InstructorChris Bush
TypeOnsite Course
DateMay 2, 2022 - May 6, 2022
Time9.30 - 3.30
PlaceTynwald Hop Kiln
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Classic Huon pine drawer inside Tea tree dovetailed box

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Learn time honoured techniques of classic box making.


Beautiful joinery

Box making classes

Our classes boast:

Outstanding physical workshop space:

  1. Unique workshop space situated in 19th century hop kiln
  2. New benches and hand tools
  3. The latest woodworking power tools and machinery
  4. Well stocked pantry of timbers and consumables
  5. Superb clamping systems and finishing techniques

Exquisite document boxes featuring:

  1. Stunning Tasmanian timbers and veneers
  2. Huon pine, Sassafras, Blackwood, Myrtle
  3. Traditional, contemporary and modern styles
  4. Classic joints, dovetail, mitre, bridle, mortise and tenon
  5. Elegant brass hardware
  6. Marquetry and veneering
  7. Lacquers, oils, waxes and polyurethane finishes

Excellent teaching practice:

  1. Excellent tuition
  2. Transporting workshop experience in a 19th century hop kiln
  3. Personalised tuition
  4. Reassure clients proven techniques
  5. Remove boring tedious processes
  6. Successful, motivational, speedy project progress

Structured class itinerary

  1. Workshop studio and coffee / tea room opens at 9.30am
  2. Classes commence at 10.00 am
  3. Each participant has their own bench space
  4. Hot and cold drinks are available on request
  5. Light lunch from 1.00 am -1.30 pm
  6. Classes finish at 4.00pm daily

Unique period accommodation


  1. Unique spacious 19th century accommodation in hop kiln
  2. Situated in Tynwald Park in spectacular scenic parklands
  3. Private rooms with shared kitchen, living room and bathroom
  4. WiFI, Smart TV, Blue tooth speaker, BBQ,
  5. Books and magazines.
  6. $500 inclusive of Monday- Friday (lunch included)

Special offer includes:

  1. 5 day Box making class
  2. Tuition, materials, consumables
  3. Personal bench space
  4. Hot and cold drinks on request
  5. Video capture of your experience

A bonafide guarantee!

A guarantee that all participants leave with a beautifully executed document box that is worthy of being passed down to future generations

Terms and conditions apply:

  1. Box making classes occur on the first weekend of each month
  2. Class dates can be viewed on website at
  3. Payment and confirmation must be 7 days prior to class commencing
  4. Payment will not be refunded but every effort will be made re-enrol
  5. BSB and account details will be sent to successful candidate

Contact Details:

Chris Bush

The Derwent Valley School of Creative Woodwork



Mobile: 0459548263

International 61 459548263