Craft Supplies USA 5-Day Nutcracker Master Class with Paul Anderson October 22-26, 2018 (Deposit Only)
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    5-Day Nutcracker Master Class with Paul Anderson October 22-26, 2018 (Deposit Only)

    Part# 1061720001

    Our price: $200.00

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    Special Notes:

    • Price shown is deposit only. Total workshop price is $550.

      Signature Workshops are designed for intermediate/advanced level students. A firm grasp of proper tool techniques, tool use and sharpening techniques is required of all participants. If you are unsure if your current skillset is sufficient to benefit from a Signature Course, we’d recommend that you participate in a Woodturning 201 Workshop prior to enrolling in a Signature Workshop. Doing so will better prepare you and help avoid a discouraging experience or being “in over your head”.
      In the Nutcracker Master Class, Paul Anderson will take students step-by-step through the process of creating a solid wood nutcracker that’s fully functional and beautiful too. Though Paul is a professional architectural woodturner by trade, handcrafted Nutcrackers are Paul’s passion and it shows in the quality of his work. The overall design, attention to detail along with fit and finish of his Nutcrackers are second to none. For that reason, we’ve collected a number his beautiful, one-of-a-kind nutcrackers for our personal collection and have asked him to join us for this Master Class held at our Dale L. Nish School of Woodturning.

      The goal of the Nutcracker Master Class is for each student to gain a working knowledge of how to design and create a nutcracker. This includes the skills needed to turn, paint, assemble and decorate them. With a basic understanding of Nutcracker design and the experience of having made one in class, students can expand their nutcracker horizons after returning home.

      Each student has a choice of making a Santa Claus or King Nutcracker during the class. All necessary wood and materials are provided for students. Finished nutcrackers measure approximately 14" tall and involve turning, finishing, assembly, painting and decorating. So that students can complete their nutcracker before the end of the week, the class will be fast paced and may require some evening shop time evening if needed.

    • Proper tool techniques- primarily based on spindle turning requirements
    • Creative design- how to create proper proportion in nutcracker design
    • Joinery- how to size and fit wooden pieces for proper function
    • Sharpening- how to properly sharpen tools will constantly emphasized throughout class
    • Tool Selection- choosing the right tool for the task at hand
    • Painting- choosing the right paint for use on nutcrackers and how to properly apply for the right affect
    • Finishing- this step is critical and will be covered in detail so your nutcracker has the perfect look
    • Design- what makes a good nutcracker and how to get started designing your own

    • Registration information:
      Our Dale L. Nish School of Woodturning facility is located in beautiful Provo, Utah, just 40 minutes south of Salt Lake City.

      Upon registering for a class, you are only charged a deposit to reserve your seat. 6 weeks prior to the class, you will be charged the remaining balance due. At that time, we will send you an email containing our Workshop Guide in pdf format to assist you in planning your visit to Utah. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

      In the event of cancellation:
      The workshop deposit is non-refundable. We reserve the right to cancel workshops up to 4 weeks prior to the class date. Full tuition and deposit will be refunded for a cancelled workshop. Please do not make airline reservations prior to this time as we do not reimburse for any travel expenses incurred.