Small Decorative Boxes with Doug Dale August 31 - September 4, 2020


$825 tuition + $20 materials
Supplies; info will be sent to help you determine what material to bring for your boxes

Key Points:
*Designing beautiful and unique boxes
*Exposed joinery that is structural
*Making jigs to solve complex and dangerous cuts
*Assembling small parts
*Interior architecture
*Developing a style of your own

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


Tight miters, lasting joints, and hinges that fit, along with close tolerances, are part of what quality workmanship is all about. Boxes are among the most interesting woodworking projects because of the endless possibilities they offer for exploring technique, form and style. Doug will start this workshop with a discussion of the practical aesthetics of box design and will provide an overview of techniques, including selecting and preparing stock, joinery, precision milling of multiple parts, assembling, sanding and finishing. Students will develop the basics first and then be allowed to cut loose and express themselves. Doug will motivate students to get involved and then make it personal so that their box will leave a lasting legacy in wood. This class will cover making jigs and sleds for accurate cutting and shaping of parts, making inlay, using story sticks for accurate fitting of hinges, and cutting small complicated parts. This class will be suited for participants of any skill level. Students should bring a piece of domestic wood that they have found or purchased that has significance or has some sort of history attached. (Absolutely NO exotic or spalted wood will be allowed.) The wood should be small enough to fit in a suitcase and large enough that the figure and color can be enjoyed.