Classes

Classes for 2015

 

Build a Tracy Fan-back

 

 Dates: July 20-25, 2015  

 

 A week-long Monday thru Friday class where students will learn to build a Fan-back side chair based on the designs of Ebenezer and Elijah Tracy. Students will learn to shape and saddle a seat in the Tracy manner; assemble a chair's under-carriage with blind fox-wedges; steam-bend combs and shape spindles. A seat-blank and a pre-turned set of legs, stretchers, and back-posts are included in the cost of the class. Students will need to bring a set of basic hand tools. A list of suggested tools will be provided to enrolling students. Specialty chair-making tools will be provided by the instructor.

 

 Class size limited to three students.

 

 Tuition: $1,500.00

 

 

 

Build A Classic Bow-back Side Chair

 

 Date: August 17-22, 2015

 

 A week long class running Monday thru Friday, with a spill over day Saturday. Students will learn to carve and shape a traditional shield shaped seat; steam-bend back bows; shave spindles and assemble a classic bow-back side chair. Students with lathe experience may elect to learn to turn pipe-stem spindles on a lathe. A seat blank and set of turned legs and stretchers is provided.  Basic hand tools are required. A suggested list of tools will be provided to enrolling students. Specialty chair-making tools will be provided by the instructor.

 

 Class size limited to three students.

 

 Tuition: $1,500.00