Pattern Inlay & Decorative Borders Course

Presented by Steve Latta

The Melbourne Guild of Fine Woodworking is very excited to welcome internationally renowned furniture maker, author and instructor, Steve Latta.

When most folks think of inlay, what comes to mind is period American or English furniture with a standard catalogue of equally traditional designs. In this course, this age old form of ornamentation will gain firm footing in the 21st Century. Pattern inlay involves creating designs executed with modern tooling combined with traditional materials. Through the use of simple and sometimes complex patterns, contemporary line work designs can be set into the wood. Floral patterns, animal forms, geometric or random designs are a few of the applications we will look at. Inlaid borders, also made with a pattern will be covered as well. We will spend time gaining an understanding of the basic materials and techniques and then see where our imaginations take us!

*The fundamentals of modern inlay including tooling and materials
*Working up design and learning how to set them as inlay
*Making patterns for both simple and complex shapes
*Ornamental inlaid borders

Steve Latta

Alastair Boell

$795_(Inclusive of GST)_
All materials included

DEPOSITS - A $200 non refundable deposit will be required when registering for this Master Class.

9:00am to 5:00pm
Sat 30th June to Sun 1st July (2 day course)

Melbourne Guild of Fine Woodworking.
14 Cottage St, Blackburn VIC

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About the Instructor
Steve Latta makes both contemporary and traditional furniture while teaching woodworking at Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology and Millersville University in Lancaster County, PA.

For the past several years, Steve has been a contributing editor to Fine Woodworking magazine and since 1994 he has contributed more than 50 articles. He has also released several videos on inlay and furniture construction. He has lectured at Colonial Williamsburg, The Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts, and Winterthur Museum as well as numerous other schools and guilds.

Working in conjunction with Lie-Nielsen Toolworks, he helped develop and market a set of contemporary inlay tools. When not in the shop, Steve can be found on his motorcycle, hiking in the woods with his lab, Neesa, or cuddled up with a good book. He lives with his wife, Elizabeth, in rural Pennsylvania with their children, Fletcher, Sarah and Grace nearby.