Making Shaker Oval Boxes with Doug Smith
Doug Smith of Douglass Yankee Craftsman will spend two days teaching you the traditional Shaker technique of making fine Shaker Oval Boxes. In this two day beginning class each participant will make a number one, number two and number three Shaker Oval box. Two boxes will be made with cherry bands, one with a cherry top and the other with a lace wood top. The third box will have maple bands with a birdseye maple top. You will learn how to hand carve the swallow tails, select the bands and secure them with the traditional clinch nails. One of the most interesting parts of the class is the steaming and bending of the wood to fit around the forms. Fitting the tops and talking about finish will round out your two days of rewarding fun. Sign up today- Space is limited. Tuition: $325.00 plus materials.
Section 012321B: Saturday & Sunday, January 23 & 24, 9:30am – 5:00pm