

Jan 27, 2019 - Jan 31, 2019 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Demo of a Bent Lam Glue up

Level:  Open to All

Taught by Michael Fortune this 5-day technique-packed  class will show you a wide variety of ways to shape your work.  Learn how to produce unbelievable curves in your furniture using steam-bending, vacuum forming, bent lamination and kerf bending. Michael will show you how to bend wood without breaking it.  Learn about air-dried lumber, compression straps, clamping forms, and vacuumn bagging.  In between the demos, there will be plenty of time for hands-on practice of the techniques.  Being able to bend wood will push your chairs, legs, tables and doors into new territory.

This class is all about learning techniques that will really increase the skill set and design options you have in your work.  This class is open for all students beginners – advanced and for furniture makers, turners and carvers.


  • Lumber selection
  • Steam Bending
  • Bent Lamination
  • Vacuum forming
  • Hand shaping with a spokeshave
  • Kerf bending
  • How to determine which technique is best for your project

Tuition:  $750

Materials Fee: $80

There will be a $45 registration fee if this is the first time you are registering for a class.


10 available
Intermediate Furniture Week Bending with Fortune$750.00


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