2 day box making courses held on weekends throughout the year in beautiful Cumbria. Make your own handmade wooden box. The courses are fun and relaxed, yet will give you the skills & confidence to make stunning boxes on your own. The courses are run from a fully equipped cabinet making workshop. All tools and safety equipment are provided, though you are welcome to bring your own tools if you wish. Ear defenders and dust masks are yours to keep at the end of 2 days. Tea and coffee is on tap :-) You will get to make a box from a selection of hardwoods, with either a lift off top or a hinged top with solid brass hinges if desired, your choice. The completed box can be lined with a selection of materials from leather to felt and will be finished with oil and wax. There will be a maximum of 4 people per course, giving you the most of my time. The box you make will be of a fairly simple design with either mitred or dovetailed joints. All brass ware and materials are provided in the cost. Time permitting you could also do some inlay work on your box. As well as the practical side I will also give you lots of tips and answer all your questions as we go. I have designed the boxes to be doable in the 2 days, in the event you don't quite finish, all the wood work side of things should be done, just leaving the finishing to be done at home, for which I can provide you with some finishing oil and wax. I will have demonstrated how to do this during the weekend.
What's included in the price?
The course includes all materials and as much tea and coffee as you can drink. All tools and safety equipment will be provided (ear defenders and dust masks are yours to keep) and a fully equipped workshop. You are welcome to bring your own tools if you have them, we will show you how to use/set them up properly if you wish. Tea, coffee and biscuits are provided. Unfortunately being weekends our usual sandwich van will not be around, so you will have to bring your own lunch. A microwave is also available to use. There is a Greggs and burger king within walking distance of the workshop as well as a garage 2 min drive away which sells sandwiches, pies and rolls.
2 days (9:00am to 5:00pm)
Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts
- Suitable for beginners
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