Class Title: Shaker Box Making (Nos. 3 and 4)
Instructor: Geoff Davis
Cost: $80 including materials (Waived)
Date and Time: Saturday, September 18, 9:00 – 4:00 with lunch break
Location: Judge Stone House – Woodworking Studio, 107 S. 8th Street, Noblesville, Indiana
Registration: Call (317) 565-7132 and leave a message. You will receive a confirmation call.
Class Limit: 6 Students
Special Note: On Saturday, September 18th this class is offered for the cost of materials alone ($15). This class is being held during a Folk School open house.
Shaker craftsmen designed beautiful oval boxes to be easily constructed and to maximize storage space while using a minimum of materials. In spite of such utilitarian beginnings these boxes are prized for their beautiful and simple proportions and symmetry.
In this class Geoff Davis will lead you through the process of preparing and bending wood around solid wood molds to produce a No.3 (4 1/2” x 7”) and No. 4 (5 1/2” x 8 1/4”) Shaker box.
All materials, including native Indiana cherry, quartersawn white pine and authentic copper tacks will be provided.
Students will have the option of building a lidded box or a box with a fixed handle.
If time allows Geoff will demonstrate his methods and techniques for finishing Shaker boxes in an authentic manner.