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Carving Sessions
If you are interested in carving and don't know where to start, stop by one of our open carving sessions
Check out "http://www.minnesotawoodcarvers.com/metro.html" The open carving sessions are carvers together and discuss carving. We welcome all levels. click here for more information
John Krantz wood 651-464-5632

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Intarsia

- Art of taking scrape wood, shape, sand until shop has an even coat of dust, glue pieces together

February 26, 2008

Wood turning

- Art of making shavings

February 26, 2008

Scroll Saw

- 1.) Drill a few hundreds holes, 2.) Remove tension on scroll saw blade, loosen top screw holding blade, threat blade though one hole, tighten screw, replace tension on blade, saw a small hole 3.) Repeat step 2 for every hole you drilled.

Updated: March 20, 2008

Wood burning

- Burn wood that's too good for the fireplace but you still want the burnt wood smell

February 26, 2008

Carvings

- Combine wood turning, intarsia, and scroll saw except you do everything with a knife and sandpaper. Advantage of being portable.

February 26, 2008

Quilting

- Cutting cloth and then sewing it back together again

February 26, 2008

There are no mistakes, we call them design changes

Fire

- If the design changes didn't work, you call the piece designer firewood for that perfect campfire.

Stain Glass

- First scratch the glass, (sounds like scratching you finger nails on blackboard), grasp glass with one hand on both side of scratch, bend until breaks, use copper and lead to put back together
(My kids have been practicing breaking glass all their life)

February 26, 2008

Ant's View

   
 

now i can walk

Play and nap

Grandson Alex, Sept 2007

don't worry, it will grow back
 

The temp is a lie


You have a 50% chance of it being right
 
Wednesday Afternoon carvings session, Mary Ann Young Senior Center. Blaine, Minnesota
Time: 1-3 pm
Carvers together to carve, BS and help each other
Minnesota Woodcarvers, Metro Chap