Classes at Marc Adams School of Woodworking
Small Decorative Boxes with Doug Stowe
Dates: 7/28 - 8/1
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Tight miters, lasting joints, and hinges that fit along with close tolerances are a part of what quality workmanship is all about. Boxes are among the most interesting woodworking projects because of the endless possibilities they offer for exploring technique, form, and style. Doug will start this workshop off with a discussion of the practical aesthetics of box design and will provide an overview of techniques, including selection and preparation of stock, joinery, precision milling of multiple parts, assembly, sanding, and finishing. Students will develop the basics first and then be allowed to cut loose and express themselves. Doug will motivate students to get involved and then make it personal so that their box will leave a lasting legacy in wood. This class will cover making jigs and sleds for accurate cutting and shaping of parts, making inlay, using story sticks for accurate fitting of hinges, and cutting small complicated parts. This class will be suited for anyone of any skill level.
Students should bring a piece of domestic wood that they have found or purchased that has significance or has some sort of history attached. (Absolutely NO exotic or spalted wood will be allowed). The wood should be small enough to fit in a suitcase and large enough that the figure and color can be enjoyed.
Designing beautiful and unique boxes
Exposed joinery that is structural
Making jigs to solve complex and dangerous cuts
Assembling small parts
Developing a style of your own
There is a $45 annual registration fee that will be added to your the total amount of the class if this is the first class you are registering for this season.
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