Classes at Marc Adams School of Woodworking
Really Cool Band Saw Puzzle Boxes With Jeff Vollmer
Dates: 6/21 - 6/22
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Have you ever wanted to confuse people? Do you like being a pain in the neck? Well, then...let's make puzzle boxes! Students will start by tuning up the band saw so that it can do what we want it to do. The band saw 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 $300 each.
How to design complex boxes
Safe band saw cutting techniques
Sanding irregular shapes
Making hidden compartments
The process of sanding and shaping
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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