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Woodcarving Knife Sharpening Class

by Jim Miller

Saturday Morning, November 25, 2017 from 10 am - 12 noon.

Cost is $36. Bring your woodcarving knife, sharpening stones or diamond sharpeners and safety glove. Or you may purchase any of these items when you arrive.


Woodcarving V Tool and Gouge Sharpening Class

by Jim Miller

Saturday, November 25, 2017 from 1 pm to 3 pm

Cost is $36. Bring your v-tools, sharpening stones or diamond sharpeners and safety glove. Or you may purchase any of these items when you arrive.



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Spirit, Santa, and Indian Face Class by Greg Wilkerson
Greg Wilkerson will be teaching a Spirit Face Class December December 1st and 2nd, and also by Appointment, with only a 1 Day Notice. This 2 Day Class is $165 and runs from 10 am to 5 pm with a 1 hour lunch.  Price includes your choice of one of 6 roughouts. Each roughout comes with a full color pattern. This class is not for beginners. You will need to have some carving experience and bring you own sharpened tools and safety glove. For a more extensive list of tools to bring, call or email the shop. You may also purchase tools and gloves when you arrive.
Greg will show you the basics of facial anatomy in carving a face and give you lots of pointers in carving and keeping your tools sharp. Because of the retail environment, no stains or finishes will be applied during class, but a handout explaining how to finish, stain and paint will be given to each student. Call or email the shop to set up a class with Greg.




Log Cabin Relief Carving Class by Sheilah Nichols                                                            Sheila Nichols Class Photo.jpg

This is a 2 Day Class, starting Monday & Tuesday, December 4th & 5th, 2017, and also by Appointment. Cost is $80 + blank.Sheilah worked with John Engler for 28 years, and still works with him during the fall festival at Silver Dollar City. Bring your favorite sharpened tools and safety glove. Sheilah uses a v tool, flat gouge, and carving knife. If you need tools or a glove you may purchase them At “Pete’s Place” when you arrive. Beginners welcome. Sheilah also has an easy project for beginners who have only a short time to stay for a 1 Day class, and will come on a 1 Day notice. Cost is $65 for this class.

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This is a 2 or 3 Day Class  (your choice) and is $65 per Day + cost of roughout $20. Scheduled Class is December 18 & 19, 2017,(you can add a 3rd day if you wish). Joe will also  teach this class by Appointment for your convenience. If you are a beginner, he has a line of Santa Ornaments that you can learn on.

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Learn to carve fur, hair and full curly beards for your Santa’s and Mountain Men. Joe will show you easily attainable techniques for carving realistic and convincing hair, fur, and beards that will add that “punch” and style to your carvings. Topics covered will include tool selection, layout, improvisation, locks and curls, dimension, movement, and just the right amount of subtle detail.

Joe’s wonderfully detailed Santa’s show a European influence. He was recently awarded First Place in the Santa catagory at the International Carver’s Congress Carving Show in Iowa.

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