InstructorChris Bush
TypeOnsite Course
Time9.30 - 4.00
PlaceTynwald Hop Kiln
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Classic Huon pine drawer inside Tea tree dovetailed box

Learn time honoured techniques of classic box making

Beautiful joinery

Box making classes

Saturday 3rd & 4th October Рavailability 

Saturday 7th & 8th November 1 spot available

Saturday 5th & 6th December 1 spot available

January 9th -10th Availability

January 16th – 17th Availability

January 23rd -24th Availability

January 30 – 31st Availability



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 9.30
  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 1.00-1.30
  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

Special offer includes:

  1. Two 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.  Accommodation is free
  4. Payment and confirmation must be 7 days prior to class commencing
  5. Payment will not be refunded but every effort will be made re-enrol
  6. 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