Shaker Oval Boxes with Herman Bueno August 21-22, 2021

Craftsmanship Across the Board


$365 tuition + $40 materials

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

FYI: All tool lists have been emailed after your class registration was processed.

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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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Shaker Oval Boxes with Herman Bueno August 21-22, 2021