Adapting the classic Shaker oval box, we present to you the ‘Shaker Bentwood Tray’ course.
While not traditional, this form echoes the look of iconic Shaker box tops. Like the oval boxes, these trays possess grace, simplicity and great utility. They make the perfect gift and like oval boxes, they nest for compact storage.
Students will learn to bevel, steam and bend Shaker tray bands and fit and tack them to tray bottoms. It will be possible to make up to 3 trays per class – from sizes 8 , 10 & 12. The measurements of size 12 (the largest tray) is 550mm x 380mm.
We will be using Cherry which is sourced directly from the USA. Because these trays are relatively large, it is necessary to use veneered plywood for the bases. We will be using Cherry Veneer for these bases as well. You will learn how to glue these veneers onto plywood using one of our 2 vacuum presses.
Discussion topics will include re-sawing wood into box bands, making or ordering templates, cutting finger patterns, making oval cores for shaping bands and sources for box materials. Time permitting, we will also cover finishing with shellac, oil and/or wax.
What you will learn
- Students will learn to bevel, steam and bend Shaker Tray bands and fit and tack them to lids and bottoms.
- Re-sawing wood into box bands, making templates, cutting finger patterns, making oval cores for shaping boxes and sources for box materials.
- Time permitting, we will also cover finishing with shellac, milk paint and/or wax.
What you will get
- Three different sized, beautifully hand crafted oval trays
What to bring
- All materials included.
What to wear
From Beginners to Advance students
The Melbourne Guild of Fine Woodworking was founded by Alastair Boell in 2007. After graduating from the world renowned North Bennet Street School, Boston (USA) Alastair felt that there was a great need in Australia for an educational facility that focuses on traditional skills.
The Guild is committed to preserving and advancing craft traditions in furniture making. We are also committed to promoting a greater awareness and appreciation ofcraftsmanship. In our classes we emphasize the skillful use of hand tools and power equipment and an informed use of appropriate materials. We are passionate about what we do and want to share information, ideas and skills with all our students young and old, from beginner to advanced.
The Guild offers 13 Open Courses a week where students are able to bring in their own projects. Also during the year on a regular basis we offer a number of short intensive classes on varying woodworking topics. Our student to teacher ratios are very low with a maximum of 8 students in the open classes.
The school itself is conveniently located two minutes from the Blackburn Rd exit off the Eastern Freeway. Parking is readily available right at the school’s door.We promise to do our very best to provide you with endless opportunities in a stimulating and supportive community.
We invite you to take your place at the Melbourne Guild of Fine Woodworking.
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