Box making is perfect for beginning woodworkers interested in gaining skills, experimenting with design, and feeling satisfaction at a project that can be completed without the... Read more
Box making is perfect for beginning woodworkers interested in gaining skills, experimenting with design, and feeling satisfaction at a project that can be completed without the time and expense commitment of a bigger project. This DVD will offer basic designs, as well as many variations to teach different woodworking techniques while the audience learns to create a practical item or a gift that will become an heirloom. While this DVD will be enjoyed by beginners, it will also be great for any woodworker interested in small projects that can be done in a weekend with wood leftover from another project.
Doug Stowe is a professional furniture designer and box maker. He is the author of 5 books including Taunton's Complete Illustrated Guide to Box Making, Creating Beautiful Boxes with Inlay Techniques, Simply Beautiful Boxes, and Making Elegant Custom Tables. He also writes for Fine Woodworking and Woodwork magazines. In 2001 he started a pre-K through 12th grade woodworking program called "Wisdom of the Hands", recognizing the importance of hands-on learning for all children.
Teaches the basic techniques to get started, as well as more advanced ways to approach and create finely crafted boxes. This book offers this advice: Repeat yourself. Repetition leads to refinement and refinement leads to success. It arranges the projects by the level of difficulty, instructing you to use your imagination and ask a few questions.
Rustic woodworking is the 'green' way to make furniture and is very popular. Visual demonstrations make it easy to learn the valuable techniques. Most projects only require simple tools. This project book and companion DVD, shows how to use materials collected from the outdoors or recycled from old buildings to make pieces of furniture.
The Froebel Gifts are perhaps the world's first educational toys. Developed in the early 1800's by Friedrich Froebel, inventor of Kindergarten, the Gifts appear deceptively simple but represent a sophisticated approach to child development. Over the last 180 years these intricately conceived playthings have had a widespread impact, becoming interwoven with the history of art/design, popular...
Offers a collection of eight wooden box projects from one of America's premier box makers. This book shows how to design and build eight distinctive boxes, ranging from a Greene & Greene-style jewellery box to a "letter box" with a sloping lid.
Making wooden boxes is one of the best ways to develop overall proficiency in woodworking. In this all-new collection, discover how to design and build ten tiny boxes, including an inlaid sawn box, a box made with hand tools and a finger jointed box with dovetails.
Offers 8 small cabinet projects that provide step-by-step instruction and skill-building opportunities for novice to intermediate woodworkers. This book presents the cabinets that can be built for a specific purpose (such as storing jewellery, china, and wine) or for more general uses.
If you've ever wanted to make a guitar, you probably got overwhelmed quickly. The Boxmaker's Guitar Book takes you back to basics with the simple reminder that all woodworkers and maker's know how to make boxes. From that building block, you can create a beautiful guitar that sounds good, too. With simple construction techniques, author Doug Stowe breaks down the guitar into its component parts so...
A thoughtfully designed cabinet, built of carefully selected materials, transcends its utilitarian storage role into functional art. The eight wonderful small cabinets in this book will inspire novice and intermediate woodworkers to create a project that showcases not only their treasures, but also their talent.
Rustic furniture has an earthy charm that evokes cabins in the woods and country hideaways. Easy to make, rustic furniture is also green through incorporating reclaimed and found materials. In this step-by-step DVD, an award-winning woodworker and teacher shows how to use materials collected from the outdoors or recycled from old buildings to make one-of-a-kind pieces of furniture. Every technique is detailed, from cutting round mortises and tenons to making a webbed seat, weaving twigs, traditional joinery, and more. Heirloom-quality projects include a storage chest, chairs, tables, and other attractive and useful pieces. Design alternatives show how to apply the basic techniques to other projects.
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