Classes & Demonstrations

Classes & Demonstrations

Woodworking is a beautiful craft and can become a very enjoyable hobby. Take part in demonstrations, workshops, and woodworking classes taught by Michael Kehs in Quakertown, PA to learn about various aspects of the craft such as spindle turning and carving. Stay tuned for updated classes and demonstrations!

10 Week Comprehensive Courses:

Days and times depend on students’ needs

Spindle Turning Classes

Course Length: 10 weeks
Cost: $650 + a nominal materials fee
Class size: 3 to 5 students

In spindle turning class students will learn how to sharpen and use a roughing gouge, skew chisel, spindle gouges, and scrapers. A new project each week will enable students to learn and practice a different spindle turning technique.

Bowl Turning Classes

Course Length: 10 weeks
Cost: $650 + a nominal materials fee
Class size: 3 to 5 students

Students participating in this class will learn face-plate turning techniques as we take a bowl from tree to finished product. Also included in this course are instruction on platters and hollow vessels. Tool sharpening is also covered.

Power Carving Classes

Course Length: 10 weeks
Cost: $650 + a nominal materials fee
Class size: 3 to 5 students

This course will encompass the use of rotary type power carvers. This is a fine detail oriented class which includes layout and design on turned and non-turned projects. Surface textures will be included. Ideas for topics can be leaves, nature, decorative fluting, scallops, etc. Bring your ideas, or I can suggest one for you.

Chisel Carving Classes

Course Length: 10 weeks
Cost: $650 + a nominal materials fee
Class size: 3 to 5 students

This course will teach traditional carving techniques. We will begin with proper tool sharpening methods and continue with relief carving, carving in the round and chip carving. Classes can also be tailored to students’ needs.

Two Day Weekend Workshops:

Basic Bowl Turning

Date: May 4 & 5, 2019
Cost: $450 per student, which includes materials
Class size: 4 to 5 students. 

This workshop is designed for the beginning to intermediate woodturner. We will start with a log and work our way through the process of creating a beautiful bowl. Emphasis will be on tool control and design.

Basic Spindle Turning

Date: September 14 & 15, 2019
Cost: $450 per student, which includes materials
Class size: 4 to 5 students

With the beginning to intermediate turner in mind, this session will be a project driven class. Students will have the chance to learn how to

make a variety of spindle oriented turnings including but not limited to bud vase, ornament, mushroom, goblet, candlestick, small lidded container, etc.

Creativity

Dates: February 9 & 10, or October 12 & 13, 2019.
Cost: $450 per student, there may be a fee for some materials
Class size: 4 to 6 students. 

This event is more suited for the intermediate to advanced turner that wants to take their turning to the next level. I’d like to have each student start with the

same theme, and I’ll aide each of you in designing and creating a piece to fit this theme. This technique (creative limitation) is very useful in unlocking your creative mind. Your imagination brought to life. The sky is the limit here, we’ll use whatever materials are needed to create your individual work of art, (as long as I have them), or you could bring materials you wish to use. If need be there are art supply stores nearby.

Surface Treatment

Date: April 13 & 14, or November 9 & 10, 2019
Cost: $450 per student, includes materials
Class size: 4 to 6 students

Here I would like the Intermediate to advanced students to bring a wooden item to decorate, or you could turn something here. We ’ll work on overall design of the surface, then create textures and color, maybe even add some copper or other foreign material to enhance your piece. We can use burn textures, carving tools, or flame, just to name a couple of options.

Individual Instruction

The class is $650.00 for an 8 hour day

This is a full day session designed to help you achieve your objective. I Offer this for those who want one on one interaction For a more focused approach to learning about woodworking. This class is tailored to suit you the pupil. I will pay special attention to your particular needs and skills.

Workshops

Half day $350 plus travel expenses, Full day $650 plus travel expenses, 2 day $1300 plus travel expenses

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Michael Kehs

Michael Kehs Woodworks is a master woodworker in Lehigh Valley, PA who can craft beautiful masterpieces, including bowls, lamps, furniture, boxes, and home decor. If you are interested in speaking with him, please reach out via phone call, email, or form.

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