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Green Woodworking Workshop

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August 26, 2022
August 27, 2022
10:00 - 4:00

Workshop Overview

Green Woodworking Workshop

There are few things more gratifying than being able to turn a fresh-cut tree into a piece of furniture in a few days. This will be a workshop where we will collaboratively explore the art of green woodworking and expose participants to various techniques needed to create strong, comfortable and lightweight chairs that will endure for generations to come. Participants in the workshop will make a simple stool with demonstrations on other techniques depending on participant interest.

About the Instructor(s)

Ryan Carpenter is a manufacturing engineer by day and furniture maker and boat builder by night. He minored in fine art with a focus on sculpture and has spent the past decades exploring different woodworking techniques to bring sculptural elements into functional items. He employs a hybrid approach to use machinery where it can deliver efficiency and traditional hand tools where their flexibility can enhance the final piece.

Materials List: Students Bring

• Shaving horse

• Spokeshave

• Drawknife (Instructor can loan tools for up to 3 individuals and provide plans to make a shaving horse from basic lumberyard materials for interested students)

Materials List: Provided by Instructor(s)

• Green hardwood for legs

• Kiln dried hardwood for rungs will be provided based on supplies available

• Participants can bring their own materials if they are looking for a specific species/color of wood

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