Turning Small Lidded Boxes with Seri Robinson July 30 - 31, 2022

about this workshop

Lidded boxes are a fun, relatively easy project that quickly builds turning skills. This project-based class will cover basic lidded box shapes, friction fit lids and simple finial accents. Students will learn the basic mechanics of turning lidded boxes, both flat bottomed and curved. Skills taught will include end grain hollowing, skew chisel shaping, and making friction-fit lids. All students should complete at least one ring box and one Easter egg and finial top by the end of class, although more seasoned turners will likely finish quite a few more. A range of wood is available, from basic maple to figured woods and spalted woods, to challenge even the most veteran turner.

Unique Instructor Seri C. Robinson

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$200 material fee payable to Agriculture Research Foundation

Key Points:
*Order of operations for turning lidded boxes
*Fundamentals of end grain turning
*Surface quality and shaping: skew chisel verses gouges
*Friction fit lids
*Single (ring boxes) verses double sided shaping (Easter eggs)
*Finial insertion into lids
*How more complex wood affects lids and boxes

Workshop Days: Saturday & Sunday
Instruction Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm (EST)
Note: During the work week, the shop remains open after 6:00 p.m. for handwork, design, research, catch-up work and socializing.

Turning Small Lidded Boxes with Seri Robinson July 30 - 31, 2022


Availability: Open

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