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{"id":696819384386,"title":"Workshop: Wood Hinge Box","handle":"workshop-wood-hinge-box","description":"\u003ch5\u003eDescription\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eRob's Wood Hinge Workshop is one of our special workshops that we hold every few years, depending on demand. \u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eIn this workshop Rob teaches you how to build his famous wood hinge box (See \"Schedule\" tab for details). \u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eThe workshop is built upon Rob's wood hinge box DVD, but instead of a one hour DVD you get 5 days of focused instruction and box-making practice.  Rob personally breaks down every step of the box making in detail and helps you master it, providing the feedback you cannot replicate on a DVD.\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eThe workshop is 5 days long and is held in Grand Bay New Brunswick, Canada.  This year there are 12 slots available.  A prerequisite for this workshop is you must have attended one of Rob's Training the Hand Workshops.\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eStudents bring their own hand tools (or can purchase them at the workshop) and wood for the workshop (See \"Wood\" and \"Tools\" tabs for details).  Each student is assigned an individual workbench for their use during the week. \u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #ff0000;\"\u003eTuition is $1500.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\u003cspan color=\"#ff0000\" style=\"color: #ff0000;\"\u003eMaterial Charge: $25.   Material charge covers 1\/8 inch Baltic Birch plywood for box \u003cspan style=\"font-size: 17.55px;\"\u003ebottoms\u003c\/span\u003e, glue, oil, rubber gloves, rags, paper towels, sand paper, router bits that will be consumed making the box joints, dowel making jigs, pin stock, dovetail practice wood for Monday morning.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan color=\"#ff0000\" style=\"color: #ff0000;\"\u003eSee \"Logistics\" tab for available meal prices.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #ff0000;\"\u003eReserve your seat with a $750 deposit.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #ff0000; text-decoration: underline;\"\u003eNext Workshop dates are: 10-14 September 2018\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch1\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline; color: #ff0000;\"\u003eIf you are interested in attending this wood hinge box workshop please call Rob at (877) 967-5966\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h1\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #ff0000;\"\u003eOnce Rob approves you for the workshop we will send you an invoice for electronic payment.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eLocation\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #ff0000; text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003eThe Workshop is held at the Brundage Point River Center, situated on a small point of land jutting out into the Saint John River in Grand Bay, New Brunswick Canada.  The address is: \u003cstrong\u003e4 Ferry Rd, Grand Bay-Westfield, NB E5K 0A8, Canada\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\n\u003cspan style=\"color: #ff0000; text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #ff0000; text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003eT\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003ehe River Center offers fantastic views; an elegant space available for the workshop, pristine washrooms; a visitor information center; and beautiful grounds next to the Westfield ferry.  You can see the picture of the River Center on this product page.  Each student will have their own Rob Cosman designed and built workbench inside the River Center.  \u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eFeatures include:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eFree high speed wireless Internet access\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eFree on-site parking\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eWheelchair accessible parking, washrooms and pathways\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eAir-conditioned facility\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eHardwood floors and a cathedral ceiling\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eBeautiful views of the St. John River\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003ePicnic tables \u0026amp; park benches\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eAccess to walking trails\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eSchedule\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eGeneral:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e The Workshop is held on Monday - Friday, 10-14 September.  The workshop begins daily at 08:00 and ends at 20:00, when the River Center closes.  To maximize workshop time, lunch and supper is on site.  You can bring your own food or for an additional fee, purchase catered meals (see the logistics tab for more details).\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eDaily Schedule:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e 08:00-12:00 shop time, 12:00-13:00 onsite lunch, 13:00-17:30 shop time, 17:30-18:30 onsite supper, 18:30 - 20:00 shop time.  \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\n\u003cspan style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eMonday:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e Monday morning is d\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003eovetail refresher practice with a focus on cutting very small dovetails (the most difficult dovetails).  After lunch Rob will lead the class, step-by-step, through the process of crafting a basic wood hinge box (approximate size of 4 inches wide x 6 inches long x 2 inches high with a 1\/4 inch wooden hinge, and box joints).  Rob will show two methods of making the dowels for the hinge - and dowel making Jig and using the Lie Nielsen dowel plate.  \u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #ff0000; text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eTuesday:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e The basic box build continues through lunch.  Students who are progressing rapidly can build a second box.  After lunch Rob will demonstrate and students will build a dovetailed wood hinge box (approximate size of 4 inches wide x 6 inches long x 2 inches tall, 1\/4 inch wood hinge, with dovetail joints). \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #ff0000; text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eWednesday:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e Dovetail box build continues.  Students progressing rapidly can build a second dovetailed wood hinge box.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eThursday\u003c\/strong\u003e:\u003c\/span\u003e Building a jewelry-type wood hinge box Rob will cover all the finer details of building a wood-hinge box (approximate size of 12 inches x 7 inches, 3\/8 inch wood hinge, dovetail joints).  Advanced skills taught are: veneering a box lid, making interior trays, leather bottom, making and installing lid stays, and creating finger recess for the lid. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #ff0000; text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eFriday\u003c\/strong\u003e:\u003c\/span\u003e Jewelry-type box build continues. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eWood\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eStudents must bring their own wood to the workshop, milled to the below stated dimensions.  We will clean up the mill marks and cut the wood to exact sizes in the class.  \u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eChoosing the correct species of wood for a wood-hinge box is critical.  The most important consideration is the dowel,  For the dowel you need a dense, hard wood that glues well.  Experience has taught me that Popular, Maple, Cherry, and Walnut are the best woods for dowels, with maple being my first choice.  If you want the hinge to be hidden, then your chosen dowel wood dictates the wood for the long sides and the lid of the box. \u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eI think a contrasting wood species for the box ends looks good.  I like to make the long sides, the hinge, and the lid all from the same, light species, of wood and use a contrasting, darker species of wood for the short sides.  Using dark wood for the short sides shows off the joints and frames the lid nicely.\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eGood wood choices for the box bottom are Pine and Cedar because they add a nice smell when opening the box.  You can also apply leather to the bottom for a nice touch.  If you do add leather then 1\/8 inch Baltic birch plywood is a good choice for the bottom.Below is the wood you need to bring to the workshop.  I have chosen the best woods for learning how to build wood-hinge boxes. \u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\n\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eWood for Basic Box Building\u003c\/strong\u003e (This is enough wood to make 8 - 12 basic boxes)\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e:\u003c\/strong\u003e\n\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\n\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003eLong side stock:\u003c\/span\u003e 4 pieces of 24 inches x 3 inches x 1\/4 inch thick Maple, Cherry, or Popular.\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\n\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003eLid stock:\u003c\/span\u003e 2 pieces of 24 inches x 3-1\/2 inches x 1\/4 inches thick.  Same species as for the long side stock.  \u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\n\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003eShort side stock:\u003c\/span\u003e 2 pieces of 24 inches x 3 inches x 7\/16 inches thick Walnut or dark wood of your choice.\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\n\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003eBottom stock:\u003c\/span\u003e 2 piece of 24 inches x 3-1\/2 inches x 1\/4 inch thick pine or cedar.  If you want to try a leather bottom bring enough thin leather to cover approximately 6-1\/2 inches by 3-1\/2 inches (per box lined).   We will supply the 1\/8 inch Baltic Birch Plywood.\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003ch3 id=\"yui_3_16_0_1_1526565083373_52484\"\u003e\n\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eWood for One Jewelry-Type Box \u003c\/strong\u003e(This is enough wood to make 2 jewelry boxes)\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003e:\u003c\/span\u003e \u003c\/strong\u003e\n\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"yui_3_16_0_1_1526565083373_52574\"\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\n\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003eLong side stock:\u003c\/span\u003e 2 pieces of 24 inches x 4 inches x 3\/8 inches thick, Walnut, Maple, or Cherry.\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\n\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003eShort side stock:\u003c\/span\u003e 1 Piece of 24 inches x 4 inches x 5\/8 inches thick, of the same species you choose for the long stock.\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\n\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003eLid stock\u003c\/span\u003e:  2 pieces of 12 inches x 6 inches x 3\/8 inches thick of the same species  you choose for the long side stock (preferably quarter sawn for stability) \u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\n\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003eBottom stock:\u003c\/span\u003e 2 pieces of  12 inches x 6 inches x 5\/16 inches thick cedar or pine.\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eNotes:  Finish will be supplied for your use at the workshop.  If you need to reduce the length of the wood stock for your luggage, you can cut the Basic Box wood into any multiples of 6 inch lengths.  You can cut the Jewelry Box wood into any multiples of 12 inch lengths.\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eTools\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #ff0000; text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003eThis workshop is basically a hand tool class and students are responsible for bring their own tools to the workshop.  If you need any tools you can purchase them from RobCosman.com for delivery at the workshop. We will use power routers for routing the hinge groove but those will be provided.  Here is the required list of tools:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eRob Cosman's Wood Hinge Drill Kit.\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eDovtail saw (Rob Cosman's Saw Recommended)\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eCross cut Saw (Rob Cosman's Joinery Crosscut Recommended)\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eDovetail Marker (Rob Cosman's Dovetail Marker  Recommended)\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e2 x Marking Gauges (Rob Cosman's or Cosmanized Recommended)\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eDividers (at least two).\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eDovetail Marking Knife.  (Rob Cosman's Recommended)\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eFret Saw and spare blades.\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eRob Cosman's Kerf X-10 (If you want to make a box with half-blind dovetails).\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eSkew Chisel (If you want to make a box with half-blind blind dovetails).  (Rob Cosman's Half-Blind Chisel Recommended) \u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eAll sharpening gear (Trend 300\/100 diamond stone, 16,000 Shapton Ceramic Stone, Shapton Heavy Stone Holder, Honerite, squirt bottle, sharpening ruler). \u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eBench Chisels:\u003c\/strong\u003e 1\/8 inch, 3\/16 inch, and 1\/4 inch\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eBench Planes:\u003c\/strong\u003e Low angle block plane (WoodRiver low angle recommended), Jack (WoodRiver #5 or #5-1\/2 recommended), small router plane (Lie Nielsen recommended)\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eMeasuring tools:\u003c\/strong\u003e Small tape measure, 6-inch square, 2-inch solid square. \u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e4 x \"F-style\" clamps (8\" capacity)  (Bessey \u003ca class=\"itemlink\"\u003eTG4.008 clamps recommended)\u003c\/a\u003e\n\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eWriting instruments:\u003c\/strong\u003e Pencils with sharpener and ink pens\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eCyanoacrylate (CA) glue - Thin viscosity (small bottle)\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eCyanoacrylate accelerator\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003e \u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #ff0000; text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003eLogistics\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\n\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #ff0000; text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e1) Nearby Airports:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #ff0000; text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003eSaint John Airport (YSJ), Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada; 45 minutes from the workshop site.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eFredericton\u003cspan style=\"color: #ff0000; text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e International Airport (YFJ), Lincoln, New Brunswick, Canada; 60 minutes from the workshop.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #ff0000; text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003eBangor International Airport (BGR), Bangor, Maine, USA; 3 hours from the workshop site.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #ff0000; text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003ePortland International Airport (PTL) Portland, Maine, USA; 5 hours from the workshop site.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003e 2) Lodging.\u003c\/strong\u003e  There are several hotels, about 10 miles from the workshop site, located on the west side of the city of Saint John to choose from.  Just search Hotels.com for hotels in Grand Bay - Westfield, Canada and these will come. \u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eOur recommended hotel is the Travelodge Suites by Wyndham (2.5 stars), located at 1011 Fairville Blvd, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada.  The Travelodge, is about 15 minutes from the workshop location.  For our students they have a special price of $92 (CDN) (plus tax).  This price  includes breakfast.  To make reservations call (506) 635-0400 and ask for the \"Rob Cosman Special\"\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003e3) Transportation. \u003c\/strong\u003e Students are responsible for transportation to and from the training site.  \u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e \u003cstrong\u003e4) Food.  \u003c\/strong\u003e Lunch and Supper will be at the Brundage River Center.  Students can bring their own food or pre-pay for catered meals.    \u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eExample Supper meals: Turkey dinner, BBQ chicken dinner, Lasagna dinner.\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eExample Lunch meals:  Shepard's pie, Stew, Turkey soup.  \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eMeal plans must be pre-purchased.  Meal plans available are:  a\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cstrong\u003ell lunches: $50; a\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cstrong\u003ell suppers: $100; a\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cstrong\u003ell meals (lunches \u0026amp; suppers): 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Wood Hinge Workshop is one of our special workshops that we hold every few years, depending on demand. \u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eIn this workshop Rob teaches you how to build his famous wood hinge box (See \"Schedule\" tab for details). \u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eThe workshop is built upon Rob's wood hinge box DVD, but instead of a one hour DVD you get 5 days of focused instruction and box-making practice.  Rob personally breaks down every step of the box making in detail and helps you master it, providing the feedback you cannot replicate on a DVD.\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eThe workshop is 5 days long and is held in Grand Bay New Brunswick, Canada.  This year there are 12 slots available.  A prerequisite for this workshop is you must have attended one of Rob's Training the Hand Workshops.\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eStudents bring their own hand tools (or can purchase them at the workshop) and wood for the workshop (See \"Wood\" and \"Tools\" tabs for details).  Each student is assigned an individual workbench for their use during the week. \u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #ff0000;\"\u003eTuition is $1500.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\u003cspan color=\"#ff0000\" style=\"color: #ff0000;\"\u003eMaterial Charge: $25.   Material charge covers 1\/8 inch Baltic Birch plywood for box \u003cspan style=\"font-size: 17.55px;\"\u003ebottoms\u003c\/span\u003e, glue, oil, rubber gloves, rags, paper towels, sand paper, router bits that will be consumed making the box joints, dowel making jigs, pin stock, dovetail practice wood for Monday morning.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan color=\"#ff0000\" style=\"color: #ff0000;\"\u003eSee \"Logistics\" tab for available meal prices.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #ff0000;\"\u003eReserve your seat with a $750 deposit.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #ff0000; text-decoration: underline;\"\u003eNext Workshop dates are: 10-14 September 2018\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch1\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline; color: #ff0000;\"\u003eIf you are interested in attending this wood hinge box workshop please call Rob at (877) 967-5966\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h1\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #ff0000;\"\u003eOnce Rob approves you for the workshop we will send you an invoice for electronic payment.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eLocation\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #ff0000; text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003eThe Workshop is held at the Brundage Point River Center, situated on a small point of land jutting out into the Saint John River in Grand Bay, New Brunswick Canada.  The address is: \u003cstrong\u003e4 Ferry Rd, Grand Bay-Westfield, NB E5K 0A8, Canada\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\n\u003cspan style=\"color: #ff0000; text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #ff0000; text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003eT\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003ehe River Center offers fantastic views; an elegant space available for the workshop, pristine washrooms; a visitor information center; and beautiful grounds next to the Westfield ferry.  You can see the picture of the River Center on this product page.  Each student will have their own Rob Cosman designed and built workbench inside the River Center.  \u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eFeatures include:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eFree high speed wireless Internet access\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eFree on-site parking\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eWheelchair accessible parking, washrooms and pathways\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eAir-conditioned facility\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eHardwood floors and a cathedral ceiling\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eBeautiful views of the St. John River\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003ePicnic tables \u0026amp; park benches\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eAccess to walking trails\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eSchedule\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eGeneral:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e The Workshop is held on Monday - Friday, 10-14 September.  The workshop begins daily at 08:00 and ends at 20:00, when the River Center closes.  To maximize workshop time, lunch and supper is on site.  You can bring your own food or for an additional fee, purchase catered meals (see the logistics tab for more details).\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eDaily Schedule:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e 08:00-12:00 shop time, 12:00-13:00 onsite lunch, 13:00-17:30 shop time, 17:30-18:30 onsite supper, 18:30 - 20:00 shop time.  \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\n\u003cspan style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eMonday:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e Monday morning is d\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003eovetail refresher practice with a focus on cutting very small dovetails (the most difficult dovetails).  After lunch Rob will lead the class, step-by-step, through the process of crafting a basic wood hinge box (approximate size of 4 inches wide x 6 inches long x 2 inches high with a 1\/4 inch wooden hinge, and box joints).  Rob will show two methods of making the dowels for the hinge - and dowel making Jig and using the Lie Nielsen dowel plate.  \u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #ff0000; text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eTuesday:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e The basic box build continues through lunch.  Students who are progressing rapidly can build a second box.  After lunch Rob will demonstrate and students will build a dovetailed wood hinge box (approximate size of 4 inches wide x 6 inches long x 2 inches tall, 1\/4 inch wood hinge, with dovetail joints). \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #ff0000; text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eWednesday:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e Dovetail box build continues.  Students progressing rapidly can build a second dovetailed wood hinge box.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eThursday\u003c\/strong\u003e:\u003c\/span\u003e Building a jewelry-type wood hinge box Rob will cover all the finer details of building a wood-hinge box (approximate size of 12 inches x 7 inches, 3\/8 inch wood hinge, dovetail joints).  Advanced skills taught are: veneering a box lid, making interior trays, leather bottom, making and installing lid stays, and creating finger recess for the lid. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #ff0000; text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eFriday\u003c\/strong\u003e:\u003c\/span\u003e Jewelry-type box build continues. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eWood\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eStudents must bring their own wood to the workshop, milled to the below stated dimensions.  We will clean up the mill marks and cut the wood to exact sizes in the class.  \u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eChoosing the correct species of wood for a wood-hinge box is critical.  The most important consideration is the dowel,  For the dowel you need a dense, hard wood that glues well.  Experience has taught me that Popular, Maple, Cherry, and Walnut are the best woods for dowels, with maple being my first choice.  If you want the hinge to be hidden, then your chosen dowel wood dictates the wood for the long sides and the lid of the box. \u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eI think a contrasting wood species for the box ends looks good.  I like to make the long sides, the hinge, and the lid all from the same, light species, of wood and use a contrasting, darker species of wood for the short sides.  Using dark wood for the short sides shows off the joints and frames the lid nicely.\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eGood wood choices for the box bottom are Pine and Cedar because they add a nice smell when opening the box.  You can also apply leather to the bottom for a nice touch.  If you do add leather then 1\/8 inch Baltic birch plywood is a good choice for the bottom.Below is the wood you need to bring to the workshop.  I have chosen the best woods for learning how to build wood-hinge boxes. \u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\n\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eWood for Basic Box Building\u003c\/strong\u003e (This is enough wood to make 8 - 12 basic boxes)\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e:\u003c\/strong\u003e\n\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\n\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003eLong side stock:\u003c\/span\u003e 4 pieces of 24 inches x 3 inches x 1\/4 inch thick Maple, Cherry, or Popular.\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\n\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003eLid stock:\u003c\/span\u003e 2 pieces of 24 inches x 3-1\/2 inches x 1\/4 inches thick.  Same species as for the long side stock.  \u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\n\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003eShort side stock:\u003c\/span\u003e 2 pieces of 24 inches x 3 inches x 7\/16 inches thick Walnut or dark wood of your choice.\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\n\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003eBottom stock:\u003c\/span\u003e 2 piece of 24 inches x 3-1\/2 inches x 1\/4 inch thick pine or cedar.  If you want to try a leather bottom bring enough thin leather to cover approximately 6-1\/2 inches by 3-1\/2 inches (per box lined).   We will supply the 1\/8 inch Baltic Birch Plywood.\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003ch3 id=\"yui_3_16_0_1_1526565083373_52484\"\u003e\n\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eWood for One Jewelry-Type Box \u003c\/strong\u003e(This is enough wood to make 2 jewelry boxes)\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003e:\u003c\/span\u003e \u003c\/strong\u003e\n\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"yui_3_16_0_1_1526565083373_52574\"\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\n\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003eLong side stock:\u003c\/span\u003e 2 pieces of 24 inches x 4 inches x 3\/8 inches thick, Walnut, Maple, or Cherry.\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\n\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003eShort side stock:\u003c\/span\u003e 1 Piece of 24 inches x 4 inches x 5\/8 inches thick, of the same species you choose for the long stock.\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\n\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003eLid stock\u003c\/span\u003e:  2 pieces of 12 inches x 6 inches x 3\/8 inches thick of the same species  you choose for the long side stock (preferably quarter sawn for stability) \u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\n\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003eBottom stock:\u003c\/span\u003e 2 pieces of  12 inches x 6 inches x 5\/16 inches thick cedar or pine.\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eNotes:  Finish will be supplied for your use at the workshop.  If you need to reduce the length of the wood stock for your luggage, you can cut the Basic Box wood into any multiples of 6 inch lengths.  You can cut the Jewelry Box wood into any multiples of 12 inch lengths.\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eTools\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #ff0000; text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003eThis workshop is basically a hand tool class and students are responsible for bring their own tools to the workshop.  If you need any tools you can purchase them from RobCosman.com for delivery at the workshop. We will use power routers for routing the hinge groove but those will be provided.  Here is the required list of tools:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eRob Cosman's Wood Hinge Drill Kit.\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eDovtail saw (Rob Cosman's Saw Recommended)\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eCross cut Saw (Rob Cosman's Joinery Crosscut Recommended)\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eDovetail Marker (Rob Cosman's Dovetail Marker  Recommended)\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e2 x Marking Gauges (Rob Cosman's or Cosmanized Recommended)\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eDividers (at least two).\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eDovetail Marking Knife.  (Rob Cosman's Recommended)\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eFret Saw and spare blades.\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eRob Cosman's Kerf X-10 (If you want to make a box with half-blind dovetails).\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eSkew Chisel (If you want to make a box with half-blind blind dovetails).  (Rob Cosman's Half-Blind Chisel Recommended) \u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eAll sharpening gear (Trend 300\/100 diamond stone, 16,000 Shapton Ceramic Stone, Shapton Heavy Stone Holder, Honerite, squirt bottle, sharpening ruler). \u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eBench Chisels:\u003c\/strong\u003e 1\/8 inch, 3\/16 inch, and 1\/4 inch\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eBench Planes:\u003c\/strong\u003e Low angle block plane (WoodRiver low angle recommended), Jack (WoodRiver #5 or #5-1\/2 recommended), small router plane (Lie Nielsen recommended)\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eMeasuring tools:\u003c\/strong\u003e Small tape measure, 6-inch square, 2-inch solid square. \u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e4 x \"F-style\" clamps (8\" capacity)  (Bessey \u003ca class=\"itemlink\"\u003eTG4.008 clamps recommended)\u003c\/a\u003e\n\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eWriting instruments:\u003c\/strong\u003e Pencils with sharpener and ink pens\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eCyanoacrylate (CA) glue - Thin viscosity (small bottle)\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eCyanoacrylate accelerator\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003e \u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #ff0000; text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003eLogistics\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\n\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #ff0000; text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e1) Nearby Airports:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #ff0000; text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003eSaint John Airport (YSJ), Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada; 45 minutes from the workshop site.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eFredericton\u003cspan style=\"color: #ff0000; text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e International Airport (YFJ), Lincoln, New Brunswick, Canada; 60 minutes from the workshop.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #ff0000; text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003eBangor International Airport (BGR), Bangor, Maine, USA; 3 hours from the workshop site.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #ff0000; text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003ePortland International Airport (PTL) Portland, Maine, USA; 5 hours from the workshop site.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003e 2) Lodging.\u003c\/strong\u003e  There are several hotels, about 10 miles from the workshop site, located on the west side of the city of Saint John to choose from.  Just search Hotels.com for hotels in Grand Bay - Westfield, Canada and these will come. \u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eOur recommended hotel is the Travelodge Suites by Wyndham (2.5 stars), located at 1011 Fairville Blvd, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada.  The Travelodge, is about 15 minutes from the workshop location.  For our students they have a special price of $92 (CDN) (plus tax).  This price  includes breakfast.  To make reservations call (506) 635-0400 and ask for the \"Rob Cosman Special\"\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003e3) Transportation. \u003c\/strong\u003e Students are responsible for transportation to and from the training site.  \u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e \u003cstrong\u003e4) Food.  \u003c\/strong\u003e Lunch and Supper will be at the Brundage River Center.  Students can bring their own food or pre-pay for catered meals.    \u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eExample Supper meals: Turkey dinner, BBQ chicken dinner, Lasagna dinner.\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eExample Lunch meals:  Shepard's pie, Stew, Turkey soup.  \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eMeal plans must be pre-purchased.  Meal plans available are:  a\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cstrong\u003ell lunches: $50; a\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cstrong\u003ell suppers: $100; a\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cstrong\u003ell meals (lunches \u0026amp; suppers): $150.\u003c\/strong\u003e\n\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003e\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e"}

Workshop: Wood Hinge Box

Product Description

Rob's Wood Hinge Workshop is one of our special workshops that we hold every few years, depending on demand. 

In this workshop Rob teaches you how to build his famous wood hinge box (See "Schedule" tab for details). 

The workshop is built upon Rob's wood hinge box DVD, but instead of a one hour DVD you get 5 days of focused instruction and box-making practice.  Rob personally breaks down every step of the box making in detail and helps you master it, providing the feedback you cannot replicate on a DVD.

The workshop is 5 days long and is held in Grand Bay New Brunswick, Canada.  This year there are 12 slots available.  A prerequisite for this workshop is you must have attended one of Rob's Training the Hand Workshops.

Students bring their own hand tools (or can purchase them at the workshop) and wood for the workshop (See "Wood" and "Tools" tabs for details).  Each student is assigned an individual workbench for their use during the week. 

  • Tuition is $1500.

  • Material Charge: $25.   Material charge covers 1/8 inch Baltic Birch plywood for box bottoms, glue, oil, rubber gloves, rags, paper towels, sand paper, router bits that will be consumed making the box joints, dowel making jigs, pin stock, dovetail practice wood for Monday morning.

  • See "Logistics" tab for available meal prices.

  • Reserve your seat with a $750 deposit.

  • Next Workshop dates are: 10-14 September 2018

  • If you are interested in attending this wood hinge box workshop please call Rob at (877) 967-5966

  • Once Rob approves you for the workshop we will send you an invoice for electronic payment.

The Workshop is held at the Brundage Point River Center, situated on a small point of land jutting out into the Saint John River in Grand Bay, New Brunswick Canada.  The address is: 4 Ferry Rd, Grand Bay-Westfield, NB E5K 0A8, Canada

The River Center offers fantastic views; an elegant space available for the workshop, pristine washrooms; a visitor information center; and beautiful grounds next to the Westfield ferry.  You can see the picture of the River Center on this product page.  Each student will have their own Rob Cosman designed and built workbench inside the River Center.  

Features include:

  • Free high speed wireless Internet access

  • Free on-site parking

  • Wheelchair accessible parking, washrooms and pathways

  • Air-conditioned facility

  • Hardwood floors and a cathedral ceiling

  • Beautiful views of the St. John River

  • Picnic tables & park benches

  • Access to walking trails

General: The Workshop is held on Monday - Friday, 10-14 September.  The workshop begins daily at 08:00 and ends at 20:00, when the River Center closes.  To maximize workshop time, lunch and supper is on site.  You can bring your own food or for an additional fee, purchase catered meals (see the logistics tab for more details).

Daily Schedule: 08:00-12:00 shop time, 12:00-13:00 onsite lunch, 13:00-17:30 shop time, 17:30-18:30 onsite supper, 18:30 - 20:00 shop time.  

Monday: Monday morning is dovetail refresher practice with a focus on cutting very small dovetails (the most difficult dovetails).  After lunch Rob will lead the class, step-by-step, through the process of crafting a basic wood hinge box (approximate size of 4 inches wide x 6 inches long x 2 inches high with a 1/4 inch wooden hinge, and box joints).  Rob will show two methods of making the dowels for the hinge - and dowel making Jig and using the Lie Nielsen dowel plate.  

Tuesday: The basic box build continues through lunch.  Students who are progressing rapidly can build a second box.  After lunch Rob will demonstrate and students will build a dovetailed wood hinge box (approximate size of 4 inches wide x 6 inches long x 2 inches tall, 1/4 inch wood hinge, with dovetail joints). 

Wednesday: Dovetail box build continues.  Students progressing rapidly can build a second dovetailed wood hinge box.

Thursday: Building a jewelry-type wood hinge box Rob will cover all the finer details of building a wood-hinge box (approximate size of 12 inches x 7 inches, 3/8 inch wood hinge, dovetail joints).  Advanced skills taught are: veneering a box lid, making interior trays, leather bottom, making and installing lid stays, and creating finger recess for the lid. 

Friday: Jewelry-type box build continues. 

Students must bring their own wood to the workshop, milled to the below stated dimensions.  We will clean up the mill marks and cut the wood to exact sizes in the class.  

Choosing the correct species of wood for a wood-hinge box is critical.  The most important consideration is the dowel,  For the dowel you need a dense, hard wood that glues well.  Experience has taught me that Popular, Maple, Cherry, and Walnut are the best woods for dowels, with maple being my first choice.  If you want the hinge to be hidden, then your chosen dowel wood dictates the wood for the long sides and the lid of the box. 

I think a contrasting wood species for the box ends looks good.  I like to make the long sides, the hinge, and the lid all from the same, light species, of wood and use a contrasting, darker species of wood for the short sides.  Using dark wood for the short sides shows off the joints and frames the lid nicely.

Good wood choices for the box bottom are Pine and Cedar because they add a nice smell when opening the box.  You can also apply leather to the bottom for a nice touch.  If you do add leather then 1/8 inch Baltic birch plywood is a good choice for the bottom.Below is the wood you need to bring to the workshop.  I have chosen the best woods for learning how to build wood-hinge boxes. 

Wood for Basic Box Building (This is enough wood to make 8 - 12 basic boxes):

  • Long side stock: 4 pieces of 24 inches x 3 inches x 1/4 inch thick Maple, Cherry, or Popular.

  • Lid stock: 2 pieces of 24 inches x 3-1/2 inches x 1/4 inches thick.  Same species as for the long side stock.  

  • Short side stock: 2 pieces of 24 inches x 3 inches x 7/16 inches thick Walnut or dark wood of your choice.

  • Bottom stock: 2 piece of 24 inches x 3-1/2 inches x 1/4 inch thick pine or cedar.  If you want to try a leather bottom bring enough thin leather to cover approximately 6-1/2 inches by 3-1/2 inches (per box lined).   We will supply the 1/8 inch Baltic Birch Plywood.

Wood for One Jewelry-Type Box (This is enough wood to make 2 jewelry boxes): 

  • Long side stock: 2 pieces of 24 inches x 4 inches x 3/8 inches thick, Walnut, Maple, or Cherry.

  • Short side stock: 1 Piece of 24 inches x 4 inches x 5/8 inches thick, of the same species you choose for the long stock.

  • Lid stock:  2 pieces of 12 inches x 6 inches x 3/8 inches thick of the same species  you choose for the long side stock (preferably quarter sawn for stability) 

  • Bottom stock: 2 pieces of  12 inches x 6 inches x 5/16 inches thick cedar or pine.

Notes:  Finish will be supplied for your use at the workshop.  If you need to reduce the length of the wood stock for your luggage, you can cut the Basic Box wood into any multiples of 6 inch lengths.  You can cut the Jewelry Box wood into any multiples of 12 inch lengths.

This workshop is basically a hand tool class and students are responsible for bring their own tools to the workshop.  If you need any tools you can purchase them from RobCosman.com for delivery at the workshop. We will use power routers for routing the hinge groove but those will be provided.  Here is the required list of tools:

  • Rob Cosman's Wood Hinge Drill Kit.

  • Dovtail saw (Rob Cosman's Saw Recommended)

  • Cross cut Saw (Rob Cosman's Joinery Crosscut Recommended)

  • Dovetail Marker (Rob Cosman's Dovetail Marker  Recommended)

  • 2 x Marking Gauges (Rob Cosman's or Cosmanized Recommended)

  • Dividers (at least two).

  • Dovetail Marking Knife.  (Rob Cosman's Recommended)

  • Fret Saw and spare blades.

  • Rob Cosman's Kerf X-10 (If you want to make a box with half-blind dovetails).

  • Skew Chisel (If you want to make a box with half-blind blind dovetails).  (Rob Cosman's Half-Blind Chisel Recommended) 

  • All sharpening gear (Trend 300/100 diamond stone, 16,000 Shapton Ceramic Stone, Shapton Heavy Stone Holder, Honerite, squirt bottle, sharpening ruler). 

  • Bench Chisels: 1/8 inch, 3/16 inch, and 1/4 inch

  • Bench Planes: Low angle block plane (WoodRiver low angle recommended), Jack (WoodRiver #5 or #5-1/2 recommended), small router plane (Lie Nielsen recommended)

  • Measuring tools: Small tape measure, 6-inch square, 2-inch solid square. 

  • 4 x "F-style" clamps (8" capacity)  (Bessey TG4.008 clamps recommended)

  • Writing instruments: Pencils with sharpener and ink pens

  • Cyanoacrylate (CA) glue - Thin viscosity (small bottle)

  • Cyanoacrylate accelerator

1) Nearby Airports:

  • Saint John Airport (YSJ), Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada; 45 minutes from the workshop site.

  • Fredericton International Airport (YFJ), Lincoln, New Brunswick, Canada; 60 minutes from the workshop.

  • Bangor International Airport (BGR), Bangor, Maine, USA; 3 hours from the workshop site.

  • Portland International Airport (PTL) Portland, Maine, USA; 5 hours from the workshop site.

 2) Lodging.  There are several hotels, about 10 miles from the workshop site, located on the west side of the city of Saint John to choose from.  Just search Hotels.com for hotels in Grand Bay - Westfield, Canada and these will come. 

Our recommended hotel is the Travelodge Suites by Wyndham (2.5 stars), located at 1011 Fairville Blvd, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada.  The Travelodge, is about 15 minutes from the workshop location.  For our students they have a special price of $92 (CDN) (plus tax).  This price  includes breakfast.  To make reservations call (506) 635-0400 and ask for the "Rob Cosman Special"

3) Transportation.  Students are responsible for transportation to and from the training site.  

 4) Food.   Lunch and Supper will be at the Brundage River Center.  Students can bring their own food or pre-pay for catered meals.    

  • Example Supper meals: Turkey dinner, BBQ chicken dinner, Lasagna dinner.

  • Example Lunch meals:  Shepard's pie, Stew, Turkey soup.  

Meal plans must be pre-purchased.  Meal plans available are:  all lunches: $50; all suppers: $100; all meals (lunches & suppers): $150.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Your satisfaction is important to us - we guarantee it.  Our mission is to share the joy and peace found through the craftsmanship of woodworking with the world.  We do this by designing and making fine hand tools, delivering quality instructions, and encouraging excellence.  Your satisfaction is critical to achieving this mission. We expect you to be completely happy with anything you purchase from us and to have a great experience on our website.

If you have questions or problems with your order or purchase then Jake or I are here to help. Call us. Email us. Text us.  We will solve any problems you have.  We guarantee it.

               -   Rob Cosman

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Need an answer to your question? It’s probably covered here. If not email us at Support@Robcosman.com or call us at (877) 967-5966.

1. Do you ship outside of Canada?  Yes.  We ship worldwide.

 

2. What are my shipping Options? We use and recommend Canada Post as our primary shipping service, however; if you would prefer a different shipper, contact us at (877) 967-5966, or by email Rob@Robcosman.comEssentially Canada Post offers three shipping options: Canadian Domestic shipping, United States International shipping, and Worldwide international shipping.  The options and rates available for your shipping address are automatically displayed for you to choose from at check out.

 

     Canada Domestic Shipping Options:     

          Priority: Next day     

          XpressPost: Up to 2 days     

          Expedited Parcel: Up to 7 days     

          Regular Parcel: Up to 9 days

     United States International Shipping Options:

          XpressPost USA:  2-3 days     

          Expedited Parcel USA: 4-7 days     

          Tracked Packet USA: 4-7 days     

          Small Packet USA: 5-8 days

     Worldwide (Other than US) Shipping Options:

          Priority Worldwide:  2-3 days

          XpressPost International: 4-7 days

          Tracked Packet International: 6-10 days

           Small Packet International: 6-10 days   

 

3. How much is shipping?  All shipping charges are calculated at check-out. These charges are calculated by Canada Post's system, so you're paying what we pay (We do not add any up-charges). 

 

4. How do I track my order?  When your order ships, you will receive a tracking code at the email address you provided. If you don’t see it, check your junk mail folder as it often gets routed there. Or, if you created an account with us, you can log in to check the status of your order and track it's progress.

 

5. When will I receive my package?   We are lightening fast when it comes to shipping! (Yes, we wear super hero shipping capes). Typically we'll have your order on the truck within 24 hours after purchasing. We are located in New Brunswick, Canada, so how long it takes to actually reach you will depend upon where you are in the world. Allow 2-5 business days in Canada, 4-7 business days in the US, 10-20 business days for most other countries (expedited shipping options are available). 

 

6. Attention International Customers: Your order may be subject to import duties, custom tariffs or VAT charges. These vary from country to country. Please check your country's customs policy prior to placing your order with us. You are responsible for these charges if assessed by your country. If your package is refused or undeliverable, the original shipping cost is non-refundable. A phone number is required for all orders.

 

7. How do I change or cancel my order?  If you wish to change or cancel your order please call us at (877) 967-5966 or email us at Support@Robcosman.com.  Please provide us your order number and the date of purchase. If your order has not been shipped, we’ll gladly give you a refund. If your order has already been shipped, you will need to return it to us for a refund or exchange.

 

8. What is your return policy?  We stand behind each and every one of our products, and therefore guarantee satisfaction.  If there is a defect in one of the products you received, just contact us to explain the problem, we will then pay for the return shipping and ship you out a replacement immediately. 

This is our owner and founder - Rob.  He is the shop master, our woodworking guru, the source of all woodworking knowledge, without him we are nothing! (He also signs our paychecks so we have to say that!).

 

This is Jake, son of Rob.  He is the CEO of the Rob Cosman Global Logistics Center and he also shoots all the videos. If your package did not arrive on time its Jake's fault, not ours!  If the Rob Cosman video you are watching shakes too much its Jake's fault, not ours!  Basically if its bad its Jake's fault, not ours!

 

This is Dave, friend of Rob.  Dave is head of shop production, the shop DJ, and the shop's union steward. He keeps production on union schedule, maintains the shop equipment, and always has tunes on his phone.  Just don't park your car behind his truck!

   

This is Frick, son-in-law of Rob. He is our techie.  He edits all the videos and pictures and is the administrator of the online workshop website.  We have to tolerate him because he makes the grandkids.

  

This is COL Luther - affectionately know as Luthie, friend of Rob.  He helps run Rob's Purple Heart Project and helps with the website.  He will do just about anything we ask as long as we feed him boiled peanuts and grits.