P/C Making Shaker Oval Boxes with Herman Bueno July 13-14, 2019


$380 tuition for couples, $330 for individuals, $40 material fee
Key Points:
*Learn the history of Shaker oval boxes
*Wood choices for making Shaker oval boxes
*Traditional vs. nontraditional sizing of boxes
*How to wet bend the band
*Safe ways to cut on a bandsaw/jigsaw
*Safe ways to use a variety of sanding tools
*Unique ways to join the banding to the box
*Choices for finishing projects
*Suppliers of Shaker oval box materials

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


In this class students will make five nested oval shaker boxes. If time allows, students will also make a bonus (small tray) project. Herman will start the first day with a little history and the tradition of making shaker boxes. Box materials, bending forms, tools, and optional/alternative procedures will be presented. Students will start by measuring and making the bands, choosing and cutting the finger patterns, drilling tack holes and then soaking the veneer bands in hot water. These bands will be shaped around a bending form, tacked, and then allowed to dry. On the second day students will fit the top and bottom, as well as drill and mount the wooden pegs which will hold the boxes together. By the end of the day Herman will share his method for how to finish the boxes. This class is perfect for an individual or for a parent/child combination. Be aware, making Shaker oval boxes can be habit forming.

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There is an annual, nonrefundable registration fee of $45.

This registration fee is not a part of the class fee and is not deducted from the final balance due. This is the financial binding that locks you into the class and starts the registration process. This fee does not apply to students who only take one single day workshop.