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Chisel Box + Opt Marquetry Weekend

Feb 20, 2021 - Feb 21, 2021 | 9:00 - 5:00 $495.00 – $813.00
Box Made with Marquetry Woodworking Technique
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Andrew Gibson

Make a Chisel Storage Box

Weekend Class – Open to All

Build your skills and store your tools!  Chisels present a special challenge, their sharp edges can inflict damage as well as suffer it, so if your chisels are rattling around in a drawer, or still in the flimsy original packaging, consider making a box to protect and organize them for easy retrieval.

This class will help you to grow your hand tool and machine skills as well as creating a practical storage box for your chisels that will last you a lifetime.  There is an option to inlay the box lid with a compass rose marquetry design on a future weekend, if you sign up for both classes you will receive a 30% discount on the marquetry class portion.  Please check the dates for this class.

Marquetry is the process of making pictures from small pieces of veneer and insetting them into a larger, thicker piece of material such as a box lid, cabinet door, or tabletop. Marquetry has been used for centuries to add decorative details to many types of furniture and even used as a dedicated media for purely artistic works.  You’ll often find marquetry and particularly the compass rose in Federal-style furniture.

The compass rose is an iconic design with 8 points it has a striking geometric design that looks complex but it is a very straightforward pattern to make that is a great starting project as the alternating dark/light pattern helps hide minor flaws.   You will need some basic tools and we will teach you to do each step is an easy-paced class.

      • What you will learn in the optional Marquetry class:
        • How to design and draw a compass rose to use as a blueprint.
        • How to cut veneer inlay
        • How to make the matching cavity in a solid piece of wood using both hand and power tools

In the box making weekend, you’ll learn and practice box making techniques that include:

    • Box design considerations
    • Carcass construction using resawn lumber
    • Mitres & splined mitre joints
    • Setting hinges and hardware.

The goal is to complete your pieces, aside from finishing. An oil wax finish is available.

Tools Needed: Provided by the School

Materials:  Provided by the School

Box Making Class Tuition:  $455
Optional Weekend Marquetry Add On $322 (includes the 30% discount)
Studio & Materials Fee: $40
Non-Refundable Registration Fee:  $45 if this is your first time registering


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