Woodworking: Oval Box WORKSHOP

Woodworking: Oval Box WORKSHOP

Your Price: $150.00
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Course Number:WKS-FA18 505 E1


2 meetings, 10/13-10/14




Location: Hancock Shaker Village, 1843 W. Housatonic St., Pittsfield, MA


Rick Ryer, HSV Interpreter
Make your own #2- and #3-sized traditional Shaker Oval Boxes! 
Day 1: Learn to carve swallow tails, prepare woood 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 leaset one coat of shellac will be applied. Beginners welcome. Includes a behind-the-scenes tour of the Village's woodworking-related collection. 

($135 for Hancock Shaker Village Members) Materials fee of $25 (cash only) payable to the instructor. Workshop fee includes admission to the Village all day. 

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

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