Rosewood Studio School of Fine Woodworking; Tools, Courses, Workshops and Instruction

Exquisite Boxes with Adrian Ferrazzutti (in time for Christmas!)

Instructor: Adrian Ferrazzutti
Date: November 30 , 2020 (6 days)
Tuition: $1,050.00
Materials Fee: $155.00 (plus HST) includes substrates, veneers, quadrant hinges and lock sets

 During this 6 day course students will be exposed to a whirlwind of techniques involved in the building of a small decorative veneered box. The overall construction details will be the same for all students, with wood choices and dimensions being left up to the individual, though it is highly recommended that the dimensions not exceed 5”x10”x10”. Based on a style of box that Adrian Ferrazzutti has developed to be relatively simple to make, each student will learn exacting skills both at machines and the workbench. All this, and just in time for Christmas gift giving!


 One of Adrian's boxes


              Adrian working with students




 Gerry Kellerman's box under construction

                        Quadrant hinges
 Students will begin each day with a brief lecture followed by a full day spent working on their boxes. Throughout the day Adrian will discuss and/or demonstrate:
             · considerations for selecting wood and combining woods to achieve a tasteful outcome;
             · sawing and working with veneers to make panels specifically for this project;
             · the joinery involved, using only a table saw and a shaper or router table;
             · applying decorative and protective cornering and inlaying of wood, metal and mother of pearl 
             · cutting the box in two on the table saw to form a bottom and a lid;
             · installing quadrant hinges and locks as well as a discussion of finishing.
 The small size of this project makes it a great opportunity to work with some unfamiliar or exotic wood species. This project is very detail oriented and involves a great deal of delicate work, so sharpen your favorite tools, clear your head and be prepared to dive right in.
         Adrian Ferrazzutti


 Lauma laying out veneer


 Box by student Graeme George


 Inside of Graeme's box


Pre-requisites: Excellence with Hand Tools and Mastering Machinery, or equivalent. Please see our note on pre-requisites.
Required Tools: - sharpening stones
                          - adjustable mouth block plane
                          - card scraper, burnisher, 10 inch mill file
                          - smoothing plane
                          - square
                          - chisels, hammer
                          - safety glasses, hearing protection
                          - jeweler's screwdriver 
                          - utility knife
                          - pencil
                          - blue masking tape
Registration Form

© 2007 -2020 Rosewood Studio


Last Modified 2020-02-27 14:37:35