Monday, August 31, 2020


Our September workshop on Zoom will feature Edge Gerring teaching us how to make a basic hinged lid box. These basics will give you an understanding so you can move on to make any size box you want, or try different types of boxes. We will make the box shown below, which is 3" x 4" x 1 3/4" and was made to accommodate two decks of playing cards, stacked.

Once you RSVP for the class, instructions for preparing the box parts will be emailed to you, along with the Zoom link. In order for the box to be completed during the class, please have the cardboard and cover paper pieces cut and ready. We will glue the box together and apply the covering papers to the box during the class. A lift tab of some sort is optional. Edge used a paper bead rolled out of the covering paper on the box shown.


  • cutting knife with extra blades (sharp blades are essential)
  • metal ruler
  • pencil
  • bone folder
  • glue applicator (brush, foam brush or roller)
  • small, pointed scissors
  • damp rag (for cleaning fingers)

Optional Tools:

  • right angle (see through is best but not required)
  • sanding block with 100 grit sandpaper wrapped and glued to it
  • right angle with bumper guide to help with mitering corners of box
  • wax paper, or other no-stick paper or surface
  • jar of water (for cleaning brushes)


  • 7" x 8 1/2" piece of 1/16th thick mat board. Figure direction of grain and put pencil marks to indicate it on one side.
  • PVA (Tacky Glue is also okay for box assembly)
  • 2 pieces of 8 1/2" x 11" cover paper (the thicker the paper the harder to use on a small box)
  • rolled paper bead or other lid lift tab (optional)
Please feel free to call or email Edge for clarification on any of the tools or materials. Her contact information is in the newsletter.

September Box Making Meeting Details:

When:     Saturday, Sept. 12 at noon Pacific time
Where:    On your computer, tablet or smartphone via Zoom
RSVP:      To Dolores Guffey by September 7 to receive password
Contacts: To Bobbie Hayes regarding Zoom; Edge Gerring regarding the workshop. Contact information is in the newsletter.

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