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Chippendale Gaming Table with Master Carver Tony Kubalak

Tony will be offering a class in 2019 and 2020 on building and carving an 18th Century Philadelphia Chippendale Gaming Table.
Students will reproduce the original as found in a museum. The table has elaborately carved cabriole legs with ball and claw feet, turret tops on the two front legs which are carved, sculpted conforming knee and transition blocks and carved and slanted front and side skirts. In addition there is a wooden hinged gate leg that swings to support the open playing surface, which is covered with baize.
The class will be held in Tony's shop in Eagan, MN. It will consist of four 3-day sessions spread over two years with the price $600/session (A total of $2400): The sessions will be:
  • Session 1: May 4 - 6, 2019 (Sat - Mon).
  • Session 2: Oct 12-14, 2019 (Sat - Mon).
  • Sessions 3 and 4: There will be two more 3-day sessions in 2020, dates to be determined.
As is always the case with a high end project like this it is highly unlikely that anyone will finish it in class. The goal is to present enough information so that the serious student can finish it at home. Think about this class as a graduate seminar and not a step by step introductory class. The reason for saying this is to set expectations appropriately.
SIGNING UP:
If you are interested in this class or have any questions contact Tony via email at apk@uwalumni.com. It is important that potential students are clear about what is being offered to avoid later confusion or disappointment.
  • If you sign up for the class my expectation is that you are financially committing to all sessions.
  • To sign up for the class send a $100 deposit for the first session to Tony at: 3660 Robin Lane, Eagan, MN 55122.
  • If the class is canceled you will receive a full refund of any deposit.
Download this FLIER for more detailed information as well as photos of the completed table.

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