Classes at Marc Adams School of Woodworking

Really Cool Bandsaw Puzzle Boxes with Jeff Vollmer

Dates: 5/2 - 5/3

Cost: $275
Materials: $45
Deposit: $125

Have you ever wanted to confuse people? Do you like being a pain in the neck? Well, then lets make puzzle boxes! Students will start by tuning up the bandsaw so that it can do what we want it to do. The bandsaw should be able to cut fine dovetails and very tight curves which work to make the moveable pieces of the puzzles. Students will make a puzzle box of redwood equipped with a spring-loaded round drawer. Jeff will demonstrate correct cutting techniques and how to rejoin wood, making nearly invisible seams. To finish the puzzle box, students will sand a lot and use Deft Stepsaver (a second-generation Danish oil) to complete the project. Students will make unique, interesting, and challenging puzzle boxes similar to the ones that Jeff makes and sells for over $400 each.

Key Points:

  • Designing complex boxes
  • Safe bandsaw cutting techniques
  • Sanding irregular shapes
  • Making hidden compartments
  • Sanding and shaping
  • Finishing techniques

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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