Build Along Session: Jasmine Jewelry Box

with Master Woodworker Gary Rogowski
11am -1 pm Class, 11am – 12pm Q&A Alternate Saturdays
Level: Beyond Beginner
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Join us for another  Online Build Along Session (BAS) on Zoom. Together we will make this elegant Jasmine Jewelry Box. The course will take place over 8 Saturdays. We will meet for two hours on Saturdays starting Jan. 8th, 2022.

Classes 1, 3, 5, and 7 will be our two hour Class/ demo sessions running from 11am – 1pm PDT. Alternating Saturdays we will host a one hour Q&A sessions also starting at 11am PDT. Bring all of your questions then about the project that come up during the week. Students will have two weeks between classes to get work done on the project. Work at your own bench at your own pace and build this great project along with a Master Woodworker. You will learn a ton about joinery, construction methods, assembly, and finishes.

This Build Along Session focuses on a jewelry box design of mine. I first made it as a commission some years ago but new versions of this sweet box have appeared over the years. It is simply made but well made. It uses pinned finger joints for the body of the main box. My joinery demonstrations will include a great band saw method and hand sawing techniques as well to make the carcase. The lid is a breadboard end design/ construction. While it lends a certain look to the piece, it also helps to hold that thin lid flat over time. Discover some of the secrets to making great breadboard end joints in this BAS.

The jewelry box appears to float. Perhaps a theme of mine? Anyways, this is a design option that students can take on or not. But each student will most certainly learn how to mortise in butt hinges and make a beautiful handle for this piece. Dividers for the inside are another option that I will demonstrate. I use a rice paper technique for the bottom of the box which I will also discuss.

And then we will talk about shellac, the miracle finish, and how this piece came to be known as the Jasmine Jewelry Box. Great fun to be had and a lovely piece to hold when you’re done. I hope you’ll join me in this BAS. Space is limited so lock in your spot today.

Thanks for playing along. This will be a fun class. I can finally finish the last box that I started!