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Here are some pictures of the boards from the most recent class. Lot of really pretty stuff...

Make something you want to live with.

Kate Nyland wrote this great post about the class we just wrapped up and the board she and her husband made.  Good times had by all, and all made some really pretty cutting boards. Full report coming soon. Next class is April 20 & 27.

(c) Kate Nyland

Image (c) Kate Nyland

We held the first half of the two session class last Friday. Smashing success. We talked all about cutting boards and woodworking and furniture making, then proceeded to arrange and glue up some boards.

The class made 6 very lovely ones.

Can see the pictures here: http://instagr.am/p/Io1A0CpyGT/

I was very enthusiastic about the whole thing and forgot to take real photos (and those who know me are likely not surprised), but will have some from this week's class as we finish the boards up.

We made Kentile-style boards, but had the added variety of thinner pieces of walnut and maple, as well as some cherry, and that all made for some interesting patterns and boards that can't be found anywhere else. I really like the idea of using something personalized you made yourself to make your dinner.

Looking forward to Friday.

Make stuff. It's fun.

I always try and spend my Friday afternoons working on new ideas and projects, focusing on creating, not just producing. Making something new is a great way to end the week.

Join me and make your own custom Kentile cutting board over two Friday evenings - February 17th and 24th, from 7:00-10:00pm.

You can monogram it (or not), add more stripes, do neat things with the grain patterns, or tweak the dimensions a bit. Make something you want to live with.

In the first class we'll talk about types of cutting boards, maintenance, and the techniques we use to make them. Shop safety will also be covered in depth. We'll then arrange and glue up our boards. In the the second class, we'll sand the boards, add the hand holds, and apply the oil and beeswax finish.

It's a great way to round out the week, and also fun because we'll have some wine and some of my favorite local snacks.

The best part is, when you're done, you'll have an awesome cutting board you made yourself, and will have learned some basic woodworking skills.

This initial class will be $160 (regularly $175), and is limited to 6 students. (This includes all of the materials for a standard 16" x 13" x 1 1/4" cutting board - if you have something else in mind - or any other questions - send me an email to me at pete@gowanusfurniture.com and we can discuss.)

There will be future versions of the class to be done in conjunction with Cut Brooklyn - you make your custom board, then use it in a knife skills class at Cut.

Cutting Board Class

Dates: Feb 17 & 24
Time: 7:00-10:00pm
Place: Makeville Studio - 119 8th Street (btw 2nd & 3rd Aves), Unit 208 Price: $160 (reg $175)

Click here to sign up!


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