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Creating a Sculptural Cabinet
Creating a Sculptural Cabinet

Creating a Sculptural Cabinet

Skill level: intermediate and advanced Instructor: Andrew Glantz 7-day workshop June 3–9, 2024

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Dates & Location

Jun 03, 2024, 9:00 AM – Jun 09, 2024, 4:00 PM

Wendell Castle Workshop, 18 Maple St, Scottsville, NY 14546, USA

Class description

As we add curved and sculptural elements to a cabinet, its visual interest and impact can grow rapidly. Students in this class will use three different methods—sculpted surfaces, coopered doors and bent laminations—to design and build a cabinet. This seven-day class will start with the unique and personal design of the cabinet and then work through all the production details to complete the piece. The cabinets will be designed to knock down for ease in shipping or transportation back home. Cabinets will be limited to a maximum of 40” wide X 40” high X 20” deep.

The material fee will cover the cost of 39 BF of cherry, 5.5 BF of walnut, cherry veneered sheet goods (¾” and ¼”), ¾” plywood for jigs, and incidental materials for the construction of this cabinet.

Students should bring:

  • Personal safety equipment, including eye and ear protection, apron and gloves
  • Measuring devices, such as a ruler or tape measure
  • Pocket square
  • Adjustable bevel guide

Optional tool list:

  • Apron
  • Trammel points
  • 4 ½” right angle grinder with wood carving discs (WCW will have 2 on hand)
  • Router and the following bits: (WCW has 6 routers on hand)

·  23/32” diameter X 1 ½” (with top bearing if you have one)

·  ¾” diameter X 1 ½” (with top bearing if you have one)

·  ¼” diameter X 1 ½” with bottom bearing

·  An assortment of decorative edge treatment bits, such as  ¼” or ½” round over, ½” cove or 15° taper

·  Rub collar set

  • Drill and drill bits – twist, brad point, and Forstner
  • Belt sander and assorted belts
  • Screw drivers
  • Chisels (1/4” – 1”)
  • Block plane
  • Quality Cabinetmakers Rasps (Auriou, Dragon, Nicholson, or similar) in flat/half-round
  • Wood files
  • Spokeshave
  • Smoothing plane or low angle jack plane

Class fee: $1200

Materials fee: $515

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