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BOX101E21 Turned Boxes with Matt Monaco

May, 14 - May, 16 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM


Turned Boxes with Matt Monaco

No Experience Required

Lidded containers are among the most useful — and challenging — objects you can make on a lathe. Turned boxes can be rustic or elegant, ornamented or simple, and mastering them will dramatically improve your overall turning skills.

In this exciting three-day workshop, professional turner Matt Monaco will guide you through a variety of exercises to help you master fundamental cutting techniques and train your eye (and hands) to design and execute fine forms.

Each student will make several lidded boxes in a variety of woods, allowing you to develop your own individual style as you learn to design and turn beautifully proportioned boxes with an emphasis on fine detail.

You will learn to:

  • Develop solid fundamental cutting techniques based on understanding principles of grain orientation
  • Develop confidence & skill in sharpening lathe tools
  • Create turned vessels with perfectly fitted lids
  • Design and create in a series
  • Recognize design opportunities and develop your eye for fine form
  • Turn fine detail & cut clean with a variety of turning tools

Your instructor:

Matt Monaco, owner of Monaco Bowls, designs and creates turned products for homeowners, gallery buyers, museum stores, and interior designers. In addition to producing his own work, Matt is a wonderful teacher and is a sponsored representative for Glaser Hi-Tec Tools, demonstrates for national woodturning clubs of the AAW, and leads classes at woodworking schools across the country, including the Southwest School of Woodworking.

Prerequisites: None. All levels welcome. 

Tools required: None. All tools and materials supplied by the school.

Please bring ear and eye protection and a safety mask.

Class size: Maximum 9.

Please read and understand our Refund and Cancellation policies. By making payment you acknowledge that you have read and understood these policies.

PLEASE NOTE: In addition to our standard class policies, we are taking additional precautions due to the COVID-19 virus. Effective May 26, 2020:

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May 14@9:00 am
May 16@5:00 pm
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