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When:
March 1, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
2017-03-01T19:00:00-09:00
2017-03-01T21:30:00-09:00
Where:
The Folk School
2861 Beverly Lane
Fairbanks, AK 99709
USA
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Philip Marshall and John Manthei

Y-KNOTS”: Trunks, Branches, Stumps and Knees in Rustic Woodwork

Presenters: Philip Marshall and John Manthei

 

This illustrated talk will introduce many of the uses for naturally-shaped tree parts in woodworking.  From the utilitarian to the decorative, we shall see traditional and contemporary applications of trunks, branches, stumps and knees in woodworking.  We can almost guarantee your seeing some pieces of woodwork that exist nowhere else in the world and are likely entirely novel to you!  It spans the spectrum from many rare wooden farm implements and household items (with examples from Russia and Finland), to unique vernacular furniture (Estonia and Latvia).  There will also be some architectural examples from Germany and the UK.  Finally, modern Alaskan items (furniture and sleds) from our boreal forest will be shown.  If you are a woodie, this is an evening worth your time for wonder and beguilement.  Smaller pieces will be on display.  Share some dialogue, coffee and cake thereafter.

Date of the event: Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Time of the event: 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Age range: all ages welcome

Location: The Folk School

Cost: Free

No registration required!


 

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