Rosewood Studio School of Fine Woodworking; Tools, Courses, Workshops and Instruction

Five Ways to Form Wood with Michael Fortune

  Date: April 24, 2017 (5 Days)
  Tuition: $1050 Cdn plus HST 

    Materials: $95.00


  The ability to bend wood to exact shapes opens up an incredible range of exciting possibilities for woodworkers.  Chair parts, table aprons, cabinet doors, sports equipment, musical instruments and sculptures can be made with precisely bent curved components. 


  This workshop will give you the information and hands-on experience you need to apply the most appropriate bending technique for any application.  Steambending, laminating, vacuum forming, hot pipe bending and kerf bending will all be demonstrated, even when to simply bandsaw curves will be explained. Choosing the right wood species, how to cure and stabilize bent parts and the methods for hand working or safely machining curves will also be covered. Each wood bending workstation will remain set up so that the participants can hone their newfound skills or continue to push the limits of the various techniques.  All of the wood bending set ups can be duplicated inexpensively in your own workshop.  This is an action packed five day course that will take the guesswork out of bending wood and will make a great addition to your bag of woodworking tricks.  “If you can create a shape with a strip of paper without creasing it or tearing it you can bend a piece of wood to the same shape”, come and learn how!


  Michael Fortune designs and makes furniture with very few straight lines.   Based on forty years of experience he has written and demonstrated extensively on wood forming techniques.

  Recommended Pre-requisites: Mastering Machinery or equivalent. This program requires that students have the ability to sharpen and use basic hand tools and safely mill material to dimension with machinery.
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