Come create attractive turned boxes with fitted lids that are a joy to hold, as well as look at. You will learn various techniques to hollow the boxes, and methods of holding your work on the lathe. You will also discover methods to cleanly cut details, such as knobs or finials for your boxes. Design concepts that will enable participants to produced elegant boxes will be covered in detail as well. Advanced Beginner to Intermediate
Tuition: $335 Studio/Materials Fee: $35 Registration Fee: $30* (listed as "shipping" in cart) *Members use coupon code WAIVEFEE at check-out
Please Note:The Dining Hall is closed for the season so participants are responsible for their own meals. Kitchens are available in the dorms for those staying on campus.
Keith began his woodworking career directly after graduating high school, gaining employment in a production cabinet and chair making shop. Several years and several promotions later, he became the assistant to the company president; helping to create new product lines, and building jigs and fixtures required to put them into productions. Before leaving to start his own furniture business, he had been instrumental in growing the shop's commercial chair production from a handful of chairs a week to three hundred a day. Keith’s life experiences and background in various fields, such as mechanics, and industrial woodworking, and furniture design have helped shape his unique approach to turning. Keith has taught at several craft schools and turning clubs across the United States and Canada and has been selected as a presenter at the American Association of Woodturners National Symposium six times. His work has been published in numerous publications such as Wood Art Today 2, 500 Wood Bowls, Best of Fine Woodworking, and was featured on HGTV’s “That’s Clever” program. His work has garnered several awards over the years and was selected as a coveted “Niche Award” winner or finalist five times. www.keithptompkins.com