Live Edge Class At Snow Farm Massachusetts Part 1
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Video Player Media error: Format(s) not supported or source(s) not found mejs.download-file: s26462.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/20171007_161257.m4v?_=100:0000:00 On Columbus day weekend I taught a live-edge furniture class at Snow Farm, a reputable New England based craft school located in the picturesque Berkshire mountains of Western Massachusetts.
My six students faced a challenging task, to design and build furniture that presents a strong live-edge character, and to do so just in two and a half days of work.The weather was mostly nice and the food was amazing (which is so important for energizing both teachers and students) plus, I was very fortunate to have furniture maker & woodturner, Heather Dawson, as my assistant and co-teacher.
Together we helped our students design and build a few tables and one bookshelf top.As you will see in the following entries, the combination of live-edge slabs and turned furniture parts can look pretty cool.
One of my students brought a cut off from a cherry tree that showed pretty nice grain and other surprises which I will show in future entries.Two other students brought over hardwood slabs that they purchased locally.
The remaining three students received an extremely long, Live edge pine slab that's Snow Farm acquired ahead of time.This...