Home / Classes / Woodworking / WOODWORKING 2: BUILD A TRIO OF BOXES (**NEW**)


Instructor: Marc Brown, marc@chezbrown.org
Duration: 9 wks
Date range: September 14 to November 16
(No class: September 21.)
Date(s) of the week: Thursday
Hour: 2–5 p.m.
Quarter: Fall 2017
Prerequisite: Woodworking 1 - NO EXCEPTIONS
Textbook: No textbook required
Address: Palo Alto HS Woodshop
Price: $216
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This class offers the developing woodworker the opportunity to expand upon skills learned in Woodworking 1 by building a collection of boxes. Students will learn different joinery styles (miters reinforced by splines; finger joints; and dovetails) and a host of general-purpose techniques (veneering, rabbets and dados). The boxes will be the envy of your family and friends, and perfect for holiday gift-giving, if you dare part with them!

Students in this class will build a trio of gorgeous boxes, each with increasing level of sophistication. The first box is your basic box: The sides meet at 45-degree angles and are reinforced with splines. The bottom is Baltic birch plywood, resting inside a groove cut into the sides. The top is a solid block of wood with chamfered edges resting on a “rabbet” ledge at the top of the sides. The other boxes will explore other box styles: sides connected with box joints or dovetails; hinges to fasten the top to the carcass; and panel construction of the lid.

No textbook required.

There is a $40 materials fee payable to the instructor to cover the cost of wood.