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Intro To Power Carving & Pyrography Florida School of Woodwork LLC

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Explore the embell­ish­ment tech­niques of power relief carving and wood­burn­ing that can be used by wood­turn­ers, furni­ture­mak­ers or other wood artists to expand the visual impact of your pieces.
Dixie Biggs

Explore the embell­ish­ment tech­niques of power relief carving and wood­burn­ing that can be used by wood­turn­ers, furni­ture­mak­ers or other wood artists to expand the visual impact of your pieces. Students will learn tech­niques for relief carving using a micro-motor rotary power carver; the use of wood burners for adding texture and detail; and incor­po­rat­ing colour into your work with acrylic paints through the dry-brush technique.

This class is focused on off-the-lathe and off-machin­ery tech­niques, so while the ability to use a lathe or other wood­work­ing machines is a plus, it is not required. Dixie will walk students, step by step, through her relief-carving tech­niques from layout, to bit selec­tion, to finish­ing detail on sample discs and sample blocks that will be provided. The begin­ning exer­cises will help in the process of devel­op­ing skills that can be incor­po­rated into other wood­work, so bring projects that are dry and ready to carve.

No previ­ous power-carving or paint­ing expe­ri­ence is needed, just show up with a desire to discover and explore the techniques.

Key Points:

Taking the mystery out of power relief carving

Having fun explor­ing several new approaches to relief carving

Devel­op­ing tool control

Modi­fy­ing carving burrs

Exper­i­ment with textures created with a variety of burrs

Tips and tricks for sanding

Incor­po­rat­ing newfound skills into your own work

All levels are welcome.

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