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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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Knife Box - Williamsburg, Part 5

Knife Box - Williamsburg, Part 5

In the last blog post (Part 4), I showed making the dovetail pins in the Side component. In this video, I show how to use these already-made pins to create the matching tails in the End...

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Knife Box - Williamsburg, Part 4

Knife Box - Williamsburg, Part 4

In the last Part 3 of this series, I showed making the full-length Side and End components for the Williamsburg Knife Box. I also copied and flipped these components and placed on a full width box...

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Knife Box - Williamsburg, Part 3

Knife Box - Williamsburg, Part 3

This is Part 3 of a series of videos on building the Williamsburg Knife Box. In the previous blog entry, I showed the making of the half length symmetrical End and Side components, and ensuring that...

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Knife Box - Williamsburg, Part 2

Knife Box - Williamsburg, Part 2

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My last blog entry set the stage for building this Knife Box, one that was presented at the January Williamsburg conference "Working Wood in the 18th Century". This video is second in the series...

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Easy handles for a sliding doors

Easy handles for a sliding doors

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I like sliding doors and lids, partly because I get to make this nice handle in one simple step on the tablesaw.

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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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Making a Crematory Urn Box, Part 2

Making a Crematory Urn Box, Part 2

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Use a story stick to design miter key placement, cut the lid from the base and finish the crematory urn box.

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Designing for Young Woodworkers

Designing for Young Woodworkers

Our woodworking group will have a special challenge this summer - working a wood project with a group of 7-10 year olds. We will not have much time, less than one hour. What can you teach and build...

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