Beyond the Shaded Fan with Bob Van Dyke
April 20, 2024 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
A sand-shaded fan is a common decorative motif in Federal furniture and is often inlaid into the corners of tabletops and drawer fronts. The segments are shaded using hot sand and then put together to create a three-dimensional effect. Beyond the Shaded Fan goes beyond the basic inlay class.
Building on the basic sand shading technique, Bob Van Dyke (Ct. Valley School of Woodworking Director), introduces a series of other exciting possibilities. He has based the class on the basic ¼ sand-shaded fan design, then expands into creating circles, ½ circles, and ovals with all sorts of attractive curved segments. The possibilities are fascinating, and you can use the inlays in all kinds of projects. Include them in everything from a tabletop to a door panel or a drawer front to a box top, a tray, or even a wall hanging. Students have the opportunity to make a few 1/4 fans and then move on to ovals or half fans.
Don’t miss this chance to learn new techniques that you can add to your woodworking projects.