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Jyubako - Stacking box making - KOITOYA Woodworking Class 2024

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Jyubako  - Woodwork for Fun

Stacking Box Making with Mitered Joinery 

This is a 1-day course


3 February, Sat, 2024

Tutor : Clare Solomon


      Making KOITOYA original design, Jyubako, stacking boxes.

      This program includes Japanese hand plane experience.

      This program requires a bit of physicality for plane work.

      Well suited for beginners.

      Well suited for intermediate level to experience Japanese plane.

        Jyubako = Stacking box

        Jyubako means stacking boxes in Japanese which are especially designed to use as lunch boxes to display the contents beautifully.

        We are making Jyubako inspired boxes to have fun using a Japanese plane. You cut your materials to make boxes into your desired size (A4 size or under). You can use the box for any purpose. You can use my planes which are already well sharpened. You will use jigs to cut accurate mitred joint. This class is not for technical development but more for fun.

        Come and have fun making long shavings with Japanese plane!

        You will gain the following from signing up

        1. Small to middle size boxes, 2 boxes, all made yourself by hand.
        2. Hands-on experience of using Japanese plane.


        3 February, Saturday, 2024


        1 day, 7 hours in total

        9:00-12:00 | 13:00-17:00

        * Please be flexible for your schedule after the class. Sometimes your project requires extra time to finish


        AM: Cut with Japanese saw. Plane mitre joint and mitred sides

        PM: Glue up. Fit spline, finish, and apply oil finish.


        Clare Solomon (KOITOYA Design/Make/Teach)
        Koitoya full time furniture maker. Graduated from ANU School of Art, Furniture

        Clare has been active artist exhibiting their own work occasionally.

        Clare has been working fulltime with Hiroshi since 2016.

        Clare did a 6-month long residency with Shinrin-Takumi-Jyuku, school for commercial woodworking, and with Tak Yoshino at Mt. Fuji School of Fine Wood Working in 2023.



        Class size

        Maximum 8


        Koitoya Design/Make/Teach (Fyshwick, ACT)


        4/18 Maryborough Street, Fyshwick ACT 2609


        Please park your car in the public parking area along Maryborough Street (Free), opposite from Burning Log.

        We have two parking spots officially. Please contact me for the spot if you need to walk less for your health condition.

        Way to the workshop

        18 Maryborough Street is a battle axe block, located inside of the block, so you will be walking through the driveway that leads to the block from Maryborough Street.

        The driveway has 2 accesses, one next to Burning Log, and one next to Sunrise Church.

        Unit 4 is a blue painted building on the right-hand side of the block.

        Album from past workshop

        Past Jyubako Workshop Album

        Things to bring

        Please wear working shoes.

        Bring your own water bottle and lunch.

        Things to be supplied

        Tea and coffee, snacks, filtered water

        Refund Policy

        Personal cancelation

        Refunds up to 14 days before event

        Humanitix fee is nonrefundable.

        for more information, please contact Hiroshi

        koitoya@gmail.com / 0412340619

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