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Wood Summer Session 2

Wood Summer Session 2
June 7-19, 2020
Laura Mays
Right Angles, Wrong Angles

In this workshop we’ll look at various aspects of stepping away from 90 degrees—from slopes, bevels, and facets to compound angled joinery. We’ll see how this can expand the range of possibilities in making cabinets and boxes and have our brains tickled by spatial and geometric problem-solving. Along with daily demonstrations, we’ll look at historic and contemporary pieces and discuss their construction. Expect to practice with two or three sample joints and then make a box or small cabinet that incorporates non-right angles. You’ll also gain insight into 90 degrees—how sometimes it has unique properties and sometimes it’s just a number. Intermediate level: basic woodshop skills required. Code 02W

Professor and program director at The Krenov School at Mendocino College (CA); collections: National Museum of Ireland; co-author of the forthcoming book Making a Seat at the Table: Women Transform Woodworking.

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wooden box with non-90 degree angles
Laura Mays, "Skew Box," Irish oak, 4-3/4 x 18 x 4 inches