Carving Workshop w/ Phil Lowe

  • February 16, 2015
  • 9:00 AM
  • February 17, 2015
  • 5:00 PM
  • Furniture Institute of MA, 116 Water St, Beverly, MA
  • 5


  • Any member of EMGW or their family.

Non-refundable $50 deposit required with registration. This can be done online with credit card or PayPal. Balance payable 1st day of the workshop.
Registration is closed

A unique opportunity to learn carving fundamentals from a Master and one of the finest woodworking teachers in the field. To be held at the Furniture Institute of Massachusetts in Beverly, MA. 9-5 each day.

This class is perfect for the beginner as well as for the intermediate furniture maker. Students will learn the proper procedure to grind, hone, and strop gouges, back bends and v tools. Carving exercises commence with rudimentary tasks, enabling each student to gain an understanding of how to read the grain and how, subsequently, to cut it properly. Through carving exercises, each student will learn the importance of laying out patterns in a clear and concise fashion. Techniques to hold the wood throughout the carving procedure will be taught. A systematic approach to the physical aspect of carving is paramount. Students will learn the order and placement of cuts essential to detailed ornamentation. This approach enables the carver to produce a decisive piece of ornamentation in an efficient amount of time. Through the study of carved moldings, fans, rosettes, reeds, flutes, volutes, and acanthus leaves, the students will leave with a firm foundation for the execution of ornamental carving and an understanding of how to embellish their future works.

Cost is $325 plus materials (~$25).  $50 deposit required with registration. Limited to 9 students. Please register early to be assured of a space. Tool list will be sent to registrants.

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