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Make a bandsaw box from a solid piece of wood, without needing to make any tricky joinery at the corners. Once you know the process, you can go on to make boxes that are oval, heart-shaped, lizard-shaped, or most any shape you want. Bandsaw boxes make great gifts and are a wonderful way to turn leftover pieces of wood into something beautiful and useful.
You will learn about bandsaw box design and construction, cut your box on the bandsaw, and glue it together. As the glue is drying, you will learn how to finish your box with milk paint and pyrography (using a pen that burns a design into the wood). The last hour of this class, when you will be embellishing your box, overlaps with Open Studio, so you are likely to be sharing space with other BARN woodworkers.
Your materials fee covers a maple block for your box. You can substitute other wood if you have a piece you want to use.
Instructor: Ted Newman. Ted studied woodworking and has assisted in classes at the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship in Rockport, Maine. He is active in BARN's woodworker group and volunteers as a safety monitor.