Classic Curves: Shaping a Cabriole Leg - Aspen Golann Lie-Nielsen Toolworks

Classic Curves: Shaping a Cabriole Leg - Aspen Golann



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Classic Curves: Shaping a Cabriole Leg

with Aspen Golann
June 27-28, 2020

Saturday (9am-5pm) & Sunday (9am-4pm)

Materials Fee: $75
Required Tools: See Below

Registration Information

Total cost is $350; $275 Ticket and $75 Materials Fee. Lunch included. Limited to 12 people.

Located at Lie-Nielsen Toolworks: Route 1, Warren, Maine 04864.

To sign up, click the 'Add to Cart' button above or call: 800-327-2520. Full payment is processed at checkout, including a non-refundable $125 deposit. Students are eligible for a partial refund if a ticket is cancelled more than 30 days from the Workshop. The full ticket price is non-refundable within 30 days of the workshop. In the event that a Workshop needs to be cancelled, we will contact you 30 days before the scheduled date. A shipping address is requested at checkout as a physical ticket will be mailed. For more information call or email us.

Note: For customers unable to take projects with them, shipping charges apply.


In this workshop, students will use hand tools to shape an iconic form and elegant mainstay of American furniture: the cabriole leg. In the process, students will learn to shape fair curves and round tapering forms by eye, utilizing a set of familiar tools. Students will find it surprisingly simple to apply this versatile shaping process to contemporary work, and will develop the skills to design and shape their own curved forms. Throughout the weekend, Aspen will discuss how to create patterns, and how to execute a design in three dimensions.

About the Instructor

Aspen Golann is an artist and a 17th & 18th century-style furniture maker in North Carolina whose work explores gender and power through the manipulation of classic American furniture forms. Her artwork has been exhibited nationally and is published in Fine Woodworking, Art New England, and artscope. She has received support for her work from The Massachusetts Cultural Council, The Society of American Period Furniture Makers, Anderson Ranch Art Center and The Maloof Foundation.

Aspen is also an educator, and has taught or demonstrated at Penland School of Craft (NC), The North Bennet Street School (MA) and Haystack School of Crafts (ME) and has done residencies at The Center for Furniture Craftsmanship (ME), Torpedo Factory (VA), Monson Arts (ME) and the Vermont Studio Center (VT).

She holds a degree in Fine Furniture from the acclaimed North Bennet Street School in Boston, MA, as well as a BA in studio art from Kenyon College and is currently the Wood Shop Coordinator for The Penland School of Crafts in Penland, NC.

Required Tools

Below are some of the tools we'll learn about in the class. We encourage you to bring your own tools or buy the required tools when you get here, as there are not enough classroom tools to outfit everyone.

Please do not bring tools in need of repair or major fettling – there will not be time to fully tune them for use during the workshop.

Please keep in mind, the best way to guarantee available tools for the class is to call ahead with an order. Some items on this list may be specific to another toolmaker. Please call us with any questions.

Note: The list below references tools Lie-Nielsen carries, though you are welcome to bring tools from other makers.

Optional "Core" Tools