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**This workshop will be live streamed via Zoom.**
Registration for this class has closed. There is another class scheduled beginning Monday, February 8th. To register click here.
Burl wood and curly-grain wood with flame or quilt patterns are gorgeous as-is. But with flame, acrylics and gilding paste you can give these woods a completely different look that mimics stone or metal or just makes people stare in wonder. This two-session online class will show you how to apply these techniques to woodworking projects such as boxes, cabinet door panels, turned wood projects or sculptures.
At the first session, the instructor will show a wide range of examples and demonstrate how to use flame to turn figure in wood into texture, how to enhance figure by using acrylic paint that has different consistencies, and how to use gilding paste. During the week between the first and second sessions, you will be able to work with a kit of supplies to apply the techniques and experiment with your own variations. At the second session, you and the other students will share your work and have an opportunity for followup questions. After the class, you should have paint and gilding wax left to adapt the processes to a project of your own.
The materials kit consists of at least 20 small samples (approximately 1/4" x 3" x 3" or larger) of highly figured wood, airbrush-consistency black paint; thick acrylic paint in black, off-white and neutral; a set of standard-consistency acrylic paints in 12 colors; gilding paste; brushes; the scrub brush that the instructor recommends for some techniques; and sandpaper.
You will need to supply a propane torch or the type of butane burner used for making creme brulee. If you don't already have one, local shops probably do, or you can order online. Click this link to see a suitable propane torch. Click this link to see a suitable butane burner. If you order the burner, get an extra butane canister.
You will also need to supply stir sticks (popsickle sticks are good), a paper plate for a palette, a few paper towels and an old toothbrush if you have one. Latex gloves are good for keeping your hands clean, but not essential as acrylic paint washes off easily.
Art Liestman, who lives in Vancouver, B.C., is well-known as a wood turner and woodturning instructor. He has presented to woodturners' clubs throughout the United States and Canada, including several repeat trips to the Olympic Peninsula Woodturners. He has been teaching online since the pandemic closures last spring.
He specializes in what he calls the lost wood process, in which he turns turning spindle blanks made of three layers. He then cuts the pieces, separates the layers and glues the outside layers back together to create turned objects that aren't round in cross-section. It was a short journey from that sleight-of-hand to incorporating cold-bending wood in his pieces.
Liestman's work can be seen on his website, artliestman.com.
Share your woodworking successes and challenges and learn what others in the BARN woodworker community are doing in a new series of online meetings.
Scheduled on the second and fourth Tuesday evenings of the month these sessions will usually begin with a small bit of prepared content, such as pictures of projects that members want to show, or interviews with local pro woodworkers, or tours of home shops — whatever content members of the group suggest. After the prepared content, we’ll have a chance to touch base on areas of interest with each other. You can ask technical questions, share lessons you've learned, suggest classes you'd like to take.
If you have pictures to share or a topic to suggest, please email email@example.com.
**This event will be live streamed via Zoom.**
Hosted by Membership Coordinator Carla Mackey.
An open forum of discussion for BARN Members to gather and chat every second Wednesday of the month. Carla may bring topics of conversation to the meeting.
Members, please register here to receive the Zoom link right away. It will be sent to the email address you used to register. A reminder email will also be sent one day prior to the event.
This event will be conducted via Zoom. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial. Please make sure you have the most current version of the Zoom software.
The BARN Member newsletter is emailed the fourth Wednesday of the month. The link to join is also provided in that monthly newsletter about a week prior to the event.
If you have questions, please contact Carla at Membership@bainbridgebarn.org.
**This workshop will be live streamed via Zoom.**
Do you ever get confused about what type of glue to use on your woodworking projects? Wonder about correct preparation and application? Which clamps to use and how long to leave them on? How to clean up the mess?
This class will engage you in a conversation to answer these and other questions focusing on materials and tools available in BARN’s Woodworking Studio. Our goal is to give you more confidence in this important phase of your project’s construction and provide you with a better result.
Instructor: Jeff Williams is a retired firefighter. While not a professional woodworker, he brings 40 years of experience as a fourth-generation woodworker. His great grandfather worked on furniture restoration at Hearst Castle in California in 1925. In addition, Jeff has six years with BARN’s Woodworking and Small Boatbuilding Studio as prior studio lead and instructor.
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Stay tuned for more information on our exciting event! Watch for more information in our BARN newsletters and the front page of our website.