Guild of Oregon Woodworkers

7634 SW 34th Avenue Portland, OR 97219

Interest List- Introduction to Letter Carving with Chuck Rinehart

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



INTEREST LIST - Introduction to Letter Carving - not a class (yet)

Register your interest in taking the three week class to introduce you to Letter Carving.

      Instructor- Chuck Rinehart

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

This is a three week introduction class based on the techniques created and documented by Chris Pye in his book and on his online school.  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 buy three long handled tools useful for lettering, along with having a carving mallet and access to a variety of gouges to cut the curved shapes.  The Guild owns some tools that might be useful for you in case you don't have any.

The class uses Chris Pye's text that is out of print but you will be able to borrow one of the Guild's copies or get one from a library.  The used copies have gotten ridiculously expensive, approaching $100.

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

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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