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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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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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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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Rope handle spices up a tea box

Rope handle spices up a tea box

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Just a simple dovetailed box with a rope to keep it closed.

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This mitered box is perfect for...what?

This mitered box is perfect for...what?

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Seeking a second life for a shop practice piece

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FWW Holiday Tree

FWW Holiday Tree

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We had our company holiday party last week. It was nice. We closed the office at 2:00 and headed over to our old Distribution Center (nicely decorated for the holidays) for some cocktails...

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Another small box that was fun to make

Another small box that was fun to make

Check out this nice little box I recently made and discover what I learned about box making exclusively with power tools.

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Singa me a Songa

Singa me a Songa

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Charlestonian musician and drum maker Adam Crowell designs great-looking and great-sounding wooden tongue drums. Check out his videos here.

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Scraptacular Contest Winners Announced

Scraptacular Contest Winners Announced

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Playful, lyrical, and artful. View the winners of our Scraptacular gallery contest.

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Gifts from Woodworkers

Gifts from Woodworkers

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What gifts do woodworkers make?

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Make a Box from Reclaimed Lumber

Make a Box from Reclaimed Lumber

Shopmade presents are the ticket this season to save a dime and show that you do care. Associate editor Matt Kenney came up with the perfect present for his mom this year. It’s an elegant box all made from scraps.

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Working with reclaimed lumber, part 4

Working with reclaimed lumber, part 4

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The box I've been working on is finally done. Take a look at how it turned out.

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