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Basic Box Making Paperback – January 1, 2007
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About the Author
Doug Stowe, a professional woodworker for over three decades, is known for his decorative boxes, incorporating natural materials and North American hardwoods. He is the author of several books, including Beautiful Boxes, Taunton's Complete Illustrated Guide to Box Making, and Basic Box Making. He has also appeared in two feature-lengthd DVD videos. Stowe teaches woodworking in his hometown of Eureka Springs, Arkansas, as well as at the Marc Adams School of Woodworking. He is a several times winner of the Vaughn Golden Hammer Awards for excellence in home and workshop writing.
Top Customer Reviews
It is so full of "how to" and Jigs that make it easier to produce excellent small wooden boxes, and I re-run different chapters every night.
So far, I have made 4 of the jigs described by Doug, and my box making and general wood work is improving simply because of his easy to understand narrative and excellent camera work.
I also have the companion book, and combined they are the best instructional series I have ever purchased.
Update August 2009-I have now made a box using this book. I have to say, it went very well. The dimensions were spot on, the photos and how to's were excellent. I made a jewelery box for my niece, and it was received very warmly indeed.
A beautiful book of beautiful projects. But the word Basic is a bit misleading. The author seems to assume everybody has a shop full of professional equipment, access to all kinds of wood species and experience with stains and other techniques. If I had all of that I wouldn't look for a "basic" book.
That said, the projects spark the imagination and there are useful tips that will find their way into my work. But it may be a long time (if ever) before I can "do a project". Or come close. Granted, the picture on the cover should have been a givaway, but you expect the "best results" on the cover.
If your shop is "not" equipped with a table saw, band saw, router, joiner & planer this book is not for you.
The book is very well written, as is the presentation of the DVD, but not for the everyday DIY'er.
The title is very mis-leading!
If you have all of the equipment, then this is the book for you. If not - save your money.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is the book that got me started on the road to box making. I always wanted to make boxes and this gave me everything I needed to get started. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Lamaclown
this item is great if you have routers, table saws, and the myriad tools that are needed to follow any of the box-making instructions mentioned in this book. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Demonic Noodles
Good book from which I learned a great deal about box making shop techniques. However, be careful of many small typo and editing errors that I found in the instructions for the... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Chris Lienhard
It's alright . Only like 5 designs to choose from but the ones it has feature great detail. Overall good book.Published 8 months ago by Taylor carswell
Great book for the beginning box maker or carpenter. Excellent illustrations and great instructions. Found out the author lives down the road a few miles. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Steven Chain