Posted by: woodbeecarver   in Carving Friends

LAP BOX APRONAdair Rucker and his wife Patty of Lockhart, Texas teach carving, wood burning, scrimshaw and Sculpey clay modeling of carving subjects.  They taught a class in sculpturing with Sculpey clay at the recent International Woodcarving Congress in Bettendorf, Iowa.

I have known the Ruckers since 1995 when we were together in the War Eagle Seminars.  It was there that I first noticed the practical and unique “Lap Box Apron” being used by several carvers from the Texas and Arkansas area.  Such a neat idea and easy to construct using a shallow wooden box and a shop apron tacked to the inside of the box.  Studying the photograph gives a self explained procedure on how to make one’s own “Lap Box Apron” to take to wood carving meetings, carving classes or doing some relaxed carving under the shade tree.

Visit the Rucker’s website at http://www.christmascarvingsetc.com/ and if you ever have a chance to take one of their classes, it would be well worth the investment.  Adair and Patty are fun people to be around and they are very knowledgeable in what they teach.

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I’m afraid that little-bitty box would catch the minority of my chips. I have a much larger box that I put between my feet as I carve, leaning forward. Even with that I still send chips flying everywhere (hence the name of my blog), and then shed chips for a couple of hours after I stop. Luckily the wife is fairly tolerant of that. As long as I clean up afterward!


July 7th, 2009 at 10:30 pm

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