Dates: July 22-23, 2017
Class Times: Sat 9am-5pm; Sun 9am-2:30pm
Instructor: Eric Pintar
Open Studio: Sat 7-9pm
In this workshop we will focus on the construction of a nest of six boxes. Enjoy learning the process by which the Shakers made these wooden vessels more than 150 years ago. Elegant simplicity describes the Shaker design. Each student will make a nest of six boxes from cherry wood. Thin strips of wood are carefully prepared in Michigan and each student carves the “fingers” on one end before soaking them in a hot water bath. The bands are bent in an oval shape and copper tacks are applied to hold each band together. Quarter-sawn cherry tops and bottoms are fitted and held in place by wooden pegs. Simple construction and elegant design makes this project appealing to anyone with an interest. No woodworking experience necessary.
Material Cost: $60
About the Instructor:
Eric Pintar has taught box making workshops for 10 years. He is a partner at the Home Shop in Charlotte, Michigan which supplies woodworkers worldwide with instruction and materials for making Shaker oval boxes. Coming on board as a junior in high school 15 years ago, Eric has made a career serving the needs of craftsmen near and far.