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Basic Box Making Paperback – January 1, 2007
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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.
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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.