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Hybrid Tool Chest, Part III

Hybrid Tool Chest, Part III

Correcting some issues and adding an interior to this East-meets-West tool box.

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Not all miters need reinforcement

Not all miters need reinforcement

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Learn why the miter joints on small boxes don't need to be reinforced. If you make and glue them together properly, they're plenty strong on their own.

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Hybrid Tool Chest, Part II

Hybrid Tool Chest, Part II

A wedge-driven lid finishes off the exterior of my beginner's toolbox

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Mind bending grain wrap for your next box

Mind bending grain wrap for your next box

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It's not unusual to use a four corner grain match when making a box. Check out how I created a 12 corner grain match when I made a pair of boxes that sit together on a small tray.

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Hybrid Tool Chest, Part I

Hybrid Tool Chest, Part I

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Managing my way through a beginner's toolbox project.

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UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Beautiful Boxes: Design and Technique by Doug Stowe

UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Beautiful Boxes: Design and Technique by Doug Stowe

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See who won copies of Beautiful Boxes

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Watch a short film about box maker Doug Stowe

Watch a short film about box maker Doug Stowe

Doug Stowe is an Arkansas Living Treasure, and the foundation that awards that distinction recently produced a short film about him. Watch it. It's good.

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Top Tips for a Wet Box

Top Tips for a Wet Box

Box building tips for a soggy environment

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How to Mount Side Rail Hinges

How to Mount Side Rail Hinges

Side rail hinges are a great choice for fine boxes

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UPDATE: Wooden Boxes, by Doug Stowe and Strother Purdy

UPDATE: Wooden Boxes, by Doug Stowe and Strother Purdy

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See who won a copy of Wooden Boxes

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Drawer pulls in tight spaces

Drawer pulls in tight spaces

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Recently I had to figure out a way to make low-clearance pulls for drawers installed behind a sliding door.

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Arched-Top Whiskey Cabinet

Arched-Top Whiskey Cabinet

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This beautiful cherry cabinet can "hold it's liquor" in Federal high-style

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UPDATE: Read a review of Wooden Boxes by the giveaway winner

UPDATE: Read a review of Wooden Boxes by the giveaway winner

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See Tool_box's recent review of the the book. His post is just below...

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A Beginners Mitered Box

A Beginner's Mitered Box

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A novice's attempt at design and execution.

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Amazing Bed in a Box

Amazing Bed in a Box

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Knockdown bed brings comfort to the campsite.

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What hand tools cant you live without?

What hand tools can't you live without?

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While building a travel tool chest I had to make a hard desicion about which hand tools would make the cut. I'll tell you what I settled on, but I want to know which tools would end up in your tool chest.

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Williamsburg 2013 focuses on small boxes

Williamsburg 2013 focuses on small boxes

At Colonial Williamsburg's annual conference, Working Wood in the 18th Century, this year's theme is "Small Things Considered." FWW is back again to lend support and bring you the highlights.

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Design journal: A tea box gets a face lift

Design journal: A tea box gets a face lift

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Revisiting an old design is a great opportunity to push the envelope, even if you were happy with the first try.

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Made a mistake? Celebrate it!

Made a mistake? Celebrate it!

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How a mistake changed a design for the better

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Twin jewelry boxes

Twin jewelry boxes

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A matched pair of boxes makes a late Mother's Day present

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