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Box Making with Michael Cullen

January 22 - January 26 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

A wonderful opportunity to explore the art of box making in a very creative way.  This class is open to non woodworker as well as woodworkers of all skill levels who would like to break into new territory.

[one_fifth padding=”0 10px 0 0″]Level:[/one_fifth]Open to all

[one_fifth padding=”0 10px 0 0″]What You Will Learn:
[/one_fifth]In this five day class taught by renowned furniture maker Michael Cullen , you’ll investigate different approaches and forms that a box can[one_fifth padding=”0 10px 0 0″]  [/one_fifth] become using both hand tools and machines.  This workshop is highly creative and will focus on exploring ideas in box making that fall outside[one_fifth padding=”0 10px 0 0″]  [/one_fifth] the typical six-sided container. Emphasis will be on shaping and sculpting boxes to create pleasing curves, unusual shapes and just about[one_fifth padding=”0 10px 0 0″]  [/one_fifth] anything that falls into the category of fun and zany.  A primary focus in the workshop will be on creating pattern and texture, and applying [one_fifth padding=”0 10px 0 0″]  [/one_fifth]color to the surfaces of the boxes.   Tools used but limited to include:  gouges and chisels, files and rasps and some machinery.  This class is[one_fifth padding=”0 10px 0 0″]  [/one_fifth] perfect for the beginner who is curious about making things from wood; and is also very good for the expert who is looking to create something [one_fifth padding=”0 10px 0 0″]  [/one_fifth]new and fresh.

[one_fifth padding=”0 10px 0 0″]What You Will Do:[/one_fifth]You will design and build two to three small boxes, keeping in mind that boxes  You will hone your skills by [one_fifth padding=”0 10px 0 0″]  [/one_fifth]constructing your designs with safe operation of power tools and handtools. You will practice different designs and construction for each box.  [one_fifth padding=”0 10px 0 0″]  [/one_fifth]You will investigate different approaches and forms that a box and vessel form can take on, using both hand tools and machines. [one_fifth padding=”0 10px 0 0″]  [/one_fifth]during class participants will use carving tools, chisels, files and rasps, and some machinery. [one_fifth padding=”0 10px 0 0″]  [/one_fifth]Be prepared to veer off the path into creative territory.

[one_fifth padding=”0 10px 0 0″]Tools Needed:[/one_fifth]See Tool List.

[one_fifth padding=”0 10px 0 0″]Materials & Books Needed:[/one_fifth]Materials List: Materials provided
[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: None

[one_fifth padding=”0 10px 0 0″]Fees:
[/one_fifth] [one_fourth padding=”0 10px 0 0″]Tuition: [/one_fourth]$750 per person
[one_fifth padding=”0 10px 0 0″]  [/one_fifth] [one_fourth padding=”0 10px 0 0″]Studio & Materials Fee: [/one_fourth]None
[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 Table 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.



  • Carl
    September 28, 2017, 2:31 am  Reply

    Wow! This looks like a fun class and I’ve seen Cullen’s work before in Fine Woodworking Magazine. You’re starting to really up the quality of the class speakers.

    • Kate Swann
      September 28, 2017, 2:58 am

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