Woodturning 101 – Video 8 – Turning a Box

In this video, Master Woodturner Kirk DeHeer demonstrates the process of turning a traditional lidded box with a slip-fit lid.  

In this video, Kirk describes how to choose the right material for making wooden boxes and continues on to demonstrate the process step-by-step.   Throughout the video, emphasis is placed on how to make efficient cuts that produce great results. In addition, proper tool use, chucking the box while turning and recommended methods of sanding and finishing are thoroughly covered.  As always, proper sharpening techniques are covered as well as sharp, properly ground tools are one of the keys to success in all woodturning.

By learning the fundamentals of box turning, you too can create beautiful, functional boxes of all shapes and sizes that you can enjoy every day!  Like our Woodturning 101 students, we’re sure you’ll find this video to be enjoyable and informative.

3 thoughts on “Woodturning 101 – Video 8 – Turning a Box”

  1. Love the presentation. Very detailed and clear to understand. I have only one comment or suggestion, however. Please stop hitting your tool on the tool post to clear the dust or shavings. In most cases tool steel is harder than the tool post steel and, in most cases, it will leave dings in the tool post surface. New turners should understand this and not develop that habit.


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