Heirloom Wooden Ladders (Oct) with Rose Holdorf

Date: Saturday October 29, 2022 - Sunday October 30, 2022
Time: 10am-4pm, Saturday-Sunday
Location: Portland Studio
Teacher: Rose Holdorf
Tuition: $260
Materials: $60
Availability: SOLD OUT

Learn the basics of mortise and tenon joinery while building a sturdy ladder, perfect for holding blankets, quilts, or towels – or just for reaching a little higher! This class will use traditional hand tools, including shaving horses, drawknives, and carving knives. The construction of a ladder offers a fundamental lesson in joinery for building furniture, timber frames, and a variety of other heritage woodworking projects. 

On day one, students will choose rough dimensions for their ladders, cut wood to length, and shape the parts with a shaving horse and drawknife. On day-two, students will finish carving their ladder parts, join the ladder, and as time allows explore simple wood finishes such as milk paint and other processes. Each ladder can measure up to 5 feet tall and 20 inches wide, although students may choose to build their piece with custom dimensions.

No previous experience necessary. This workshop is open to anyone 18 years old & over who meet the Essential Eligibility Criteria for Studio Workshops. All participants must accept the inherent risks of participating in a Studio Workshop and agree to sign a liability waiver. This waiver describes in more detail the risks you assume by participating in a Studio Workshop.  PLEASE carefully review it!

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