There are few woodturning projects that can vary so much in size and shape, serve so many purposes, and be so intriguing as a well-turned wooden box.
In this 5-day box making workshop, students will begin by learning the fundamentals of the box making process including proper wood selection. Throughout the week, projects will become more advanced and challenging too. Exploring advanced box design, wood threading, and finishing/decorative techniques are just a few of the things that will be explored throughout the week.
The emphasis of this class will be on developing the skills and tool techniques used to create beautiful boxes that incorporate proper design elements. The goal for each student is to develop an understanding of the basic elements of a good box and how to achieve desired results so that afterwards, they can continue to expand their horizons.
Topics to be covered:
Tool sharpening- proper techniques used to create standard grinds as well as how to custom grind tools for a specialized purpose to make turning easier.
Principles of box making- creating proper shape and proportion based on intended use
Elements of design- exploring the fundamentals of form, function and design
How to choose the right timber for box making. Mistakes to avoid
The do’s and don’ts in achieving a perfect lid to base fit
Alternative wood finishing techniques including ebonizing, and using colors/wash to highlight figure
Woodturning mastery- improving overall speed, technique and methods
Wood threading- adding value and intrigue to your work by incorporating threading.
Projects: (May vary due to time constraints)
Basic Box with suction fit lid
Decorative inlay box
Hidden compartment box
Kirk DeHeer is a professional woodturner who is also a full time member of our Product Development Team here at Craft Supplies USA. Kirk is a lead instructor in our 101 and 201 Workshops, and has also acted as Assistant Instructor with many of the worlds top Signature Workshop instructors including Richard Raffan, Dale Nish, Mike Mahoney, Mike Jackofsky and Jimmy Clewes to name a few.
Our workshop is located in beautiful Provo, Utah, just 40 minutes south of Salt Lake City.
Upon registering for a class, we will send you a packet containing helpful information when planning your trip, including hotels near us and other fun things to do during your visit to Utah.
In the event of cancellation:
We reserve the right to cancel workshops up to 4 weeks prior to the class date. In the event of a workshop cancellation, full tuition will be refunded. Please do not make airline reservations more than 4 weeks prior to the first day of class as we do not reimburse for any travel expenses incurred.
Cancellations less than 6 weeks prior to the start of class will be subject to a 50% cancellation fee.