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Carpentry for Youth: Build a Box Drum (Cajon)

Open to youth ages 10-16 years old. Students must have a completed permission slip/waiver at the start of class: download youth waiver here.

This lightweight box-drum, originating in Peru, is easy to transport, and can be outfitted with accessories such as snares and bells. Make and take home a versatile drum, while gaining skills to use in future DIY projects.

(Cajons are also great as extra seating or sidetables when you’re not playing, unlike that dusty saxophone/didgeridoo/ukelele in the corner - talk about versatility!)

Skill level: This class is built for beginners.

Topics covered:
* measuring & marking accurately
* basic tablesaw, scrollsaw, and drillpress
* assembly: power drills & drivers
* finishing: sanding and rounding edges