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Shaker Boxes Enlarged

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Course: Shaker Boxes Enlarged
Tutor: Richard Gibson
Start Date: 10th March 2018
Start Time: 09.45am
End Time: 4.00pm
Fee: £54.00 What's included?

Come along and spend a day handcrafting your own individual shaker boxes perfect for storage and ideal as gifts. During the day you will make two large stacking boxes. For those who attended the first shaker box day this is an opportunity to further your skills as the boxes we will be making will be the next two sizes up from the previous ones. However, all our welcome as no previous woodworking experience is necessary as you will be working in pairs. By the end of the day your boxes will be ready to take home for a final sanding and sealing.

There will be an additional charge of £20 for materials payable to the tutor on the day. 

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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