Wood Carving Classes
taught by Joe Cummings
Please Reserve your Place in the class early, space is limited and classes have been selling out
Student - Lynn Miller - Akron, Ohio
"I want to thank you for all that I learned in your 5-day, one on one class. It was worth every dime I paid, and more. I
thought I learned a lot in your 3-day class last year, but the 5-day is at the top of the heap. I am getting some carvings
together to put up my own web site and go into business."
Student Rich Legarra - La Barge,
"Hi Joe, I just wanted to send a short note thanking you for everything you have done for me. First, for becoming
a good friend, and second for helping me discover a passion I didn't know I had. It all started with your beginning
gunstock carving class which sparked an interest in carving that just continued to grow. You were always available to
answer questions as well as critique my work. This aided my progress greatly. When the opportunity was there for me
to take your advanced class, you helped me take my carving to the next level. The time spent with you during the advanced
class was when I got to know you as a friend. I highly recommend to anyone who thinks they might be interested in carving
wood or gunstocks to take your beginning class - it will ignite a fire. I also highly recommend the advanced class, it will
take you to a new level. Again, I really appreciate all you have done and continue to do for me. - Rich
About the Class
This is a three day class on Engraving Hardwoods. Class
times run from 9:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m.
You are responsible for your own hotel accomodations. I will
recommend a nearby hotel and provide transportation to and from the hotel to the training studio if needed.
Student Jeanie White - Springville,
Here is what Jeanie had to say about
"Joe Cummings! He’s So Awesome!"
"I’ve been carving about a year but not without the help of some excellent teachers.
At the end of 2004, I had the opportunity of meeting Joe in the very first class he taught. What a great teacher.
He is willing to go 200% or what ever it takes to help someone in or out of his classes. He helped me so much with that
first class that I had to take another. I so respect and admire him. His patience is remarkable. I should know,
he needed plenty with me.
If anyone is thinking of taking one of his classes you don’t have to think
hard. His classes were the best time and money I’ve ever spent. He raised my carving passion to a totally
Over the past year, I’ve gotten to know Joe as an awesome teacher and friend."
Thank you so much Joe! Jeanie White.
Classroom Topics covered include the
How to choose which carving projects to accept and which to pass
Why not to carve on a cheap gunstock.
How to carve the basketweave pattern.
How to carve the fishscale pattern.
Semi Relief Wood Carving techniques.
How to finish your work.
You will need to bring your engraving handpiece and burs. All
other materials will be provided.
You will be carving for many hours each day. This is a hands on
class, not a lecture.
Lunch will be approximately 1 hour each day.
Before I got here, I didn't think I could do wood carving. But, after your three day class, I was a lot
further ahead than I ever thought possible. I would recommend this wood carving class to anyone. Thanks Joe. -
Harold Mace, Sandy, Utah
Chad Ruseler - Post Falls,
Idaho Corbin Ruseler- Age
Thank you again for the class this past weekend. Corbin and I
had a wonderful time. Taking your engraving class proved to be both educational and exciting. To
be able to ask a question in the midst of an exercise and get and immediate answer or to be shown how to apply the
method I was trying out on my project was beneficial. I found that being able to not only see your
work up close, but to also touch it and feel the detail was worth the trip. The Hone’s Studio was another bonus
because of all the displayed items, which gave me more exposure to the engraving world. I left the class with
enthusiasm and confidence that “I can do this”.
Chad Ruseler, Post Falls, Idaho
Contact Me Today to Reserve your Place in the
Please Reserve your Place in the class early, space is limited and classes have
been selling out fast!
I took Joe Cummings beginning gunstock carving class in February 2006. I would
highly recommend it to anyone looking to improve their carving skills. Joe is an excellent teacher and his personal work will
inspire you to be better. I would recommend getting his DVD's on Fishscale and Basketweave and practicing them before the class -
You will progress faster. - Mark O. Gehmlich, M.D.
I couldn't let this opportunity go by without thanking you.
I have been a school junkie my whole life. College, graduate school. any school the army would send me to, journeyman
schools for any industrial construction work I was doing, and any school the Udot beaurocracy would send me to. It was
always hard to stay focused and concentrate on school, and boring jobs. But I was focused in your class and just
had to rid myself of several bad habits and to learn how to use the tools effectively. Even with a bumpy start you
stayed with me and exerted the required effort to rid me of my obvious bad habits, and to recognize those that were
not so obvious, and you placed a huge emphasis on professionalism and doing quality work. Taking your class was a
good decision, an was effective educational experience, and one of the top investments I've made. It
established some good carving skills and I can hear your voice in my ear when I have screwed up.
Several people in the Monticello area have taken an interest in wood carving and I
will certainly recommend your class to them. Good luck to you Joe, and thanks again.
Below are the bur samplers you will need before attending my class.
We have pre-packaged them in sets, for your convenience.
Click on the links below to purchase online.
Basketweave Bur Sampler
Fishscale Bur Sampler
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