Award-winning Furniture Maker Instructs on Curved Joinery and Cold Metal Casting at the AWFS®Fair

Scott Grove is a self-taught seasoned woodworker known for layers of artistic expression and unconventional techniques. Scott has won four Veneer Tech Craftsman Challenge Awards, an unprecedented achievement, and has pioneered a number of alternative veneering techniques including asymmetrical matching and veneering extreme compound curves. Read more here.


Curved Joinery, Edges and Inlays

Wednesday, July 19, 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.

In this session, Scott will show you how to add an incredible range of exciting curved edges, joinery and inlays to your furniture. He will reveal a simple system using a set of large offset template guides on a router, which when used properly, accurately mate a hardwood seam to any curve.


Cold Metal Casting and Reproduction for Furniture Embellishment

Thursday, July 20, 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.

Scott will also deliver a presentation dedicated to mold making, reproduction and cold metal bronze-casting to create or reproduce just about any form and texture, whether a found object such as a pine cone, a finely carved picture frame or a hand-sculpted door pull.


AWFS®Fair education program includes these additional furniture topics:


WE24: Research, Design and Branding for Furniture Makers

Wednesday, July 19 9:30 – 11:00 a.m.
Presenters: John Conrad and Jason Phillips (ASFD)

Get a crash course in design and branding and how to market your product to the furniture industry.


TH40: Matching Fine Veneers

Thursday, July 20 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Presenter: Jonathan Benson

This class will take the mystery out of veneering. Jonathan Benson, a master veneer craftsman and author of Woodworker’s Guide to Veneering and Inlay will demonstrate how to cut and match various patterns starting with the basic book match and advancing to more complex patterns.


FR72: Touch-Up Repair to Damaged Wood & Coatings

Friday, July 21 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Presenter: Mitch Kohanek

Mitch starts with the basics that build to performing advanced repairs. Methods of filling the damaged area, color theory, coating repair, and sheen control will be discussed. You will learn the options in tools and materials available for repairing damaged wood/coatings.


SA83: CNC in the Furniture shop: Introducing Modern Manufacturing

Saturday, July 22 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Presenter: Paul Downs

Paul Downs, who has run a successful furniture business for 31 years, tells how introducing CNC changed his products, his methods, his workforce, and his business.



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