Turning Small Decorative Boxes with Matthew Hill July 13-17, 2020


$825 tuition + $45 materials

Key Points:
*Develop sensitivity to sharpness in cutting tools and scrapers
*Turn concave and convex forms with the detail gouge
*Use the skew chisel to refine detail and repair torn grain
*Achieve proficiency with an end-grain cutting tool
*Master shear scraping with the round nose scraper
*Experiment with adding color and texture to your work

Workshop Available

Pay a deposit of $300.00 per item


Making lidded containers on the lathe is one of the most satisfying projects in woodturning. A small lidded container is both functional and decorative and even a little magical. Matthew will work with students primarily one-on-one to help them develop confidence in their woodturning skills as well as their observational skills, i.e. what makes a good form. Good form can be transformed by the addition of color and texture. Students will be encouraged to experiment with a variety of techniques and materials for adding surface enhancement. Some of these include applying dye stains, lacquer and shellac with a spray gun, using milk paint and creating unique surface textures and patterns through wood burning. This is a project class as well as a technique class where the goal is to successfully complete a project that should inspire each student to continue developing their skills. Students will leave the class with several completed boxes, more confidence and hopefully a head full of ideas.