Classes at Marc Adams School of Woodworking

Boxes & More with Hans Weissflog

Dates: 10/20 - 10/24
Tool List: Click here for tool list

Cost: $750
Materials: $50
Deposit: $300

Masters Fellowship Turning

In this class there will be 3 different projects. The first box is the "Drunken Box", a sphericon. Hans will show samples and explain all the steps that have to be done. This box starts as an endgrain thick wall ball box. When the box is done students will make a "cup chuck" to change the position of the box, this will be side grain now. From the cup chuck students will then make a "Squeeze chuck" to hold the box on a very thin ring. In the end you will have a nice box and plus learned how to make 2 different chucks which can use for all kinds of work in your workshop.

The second project will be a box with a pierced through lid. This is a side grain box, made out of Boxwood. Hans will explain how to make the parting tools and how to sharpen them. Also every student will make his own "Out of Center chuck". How the chuck and the system works will be explained. How to be patient will be an exercise that students will develop during this part of the workshop. Once everyone is happy with the lid they will begin to turn the bottom of the box. In the end all students will have a finished pierced Box. The whole project is split up into small sections to make sure that everybody understands how to make this box.

The third project is a "Standing Oval Box". Students will start with a sphere shape, hollow it out, turn something away and replace the missing material with a different kind of wood. In the end students will turn this sphere flat from both sides. The result will be a box with wonderful floating lines between lid and bottom. And again, with the "small step by step" system everyone will be successful and will have 3 really nice boxes at the end of the week.

Key Points:

How to use and Sharpen the small parting tool
How to make an "Out of center chuck"
Sanding the small rings
Precise turning tricks
Use a sphere shape to create more
Turn a "2 cup chuck" and a "squeeze chuck"
How to use a 3/8" gouge
How to turn a piece around different centers

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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