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Study Wood Carving for Beginners with Jim Whitman

Study Wood Carving for Beginners with Jim Whitman

It will be a 5 day class at the Peters Valley Craft Center in Layton, New Jersey, August 10th thru the 14th. Jim will begin by teaching how to sharpen your chisels and knives and keep them sharp. An emphasis will be made on how to choose the correct wood and to read the grain while carving your project. The student will begin with simple flower carving and proceed to an eagle head. Students can also bring their own projects.  (See www.petersvalley.org  for more details and registration).

You will be supplied the wood for carving (Bass wood or Mahogany) as well as the gold leaf.  Students should bring their own chisels and knives. Chisels will be supplied if you don’t have any.

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