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Workshop

Making a Shrink Box The John C. Camp­bell Folk School

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This class will start with a fresh branch and turn it into a useful and deco­ra­tive lidded container using a few basic hand tools and a couple pieces of dry hard­wood. The beauty of these boxes is the simplic­ity of their construction.

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In this class, we will start with a fresh branch and turn it into a useful and deco­ra­tive lidded container using a few basic hand tools and a couple pieces of dry hard­wood. The beauty of these boxes is the simplic­ity of their construc­tion. After the first one, you’ll be able to do them in an after­noon, or maybe a couple in a day. We will look at wood and tool selec­tion, work holding possi­bil­i­ties, and finish options. We will make some time to talk a bit about sharp­en­ing tools, and if time allows about making some specialty tools. Students can expect to complete one or two boxes during the class, depend­ing on how much work time they have avail­able outside of the online hours. This class is suit­able for begin­ners up through inter­me­di­ate skill levels.

The capac­ity for this class is 12 students. This class is presented in collab­o­ra­tion with the John C. Camp­bell Folk School. There will be an optional Orien­ta­tion and Closing Cere­mony hosted from the Folk School campus that students can attend online.