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Turning Filigree Boxes

Designing and arranging jar cut-outs Selecting suitable turning and sculpting tools Shaping...
In the Berchtesgaden region of southern Germany, filigree jars were traditionally used to hold lavender and other fragrances in bridal and linen cupboards. In the local museum there, this craft has its own dedicated department. The jars clearly show the blend of turning and wood craft and the technical skill of the filigree turner. Reinhart Beck, arguably one of Germany's last professional filigree turners, will introduce you to this old handicraft which has nearly died out.
  • Designing and arranging jar cut-outs
  • Selecting suitable turning and sculpting tools
  • Shaping the outside of jar and lid
  • Creating the cut-outs and ornamental relief
  • Turning a narrow-walled hollow object
  • Sharpening of turning and sculpting tools
  • You can also make a ball-shaped object with cut-outs
  • If you buy a woodworking lathe for more than €2000 from DICTUM, we will give you a voucher worth €150 for a wood turning course of your choice.
  • Each student will make two boxes with lids.
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Reinhart Beck

Qualified sculptor, turner and joiner, Reinhart Beck is a devotee of nature and the raw material wood. He is one of the last remaining craftsmen who still practises filigree turning professionally. A passionate mountain and ski guide, Reinharts work has been reported on in numerous magazines and TV shows. He specialises in artistic ball-in-ball woodturning.Reinhart Beck

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Workshop-centre Niederalteich

A haven for traditional crafts!

A mere 10 minutes drive from our company headquarters in Metten, it is situated idyllically between the river Danube and the Natural Reserve Bavarian Forest and offers ideal conditions for undisturbed creative work.

The former stable of the Monastery Niederaltaich is optimally equipped with

  • Bench room,
  • Turning workshop,
  • Sharpening room,
  • Machine room,
  • Kitchen and Sanitary rooms.


St. Ursulaweg 19
94557 Niederalteich

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Impressions of our course - Turning Filigree Boxes

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  • QualifikationAdvanced woodturning skills and knowledge
  • InfoMaterial included (€30)
  • Participants6
  • Language_LongGerman
  • InstructorReinhart Beck
  • Duration2 days
  • Appointment14.07 - 15.07.2016
  • Time09.00 - 18.00
Workshop no. KU1761601
Brand Sonstige
€310.00 pro Teilnehmer

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Course No. Date End Location Price  
Kursnnummer: KU1761701
Beginn: 3/6/17
Ende: 3/7/17
Ort: Niederalteich
Price: €310.00
Kursnnummer: KU1761601
Beginn: 7/14/16
Ende: 7/15/16
Ort: Niederalteich
Price: €310.00