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Turned Lidded Boxes

Course Overview

Though one usually thinks of turned objects being round in nature, this does not have to be the case. Explore more angular forms while learning to turn lidded boxes on the lathe. In this class Alan will explore the issues in hollowing end-grain (the most common type of turned lidded boxes) as well as consider the face-grain turned box. Students will have the opportunity to turn between three and four boxes over the three day course. There will also be the chance to try hand-chased threads as one of the types of fits on a box.

Course Details

Length: 3 Days


Where can I park?

North House currently has limited parking available in our upper parking lot. If this lot is full, or if we are restricting parking, street parking is available. If you're boating, let's talk.

What is the schedule for the class day?

Courses generally run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with an hour-long break for lunch around noon. Some courses do have different hours which are specified in the course catalog.

Where can I find area information?

North House has numerous links for area information on its Links page.  The Grand Marais Area Tourism Association office is on Broadway Avenue downtown. You can call them at 888-922.5000 or If you want to visit them in person, take Hwy 61 to the stoplight and go 1 1/2 blocks toward the lake, on your right.