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A Nest of Shaker Boxes

Course: A Nest of Shaker Boxes
Tutor: Richard Gibson
Start Date: 11th January 2019
Start Time: Dinner
End Date: 13th January 2019
End Time: Lunch
Res Fee (from): £328.00
Non Res Fee: £220.00 What's included?

An opportunity to make a classic nest of three traditional shaker oval boxes from locally sourced English timber. Over the weekend you will have time to make some lovely boxes and also learn a little of the background to the shaker communities and their designs. Everyone is welcome as no previous woodworking experience is necessary and you will be working in pairs. By the end of the weekend your boxes will be ready to take home for a final polish and sparkle.

All tools and materials will be provided and a charge of £25 will be payable to the tutor over the weekend. 

Tutor Information

Having a very fulfilling career in engineering Richard Gibson realised that he would need something to occupy and engage him. He had always admired the simplicity and beauty of Shaker design and found a course on making their iconic oval boxes at the American Museum in Bath some 18 years ago. From that point on he was captivated and has been making traditional boxes in English hardwoods and developing designs based on the same techniques ever since.

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