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Small Boxes with Dan Paret
Small Boxes with Dan Paret

Thu, Sep 21



Small Boxes with Dan Paret


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Time & Location

Sep 21, 2023, 6:00 PM – Nov 09, 2023, 6:00 PM

Lexington, 130 Waltham St, Lexington, MA 02421, USA

About the Class or Event

8 Thursdays, 6:00 PM-9:00 PM

Begins September 21, In Studio

Skills Level: Advanced Beginner 

Class: $384 (Log in for membership discount prices)


Designing and making small wood boxes is challenging, satisfying, and fun. Working

within prescribed limits is a good way to begin your woodworking journey, and if you

have already had an introduction to woodworking generally, you will benefit from, and

likely enjoy, the demands of working on a smaller scale. You will certainly be

introduced to some new tools and techniques.

This workshop is intended as an ongoing exploration of small, solid wood boxes. We

will begin with a dovetail box and move on to any of a wide variety of boxes. You will

learn to make thoughtful material and design choices, to prepare and join wood, and

develop sound woodworking habits- we will employ equal amounts of seriousness and

levity as we pursue solid wood box making as a craft discipline. 

Please contact the instructor if you have any questions:


Students will purchase some of their own materials for this class. A materials list for this class is provided: here.

Prerequisietes: Students have taken an introduction to machine woodworking class, or are certified to use woodshop machinery. 

About the instructor: Dan Paret has been working with wood for about 40 years, professionally as a home renovation contractor, and vocationally as a maker of cabinets and boxes, and finally as a professional woodworker making both custom and speculative cabinets and boxes. Since 2002, he has been doing most of his woodworking with hand tools.

Working in a small basement shop in North Cambridge, Dan makes functional and decorative wood objects and woodblock prints.  When he is not in his own shop, he is likely to be out walking or teaching hand tool woodworking at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education, which he has been doing since September 2000.  From time to time he also has the pleasure of teaching short classes at the Eliot School in Jamaica Plain.

Please take a look at our registration policy and our current covid policy before your class.

Local dining options, accommodations, and more information about our facility can be found HERE .  For any other questions our contact information is HERE.


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