"Conception to Completion" by Don McHugh
Both Friday and Saturday, Oct. 17-18, 2014
Times: 1pm – 2pm @ Klingspor’s Woodworking Extravaganza
Don's display will start with reference materials (books, photos, models, roughouts, patterns, etc.) that suggest wood carving subjects (birds, fish, animals, flowers, etc.). The next step will require identifying the appropriate wood for the subject. Then the subject is patterned to the wood to produce the roughout. Don will describe the manual tools or power tools required to refine the roughout, including sanding tools to complete the subject before applying a finish (paint, stain, wax, etc). His display will also include an emphasis on safety including (dust collection, carving glove, eye protection, etc).
Throughout the presentation Don will discuss tool maintenance. Don will describe what can be done with the completed project (sell, competition, donation, etc). Mr. McHugh will also describe various ways of assessing a value to the project. There will be some projects at all the various stages of completion included with this display.
Don will be able to answer various other carving questions throughout the event!