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Beginner Box Making

February 19 - February 22 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Beginner Box Making course builds on your woodworking knowledge and serves as a precursor to larger projects, like cabinets or drawers. Completion of Beginning Woodwork Foundation is generally required.

[one_fifth padding=”0 10px 0 0″]Level:[/one_fifth]I

[one_fifth padding=”0 10px 0 0″]What You Will Learn:
[/one_fifth]In this four-day class, you’ll learn and practice box making techniques: design, carcass construction, resawing lumber, box joints, bevel cuts, [one_fifth padding=”0 10px 0 0″]  [/one_fifth]and setting hinges and hardware. You will also experiment with sliding, hinged and rabbeted lids, rabbeted and captured bottoms, 3 and 4 way [one_fifth padding=”0 10px 0 0″]  [/one_fifth]grain matching, and footed bases. If time allows, you’ll learn how to make bandsaw boxes.

[one_fifth padding=”0 10px 0 0″]What You Will Do:
[/one_fifth]You will design and build three to four small boxes, keeping in mind that boxes can be a maximum of 15” in any two directions. You will hone your skills by [one_fifth padding=”0 10px 0 0″]  [/one_fifth]constructing your designs with safe operation of power tools. You will practice different design and construction for each box.
[one_fifth padding=”0 10px 0 0″]  [/one_fifth]The goal is to complete your pieces, aside from finishing. An oil wax finish is available. If time allows, we encourage students to complete a
[one_fifth padding=”0 10px 0 0″]  [/one_fifth]shellac finish.

[one_fifth padding=”0 10px 0 0″]Tools Needed:
[/one_fifth]6” Engineer’s square (Starrett recommended)
[one_fifth padding=”0 10px 0 0″]  [/one_fifth]See Full List.

[one_fifth padding=”0 10px 0 0″]Materials & Books Needed:[/one_fifth]Materials List: You can select from the following lumber for your class: Poplar, Maple, Cherry, Walnut, Sapele
[one_fifth padding=”0 10px 0 0″]  [/one_fifth]Additional lumber is available for purchase and may include: Nogal, Purple Heart, Wenge, Eucalyptus, Ambrosia Maple
[one_fifth padding=”0 10px 0 0″]  [/one_fifth]You may bring your own wood, excluding any exotic (grown outside of the US), salvage, or high resin lumber (e.g. pine, cypress).
[one_fifth padding=”0 10px 0 0″]  [/one_fifth]Required book: Basic Box Making  by Doug Stowe

[one_fifth padding=”0 10px 0 0″]Syllabus: [/one_fifth]Box Making Syllabus

[one_fifth padding=”0 10px 0 0″]Fees:
[/one_fifth] [one_fourth padding=”0 10px 0 0″]Tuition: [/one_fourth]$650 per person
[one_fifth padding=”0 10px 0 0″]  [/one_fifth] [one_fourth padding=”0 10px 0 0″]Studio & Materials Fee: [/one_fourth]$60
[one_fifth padding=”0 10px 0 0″]  [/one_fifth] [one_fourth padding=”0 10px 0 0″]Non-Refundable Registration Fee:   [/one_fourth]$45 if you are registering for the first time.

[one_fifth padding=”0 10px 0 0″]What’s Next:[/one_fifth]We recommend Cabinet Making, Joinery or Finishing as the next step in your woodworking and furniture making development. You may also
[one_fifth padding=”0 10px 0 0″]  [/one_fifth]enjoy ancillary classes, such as Inlay & Engraving, that are open to all levels.



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