Decorative Lidded Boxes with Sally Ault April 11 - 15, 2022

about this workshop

In this class students will focus on creating well designed lidded containers. Sally will demonstrate a variety of lid designs that will fit the function of the container. She will help students learn how to make lids that fit tight enough to impress other woodturners or loose enough to easily be removed with one hand; both styles of lids are important to the success of any box. Students will make both end grain boxes and side grain bowls and will explore different kinds of lid designs that incorporate finials, knobs and other natural “finds” for handles. Sally will help students concentrate on good design and on the process of creating these containers rather than spending a lot of time on sanding and finishing. Improving tool skills will be a constant during the class. Throughout the week, students will learn a variety of embellishing techniques on and off the lathe. Sally says, “When I see a container with a lid, I always wonder what might be secreted inside…I love a mystery.

Unique Instructor Sally Ault

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$895 tuition + $65 materials

Key Points:
*Practice good tool skills
*Turn end grain boxes and side grain bowls
*Learn the process of creating a good lid fit
*Focus on good design and proportion
*Learn some embellishment techniques
*Have fun being creative

Workshop Days: Monday to Friday
Instruction Time: 8:00am – 6:00pm (EST)
Note: During the work week, the shop remains open after 6:00 p.m. for handwork, design, research, catch-up work and socializing.



Decorative Lidded Boxes with Sally Ault April 11 - 15, 2022



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