Port Townsend School of Woodworking
Preserving the Tradition

Fun with Bandsaw Boxes


Fun with Bandsaw Boxes



Kevin Reiswig is a sculptor and furniture maker from the United States’ Midwest. His creations stem from his hearty fascination with plants, animals, and the land. A natural born forager, his work frequently incorporates scavenged materials from his environment. Kevin strives in his work for a viable practice of imagination, with an emphasis on quality, utility, and ethical responsibility. He now lives and works in Port Townsend, Washington.

Class Description

In this weekend course, students will learn how to safely create an infinite variety of artistic and functional objects using a single machine: the bandsaw.  This efficient process allows makers to transform wood scraps into expressive boxes with lids, doors, and drawers in only a matter of hours.  Students will be encouraged to explore their creativity, as the only limit with this process is the width of the blade and your imagination!  

On the first day, you'll design and make one bandsaw box out of a blank or solid piece of wood. Using scraps of wood, you'll laminate a second blank for another box. And time permitting, have the opportunity to design and rough-out the box on Sunday. 


  • Design/drawing

  • Design templates

  • Bandsaw safety

  • Cutting with the bandsaw

  • Planning and ordering cuts

  • Creating drawers, lids, and doors

  • Transferring and scribing lines

  • Gluing parts

  • Laminating

  • Sculpting with chisels and rasps

  • Sanding

  • Finishing


You are not required to bring any tools to this class. The necessary tools will be provided. 


No prerequisites are needed. 

Class Information and Registration

Class runs from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Saturday and Sunday.
This class takes place in Building #304 at Fort Worden on October 13-14, 2018. Map
Please read our What to Expect page for general information about the school.
Please also read our Registration Policy.

Class size: 8
Cost: $275
Materials Charge: $35
Register by: September 26, 2018

When you click on the Register link you will be able to register for the class or, if the class is full, sign up for the wait list.