Make a Barrel Top Toy Chest with Mark Hedin July 20-24, 2020


$825 tuition + $75 materials
Supplies: A cut list will be sent so you can BYOW

Key Points:
*Pattern routing principles and techniques
*Problem solving the production/joinery of curved parts
*Coopering and bent lamination techniques
*Inlay and veneering/marquetry on a curved surface
*Create an heirloom keepsake for your child/grandchild

Sold Out. Please Call Paula at 317-535-4013 to be added to the waiting list.


Throughout the week, students will learn the techniques involved in making their own barrel topped inlaid toy chest. This class would be a great opportunity to make your child or grandchild a one of a kind heirloom toy chest with convex inlay or marquetry on the lid. Mark will demonstrate how to mill your own wood with discussions about common milling practices and initial design considerations with variable options for students’ individual toy chests. Other process covered will be pattern routing principles, techniques to produce multiple identical parts, discussions on building unique one of a kind jigs and fixtures to safely solve issues of shaping curved parts. Mark will also point out joinery considerations, hardware choices and sources, and finishing options. Multiple options for lid construction will include coopering versus bent lamination and both will be demonstrated. Imagine the joy of gifting a one of a kind toy custom chest to your child or grandchild that will be cherished for generations to come. Better yet, create lasting memories by bringing your child or grandchild as a tag-a-long member and let them be a part of the process of designing and building the toy chest.