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Portland, OR 2022 - March 13-21, 2022

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Tools By Hand

Daniel Essig
6:30 - 9:30
Monday Eve

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$ 95  

Learn to make a multi functional tool for bookbinding or any paper craft. We will make tools not only to fit your hand, but also will be stylized to your personal working habits.
Learn to work with bone, wood, bamboo or try your hand with a popular alternative material of teflon to craft a folder to score, fold, smooth and burnish paper.

Students Need to Bring:
Dust mask
Pencil and white eraser
8-10 inch half round metal file, used for woodworking.
dremel drill-battery powered types are best

Material fee $20 paid to instructor at beginning of class includes:
Sand paper, steel wool
Wood, bone, bamboo, Teflon
Use of other tools, bits and blades.


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Proud Sponsors for Art & Soul

For your convenience, you may pre-order your materials for classes! Your materials will be waiting for you at the retreat. And you can always purchase additional materials at the retreat.

Runaway Art and Craft Studio

Runaway Art and Craft Studio is our onsite store and sponsor for Portland, OR Retreats.
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