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Textured Trinket Box
Online Woodturning Instruction

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A box that’s designed to be used!
It holds memories, jewelry, pocket change, or treasures.
Make this box from figured wood, burl, or straight grain.

This design, with the wood grain perpendicular to the turning axis and a flat top,
shows curly figured wood at its best.
It also works well with burl, or straight grain.

Penetrating dyes highlight the figure
for a 3-dimensional look.

I will show you how to use a spiraling and texturing tool to enhance the piece with different types of texture, giving dramatic effects.


Textured Trinket Box
Textured Trinket Box open Are you confused about grain direction in your turnings? Is it side grain, or face grain?
I call it perpendicular grain!
The wood grain is oriented across the lid of the box, perpendicular to the turning axis.

Learn how the grain direction in the wood
affects how the tools cut.

See my methods for getting a good lid fit.
And we'll make a jam chuck to do the top.

Make it your own!
Use a special piece of figured wood.
Add color, beads, or texture.
Or use simple lines to show off the wood grain




Download the Notes:

Trinket Box Plan - Textured Trinket Box Plan - Textured Trinket Box Steps and Tools -
Box Making Links - Spiraling and Texturing Links - Box Making Success 
Ash Trinket Box open Ash Trinket Box
Cindy Drozda
Live Woodturning Demonstrations

Only $20 US per person!

My Online Classes now offer you more value

Classes usually run at least 3 hours,

and I will stay with you until all of your questions are answered.

View a recording of the Demonstration for 6 months following.

You could win the piece that I make in the Demonstration!
I also raffle turning blanks and other prizes.

I have prepared notes and visuals for you to download
See an example of class notes here

Broadcast in High Definition for a clearer image,
even on a large screen.

Share your work and ask questions live
at my Zoom Sharing Q&A Sessions with Tod Raines.

Watch me LIVE as I teach you how to make a woodturning project, with in-depth explanations
and High Definition cameras.

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All you need is a screen, speaker, and internet connection.

If you have a camera and microphone, we can see and hear you.

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This is Live! You will see all of the steps to the project, and all of my mistakes and catches!


It's Interactive! You can ask questions during the demonstration, at the break, and afterwards.

Turners of every skill level will learn tips and get inspiration.


The Zoom session will start 1/2 hour before the Demonstration start time. That will give you time to connect, and enjoy socializing.

Our Moderator will be Tod Raines


Please be aware!
Stuff happens sometimes. If anything goes wrong, such as internet or power failure, or if you are unable to attend, I will save a seat for you at a future Demonstration or give you a refund.

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