Workshop: Make Oval Boxes

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Workshop: Make Oval Boxes

October 13 @ 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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One event on October 13, 2019 at 10:00 AM

$150.00

It is perhaps the most iconic of Shaker objects: an oval box. You’ll make two in this intensive two-day workshop: #2- and #3-sized traditional oval boxes. Beginners welcome.

Day 1 Learn to carve swallow tails, prepare wood for bending, bend the boxes, and fit wood onto drying forms.

Day 2 Measure and cut box tops and bottoms, fit side bands, and tack into place. At least one coat of shellac will be applied. Workshop also includes a behind-the-scenes tour of the Village’s woodworking-related collection.

Instructor: Rick Ryer. An interpreter at Hancock Shaker Village since 2012, Rick learned to make oval boxes with master box-maker Steve Grasselli. Rick regularly gives demonstrations of oval box-making in the Brethren’s Shop and has taught oval box workshops since 2013.

Details

Date:
October 13
Time:
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Cost:
$150.00
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Website:
https://hancockshakervillage.org/event/workshop-make-oval-boxes/?instance_id=30573

Venue

Hancock Shaker Village
1843 West Housatonic Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201 United States
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Phone:
413.443.0188
Website:
https://hancockshakervillage.org/