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Turning Lidded Boxes with Texture and Surface Design

April 4 - 7, 2024

John Lucas

Workshop at a glance

Students will learn to turn lidded boxes with hollowing techniques and added texture.


  • Turn wood with clean cuts and minimal tearout
  • How to hollow boxes
  • Harvest wood for boxes
  • Learn about wood movement


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  • One to three lidded boxes, depending on skill level

Artist Bio

John Lucas retired as a photographer for Tennessee Tech University where he worked for 27 years, and was known for his skills in photographing artwork. He has been working in wood since 1972 and turning since 1982. Lucas has had pieces in the American Association of Woodturners annual exhibition four times, a piece in the Best of Tennessee show in 2021, and received best of show in the 2023 Tennessee Association of Woodturners annual symposium. Lucas has demonstrated turning around the country for various clubs and symposiums, has demonstrated for the AAW symposium four times, and has had many articles published in every woodturning magazine.

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Workshop Description

In this workshop, students will learn about wood selection and grain orientation. The instructor will discuss wood movement problems, will show various hollowing techniques and finishing techniques. Students will work on various box decoration techniques including texture and coloring, and discuss inlay techniques.


The health and safety of students, faculty, and staff is a priority at Arrowmont. To that end, a Personal Conduct & Social Distancing Policy has been adopted to foster a safe learning environment during the coronavirus pandemic. Click here for the detailed Policy.


In order to complete your registration, a $300 deposit is required.

Call 865-436-5860 with questions about registering for this workshop.

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