Demonstrations

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Professional Furniture Making with Sketchup

1:30 pm - 4:15 pm

3D modeling is becoming an essential tool of furniture designers and makers. Arthur Talayko will demonstrate the fundamentals of modeling by making a chair using Sketchup as part of his daily professional practice. Participants will glean the effectiveness and simplicity of building to-scale digital furniture and how the process dovetails into better design and making.

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Hobo Carving and Trick Whittling

10:45 am - 12:00 pm

Often erroneously seen as a process only achieved by hobos and tramps, follow a developed history of whittling steeped in hobo mystique and often hidden technique. Through trick carving and additive, sculptural chip carving, Taylor Rushing will demonstrate the creation of a tramp art box and give insight into the often-troublesome nature of the Ball-in-Cage.

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Counterpoise Shelf Construction – Willow and Found Objects

1:30 pm - 4:15 pm

In this demonstration, Justin Roberts shares the creation of a counterpoised shelf crafted from found materials and sustainable willow. Addressing willow uses, identification, and behavior, Justin recalls the knowledge passed to him by master artist, George Beard.

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Intro to Epoxy and Other Polymers

1:30 pm - 4:15 pm

Matt Sheilds presents an introduction to the use of polymer resins in various furniture applications. Epoxy topcoating, mold-making, deep casting and other techniques will be discussed and demonstrated.

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Friday, June 21, 2019

Gilding: Decorative Metal Leaf Demonstration

10:45 am - 12:00 pm

Join Meg Bye as she demonstrates a “cooking style” demonstration of the gilding process from gesso through treatment, application, finish and care.

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Chair Caning

1:30 pm - 4:15 pm

A Brief Demonstration of Chair Caning will inspire makers to incorporate woven panels in new designs. Following a demonstration of Shaker tape, Danish cord and rattan, participants are encouraged to experience the weaving process. Participants will examine the intersection of woven furniture in global markets throughout history and discuss issues and applications of woven materials […]

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Getting Personal with Your CNC Router

1:30 pm - 4:15 pm

The CNC router is a simple tool made complicated by the layers of software used to control it. Those layers mediate the maker’s experience of the tool, and traces of the software often appear in the final objects. In this demonstration using MIAD’s CNC router, we will explore techniques to peel back the layers and […]

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Saturday, June 22, 2019

Responsible Restoration

2:45 pm - 4:00 pm

Join Paul Henry and Alf Sharp in this open ended demonstration and discussion of restoration tools and techniques.

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