Beautiful Boxes Design and Technique by Doug Stowe

By Doug Stowe

Construct your talents and information of woodworking. appealing packing containers: layout and approach is ideal for the newbie to intermediate woodworker. every one bankruptcy contains a new field layout – starting from basic to advanced as you're employed in the course of the publication, with each illustrating a key layout principle:
• Harmony
• Rhythm
• Texture
• Contrast
The great thing about wood containers. construction a wood field is likely one of the top how you can advance total woodworking skillability. packing containers are quickly to construct, require just a small volume of fabric (affordable!), and will be made within the smallest of woodshops. better of all, fascinating, hand crafted containers make the proper gift.
8 stunning field tasks. This all-new choice of beautiful bins deals step by step guide for construction 8 precise containers. additionally integrated are one or layout adaptations for displaying off your creativity and including your individual own touches. each one bankruptcy is superbly illustrated with three hundred colourful, instructive pictures and easy-to-follow illustrations.
• elevate Lid oblong Box
• Veneered Box
• Finger Jointed Chest
• Bracelet Box
• jewellery Box
• Sliding best jewellery Presentation Box
• Swivel Lid Box
• Magnetic Tower

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Photo C ) I use a stop block on the crosscut sled to control the length of the cut. I used a left-over miter key for this as it was already the right thickness to fit the groove. As an alternate approach, this cut can be made easily and accurately with a fine-toothed handsaw. 2. To shape the edges of the tab to fit the Making a tiny lift tab takes some rather close work. Cut the tab from an extra miter key. Set the stop block on the sled and use the eraser end of a pencil to hold it tight as you make the cut.

I have a knife at the ready to check my first cut. The knife should pass through the remaining stock with only a small amount of effort. (photo B ) After all the sides are cut on the tablesaw use the knife to finish the cut. C Use a sheet of sandpaper on top of the 3. After the lid is cut free of the sides, place it on a large sheet of sandpaper and smooth the cut. workbench to sand the edges of the lid and body of the box flush. (photo C ) Install the hinges A 1. Make a story stick of thin wood cut to the exact same length as the back edge of the box.

45° cut Screws from top 31⁄ 2 in. 31⁄ 2 in. Runner 24 in. Stop block Plywood base Runner Screws into runner from underneath A L i f t- L i d R e c t a n g u l a r B ox 25 B Hold the workpiece firmly against the stop block to cut the first mitered part. long spacer block that will be used for the alternating cuts. ously made on the sled shows exactly where the blade will cut the wood. (photo A on p. 24) I use a tape measure and pencil to mark the length of the first long part, align that mark with the cut in the sled, and clamp a stop block in place.

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