Texas Woodworking Festival

Demonstrations, Classes, Lectures and More!
Saturday & Sunday, August 26th - 27th, 2023

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Schedule

26th Aug : Day - 01
10:30AM - 11:30AM

Steam bending Wood

  • Philip Morley Furniture  
  • Theater

Learn how to steam bend work with award winning furniture maker Philip Morley

12:00PM - 01:00PM

Pricing Your Work

  • Mark Maček  
  • Classroom

So, you are an accomplished woodworker. You've built projects on a personal or friendship basis. However, you're thinking of going professional. A new, paying client asks you for a bid to make a piece of furniture. Not only do you need to design and to figure out this new piece, you have to estimate its value. How do you approach cost estimation as a craftsperson? This session discusses several tactics, and the pros and cons of each one.

01:00PM - 02:30PM

Marquetry

  • Frank Strazza  
  • Theater

Learn all about traditional and modern marquetry techniques with renowned Furniture Maker Frank Strazza.

27th Aug : Day - 02
03:00PM - 04:00PM

Japanese Handplanes

  • Andrew Hunter  
  • Theater

Japanese planes (Kanna) The Japanese plane or kanna is a deceptively simple looking tool, as it looks not much more than a block of wood with a blade wedged in it. Yet, the kanna is a nuanced tool with many qualities that make them unique. Professional furniture maker and educator, Andrew Hunter will share his passion for the kanna in an hour-long presentation that covers what Andrew loves most about these remarkable tools.

12:00PM - 12:45PM

Classical Chinese Furniture

  • Andrew Hunter  
  • Classroom

The Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) was a bright point in China's long history, where arts and culture reached a pinnacle of taste and style. Graceful designs, superlative material and fine craftsmanship are defining elements of this period's design. The furniture that came out of this era is some of the finest the world has ever known. Yet, to many in the West, traditional Chinese furniture is relatively unknown. Professional Furniture maker and educator, Andrew Hunter will discuss the history of furniture making in China with an emphasis on what made Ming style or Classical Chinese furniture so special. He will also investigate the influence classical Chinese furniture has had on modern furniture designs from Queen Anne to Mid-century modern. And of course, he will examine the intricate joinery that held it together for all these years!

01:00PM - 02:30PM

Dovetails

  • Frank Strazza  
  • Theater

Learn how to create beautifully hand cut dovetails with renowned Furniture Maker Frank Strazza.

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