Popular in 1600 and 2020, these ancient carving methods are showing up all over the contemporary furniture field – so come jump on the bandwagon and learn the essentials of these old techniques. We will cover tools, technique, grip, pattern design and jigs for holding your work and for sharpening your tools. I will also demonstrate how to make punch tools and a depth gauge. In the afternoons I will cover classic chip carving – a versatile style of folk carving using inexpensive and simple tools. We will go over essential cuts and shapes that you can use to adorn furniture, boxes, utensils, any kind of decorative or functional woodwork. These techniques are an ideal introduction to carving and look gorgeous on furniture and smaller projects like boxes, bowls, plates and trays. They require simple tools, no expensive vices or grips, and no power tools. Whether you are just starting out or looking for a new way to apply a lifetime of woodworking experience, carving is an exciting and accessible craft. Patterns provided.


Participants need to bring a small kit of tools for the class (list provided and we’ll have extras of tools if your kit isn’t complete).

Aspen Golann

April 16, 17 & 18, 2021

Introduction to Carving – Traditional Techniques & Contemporary Applications

Cost: $625

To Register: Call Aaron Beale at 859-985-3224 or email at bealeaa@berea.edu