Guild of Oregon Woodworkers

7634 SW 34th Avenue Portland, OR 97219

Interest List- Carving a Border with Chuck Rinehart

  • 31 Mar 2020
  • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • The Guild Shop



INTEREST LIST - Carving a Border with Chuck Rinehart- not a class (yet)

Register your interest in taking the six week class to introduce you to the wonderful world of carving a border.

      Instructor- Chuck Rinehart

 Chuck Rinehart taught this class once for us but has taught it before at his former club in Rochester, NY.  

This is a three week introduction class based on classical patterns useful for frames and borders for furniture and architectural (decorative) purposes.  In three weeks you will learn enough to accomplish quite a bit, but you will also learn this is a big field with lots of options and time required.   Hopefully this class will whet your appetite, and it will also teach you some techniques for other types of carving.

You are required to have long handled tools useful for lettering, along with having a carving mallet and access to a variety of gouges.  The Guild ownssome tools that might be useful for you in case you don't have any.

Prior carving experience is required and taking Chuck's Intro class first is recommended.

The project for this class will be a floral pattern from antiquity, about 36" long by 4" tall.  You will learn how to create the pattern by copying, enlarging and repeating an existing design, trace it onto your wood, and then use a plunge router with small straight bits to remove the bulk of the background before shaping the elements of the floral design.  It is a challenging, but interesting and practical project.

COST of the class is $180, including materials, but not the tools. It's free to sign up on the interest list.

If you have any questions, please contact Larry Wade at

Please register online.

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