This Tea Box project is a beautiful gift.
Instructor: Asa Christiana
A useful, attractive gift is a great way to share your woodworking passion with friends and family, and this tea box is perfect for the job. Sized for a stack of tea bags, the box is also perfect for cooking salt or other small items. Better yet, it's a great way to use those beautiful scraps you’ve been hanging onto.
In this fun, five-hour class, each student will build a box from their wood or ours, and learn a host of invaluable lessons for future box-making, including milling wood four-square, cutting accurate miters on the tablesaw and mitersaw, cutting apart a closed box to separate the lid, fitting an attractive liner, and adding keys that strengthen the joints and beautify the box.
Emphasis will be on jigs and setups that allow you to make multiples in plenty of time for the holidays! You’ll even learn a basic oil finish that’s just as fast and foolproof.
Tools and materials supplied by students:
—Sanding block of some kind (I recommend the Preppin’ Weapon)
—Sharp block plane if possible
—If desired, a piece of attractive wood from home, at least 1/2 in. thick by 4 in. wide by 20 in. long.
—PPE (eyes, ears, nose) & Covid mask/shield
White Shop Safety Card Required
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