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Carving Demos with Masa Nitani - His Japanese Techniques

  • 08 Nov 2022
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Zoom and In-person at the Guild Studio, 7634 SW 34th Ave, Portland, OR 97219
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Registration is closed

CLICK HERE for the Zoom link, but please register ahead of time

Masamichi Nitani ("Masa") is a retired woodworker and carver with specialized skills and approaches he learned in Sapporo, Japan as an apprentice.  He has lived in Portland since 1987, and has had a varied career.  He taught several classes for us before the pandemic, and we are planning to do more.

Masa's heritage is the Ainu indigenous population of Hokkaido, Japan's northernmost island.

In this free evening program he will demonstrate his techniques and show examples and photos of his work.  Topics will include:

- his tools, customized handles, and usage
- sharpening methods
- his Japanese workbench and usage
- texturing
- finishing
- design and reading the wood
- carving the Ainu bear

Please register to get the Zoom link and so we can notify you of any changes.  

Larry Wade, President
Oregon Carvers Guild

Safety and Covid Information.

  • Have proof of your COVID vaccination on file in the Guild's shop computer or bring it with you. Try to email it ahead of time to carol.boyd@guildoforegonwoodworkers.org.
  • To attend be in good health, not living with anyone who is ill, have not been exposed to anyone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days.  Use common sense.  If you are coughing and hacking, stay home.
  • Masks are optional.  We'll try to have some doors open to improve ventilation, but that might make the room a little chilly so dress accordingly.
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