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UPDATE: Wooden Boxes, by Doug Stowe and Strother Purdy

comments (272) March 20th, 2014 in blogs

DougStowe Doug Stowe, Contributing author
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Wooden Boxes
Taunton Press, 2014.
$9.99; 124 pp.

We have chosen the 2 winners.

To celebrate the release of our new book-a-zine, Wooden Boxes, Strother Purdy and I have signed two copies that are ready to be shipped out to two lucky winners. Wooden Boxes includes step-by-step instructions for nine gorgeous boxes, as well as helpful tips and finishing techniques. To participate in this giveaway, please follow this simple rule:

Lucky wemek and jdavidA are the winners. Their comments were chosen at random. Congrats!

 


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Comments (272)

BIGBLUEFALCON BIGBLUEFALCON writes: THIS YEAR WITH A FRIEND I HAVE TAUGHT 8 CLASSES ON HOW TO MAKE BOXES. IT WAS AT TWO LEVELS AND WE TAUGHT OVER 40 PEOPLE. DOUG STOW'S BOOKS ARE GREAT AND ANYONE CAN LEARN TO MAKE BOXES IF THEY FOLLOW EACH BOOK FROM THE BEGINNING MAKING EACH BOX. THANK YOU DOUG STOWE.

KNOW THE CONTEST IS OVER BUT WANTED YOU TO KNOW ANYWAY
Posted: 12:12 pm on March 27th

DougStowe DougStowe writes: Congratulations to the winners, Wemek from Colorado and JDavidA from Virginia. Your magazines will be sent ASAP.

Thank you all for participating, and for all the kind things you've said in your comments.

I wish you all the very best of box making!

Doug

Posted: 12:18 pm on March 20th

Texaswoody Texaswoody writes: I have several box making books by Doug Stowe and have learned most of what I know about box making from his books. I would treasure having a signed copy of his new book. I would also love to visit his shop in Arkansas and see first hand his artistry in person.
Posted: 2:53 pm on March 19th

PhillyMike8 PhillyMike8 writes: My hobby wood shop is dedicated to building small boxes. Everything I know about boxes I learned from Doug Stowe through his books, etc. I would LOVE a signed copy of the new book! Thanks!
Posted: 2:13 pm on March 19th

xJoeMiller xJoeMiller writes: Would love to have one of those books!
Posted: 11:30 am on March 19th

jswood jswood writes: I would enjoy one of the books.
Posted: 8:09 am on March 19th

Tcartpilot Tcartpilot writes: I would enjoy having the boxes also!
Posted: 8:06 am on March 19th

anonmt anonmt writes: Please!
Posted: 1:33 am on March 19th

Circuit Rider Circuit Rider writes: His work is fantastic, love to get the book.
Posted: 10:07 pm on March 18th

festus77 festus77 writes: Would absolutely love to learn from 2 of the best
Posted: 7:53 pm on March 18th

landanna landanna writes: Would love to get my hands on this for my two boys (14 & 11) They love their slöjd hours at school so much and I would love to encourage them even more.

Kind regards,
Elizabeth
Denmark
Posted: 4:10 pm on March 18th

joemcglynn joemcglynn writes: Please include me in the drawing for this book, it sounds great!
Posted: 3:36 pm on March 18th

screwloose screwloose writes: Would love to read this new pub from Doug. He's a great teacher I admire his work and taking the time to share his knowledge and experience.
Posted: 7:08 pm on March 17th

The Artful Codger The Artful Codger writes: The first thing I made in my retirement workshop was a triangular box. I was thrilled when the lid fit in all three positions. With a wife, a sister, two daughters, three granddaughters, and four great-grandaughters, I could use this book for gifts. And the five boys down the line need toolboxes.
Posted: 6:56 pm on March 17th

user-2906284 user-2906284 writes: I just wanted to say that I appreciate the opportunity to be eligible for a book. Boxes are a great way to be introduced into woodworking as they are typically less time consuming than other projects, less intimidating, and make great gifts.

Again, thanks.
Shawn
Posted: 4:12 pm on March 17th

AdamThody AdamThody writes: I would love to get started making beautiful boxes.
Posted: 3:51 pm on March 17th

Ogrowup Ogrowup writes: I want to make a box!
Posted: 11:40 am on March 17th

texan63 texan63 writes: I think book-a-zines are a great idea and I could surely use the one by Stowe & Purdy!
Thanks, Travis
Posted: 11:26 am on March 17th

Buck_Jones Buck_Jones writes: Beautiful book :)
Posted: 11:26 am on March 17th

mnap mnap writes: I LOVE WORKING ON THE BOXES,
THANX
Posted: 9:23 am on March 17th

bardell53 bardell53 writes: Dougs books & videos , have some of the best step by step instruction to get used to making small project.Thanks Doug
Posted: 8:19 am on March 17th

kennyswood kennyswood writes: I'm glad to see another one by Doug.I have another DVD by Doug and it has helped a lot.I love to make boxes and there is some challenges to learn.I hope to win one but if not I will buy one.Its nice to see another Arkansan.
Posted: 5:53 am on March 17th

trailrunner1 trailrunner1 writes: As a builder of boxes, I'd like to read this.
Posted: 7:23 pm on March 16th

MajorTomNC MajorTomNC writes: I've always been fascinated by all of the different types of boxes that can be crafted!

Posted: 3:07 pm on March 16th

standbear standbear writes: I have enjoyed making boxes. New ideas would be welcomed,
Posted: 11:46 am on March 16th

WilloWood WilloWood writes: I am excited to checkout this book. I started building boxes in highschool shop class for gifts and I am always looking for more ideas.
Posted: 8:44 am on March 16th

Heisinberg Heisinberg writes: I'm a new subscriber and brand new to woodworking. I've found your site and magazine to be my best source of inspiration. I have been trying to learn this craft by building small boxes and any help would go a long way to improving my skills and knowledge.
Posted: 4:59 pm on March 15th

SeanRubino SeanRubino writes: This would be great for getting my son involved in woodworking.
Posted: 4:45 pm on March 15th

rebbaby rebbaby writes: Boxes are a great way to hone your skills and use up that small piece of "special" wood.
Posted: 4:00 pm on March 15th

retireejd retireejd writes: Just received my copy the other day, however, I would love to win a signed copy!!
Posted: 2:53 pm on March 15th

jqg jqg writes: It must be my turn to win by now. So go ahead and send the book. It will be appreciated.
Posted: 1:51 pm on March 15th

Smashed_thumbs Smashed_thumbs writes: Just retired. Looks like some great projects!
Posted: 12:22 pm on March 15th

jerrymoors jerrymoors writes: Just finished going through my pre-ordered version. What a great book. An autographed copy would be icing on the cake.
Posted: 11:19 am on March 15th

Gerald1944 Gerald1944 writes: Would like to try some different styles of boxes but don't know how. This might be just what I need?

Posted: 10:37 am on March 15th

imaginthat imaginthat writes: Just ordered the book. Making small boxes is what I want to learn looks to be a perfect fit.
Posted: 10:36 am on March 15th

Bobby53 Bobby53 writes: I'd love to make some nice wooden boxes. This would be a great resource.
Posted: 10:14 am on March 15th

Firepig Firepig writes: I am starring at a pile of apple wood that is supposed to become a small box for a relative. I need this book!
Posted: 9:41 am on March 15th

irish8 irish8 writes:
Posted: 9:19 am on March 15th

irish8 irish8 writes: What a great learning tool to add to anyone's library. Making decorative boxes would make great gift. Thanks for the opportunity.
Posted: 9:19 am on March 15th

GlennD62 GlennD62 writes: Making small boxes is a great way to use that special piece of wood that you have been saving. I look forward to reading the new book. Thank you for the opportunity.
Posted: 8:28 am on March 15th

opa2125 opa2125 writes: I have just started making small boxes. This looks like a great addition to my library. Love to have a signed copy.
Posted: 8:13 am on March 15th

barrybingham barrybingham writes: My first introduction to box making was Doug Stowe's books and videos. They are excellent resources. So are the articles on boxes in Fine Woodworking magazine. Making boxes is an excellent way to refine our wood working skills, and explore woods and finishes. I plan to collect everything Doug publishes.
Posted: 7:29 am on March 15th

MKWerman MKWerman writes: I love Doug Stowe's boxes and would like the opportunity to learn more. Count me in!
Posted: 7:24 am on March 15th

jbeal jbeal writes: Looks like a winner!
Posted: 7:16 am on March 15th

Fireman326 Fireman326 writes: This would be an outstanding addition to my woodworking book library and a well used reference source.
Posted: 7:12 am on March 15th

Stew_wood Stew_wood writes: I haven't done much with small projects such as these, so smaller ones will bring an ideal time usage, with gifts the main objective of such jobs. And this book would be an ideal companion.
Posted: 7:01 am on March 15th

DanMelander DanMelander writes: This is just the book I've been looking for to get started on boxes. How cool to be able to get a signed copy!
Posted: 7:01 am on March 15th

drapedm drapedm writes: I've got some old recycled mahogany that I hope would be ideal for some of these designs.
Posted: 5:14 am on March 15th

Liam076 Liam076 writes: This book looks like just what I need!
Posted: 4:26 am on March 15th

rsa rsa writes: Always looking for new ideas.
Posted: 3:57 am on March 15th

spjaeckel spjaeckel writes: I love free books. Making boxes would be great.
Posted: 3:54 am on March 15th

user-3118750 user-3118750 writes: I am fairly new to this standard of wood working so was looking to buy the book to ad to my bookshelves. Look forward to making some of these great boxes.
Posted: 2:47 am on March 15th

pupps pupps writes: I've enjoyed your previous works, can't wait to see this new one
Posted: 9:21 pm on March 14th

freerange freerange writes: Doug , it was inspiring to watch your video series on box making. Thanks scott
Posted: 8:37 pm on March 14th

cigarmike cigarmike writes: Thumbed through this book in Barnes and Noble. Would make a nice addition to my stuffed bookcases, along with many other Taunton publications. Put my name in the hat. Thanks.
Posted: 9:46 am on March 14th

jdavidA jdavidA writes: The box would be a great gift, for me, as the boxes are for others.
Posted: 6:51 am on March 14th

StephenPaul StephenPaul writes: If the book is up to the usual high standard of Tauton publications , it would make an excellent addittion to my library. I would find plenty of use for this book as I intend to make some boxes for my children and grandchildren.
Posted: 5:10 am on March 14th

birdwatcher birdwatcher writes: Congrats. Looks like a great book. Boxes are tougher than they look.
Posted: 10:18 pm on March 13th

lknoedler lknoedler writes: Making boxes is an infinite variety activity. There are so many ways and things you can do to make boxes. Fun and rewarding.
Posted: 7:40 pm on March 13th

Gary48083 Gary48083 writes: I just started to "try" to make boxes and could sure use some tips!
Posted: 5:52 pm on March 13th

user-2356617 user-2356617 writes: If this book is anything like your basic box making book it should kick up my level of tablesaw work by another ten fold! Pap
Posted: 4:44 pm on March 13th

Snaredrum Snaredrum writes: I have a couple old boxes that my Dad made when he was stationed in the phillipines during WWII. They are made from Phillipine Mahogany and have lasted a lot of years. My Dad used the boxes to store his old construction books from the 1940's, which I still have. It would be great to see how the small boxes of today compare.
Posted: 12:58 pm on March 13th

woodbycook woodbycook writes: I HAVE WELL OVER 100 WOODWORKING BOOKS THAT I HAVE COLLECTED AND USE AS REFERENCE BOOKS OVER THE LAST 40 PLUS YEARS. ANY TIME I DO A PROJECT/ I LOOKUP WHAT INFO I HAVE IN MY COLLECTION AS A REFERENCE. MOST OF THE TIME IT REFRESHES ME ABOUT SOME " JEWEL OF INFO" TO IMPROVE MY PROJECTES. I LOVE GETTING NEW UPDATED BOOK ON PROJECTS, CUZ IT TAKES IN TO ACCOUNT MODERN DAY TOOLS AND JIGS ETC. IT WOULD BE A HONOR AND A PRIVILEGE TO INCLUDE THIS BOOK.
Posted: 10:22 pm on March 12th

rekoch rekoch writes: Haven't made any boxes this would be a great resource to get started.

Thanks
Posted: 1:41 pm on March 12th

rekoch rekoch writes: Haven't made any boxes this would be a great resource to get started.

Thanks
Posted: 1:41 pm on March 12th

rekoch rekoch writes: Haven't made any boxes this would be a great resource to get started.

Thanks
Posted: 1:41 pm on March 12th

rekoch rekoch writes: Haven't made any boxes this would be a great resource to get started.

Thanks
Posted: 1:41 pm on March 12th

rekoch rekoch writes: Haven't made any boxes this would be a great resource to get started.

Thanks
Posted: 1:41 pm on March 12th

lizardvt lizardvt writes: Just making my first box and I could use some more help. This book would be a welcome addition for my woodworking education.
Posted: 10:38 am on March 12th

BioNerd12 BioNerd12 writes: As a woodworker that's just getting started I'm sure this would be a great help to my woodworking education.
Posted: 4:30 pm on March 11th

Kerob Kerob writes: I am finishing three Christmas ornament boxes with box joints. Very nice looking but I would like to try more decorative boxes. This book looks interesting and provides instruction on the process. I am always looking to learn new techniques and try different projects. This book fits the bill.
Posted: 11:20 am on March 11th

55chevpu 55chevpu writes: Let's give it a try. Your books have always been fun.
Wayne
Posted: 8:37 am on March 11th

TexasTed TexasTed writes: I love learning from books, as well as videos. Looking forward to receiving the book.
Posted: 8:24 am on March 11th

pdbernardo pdbernardo writes: I'd love to be in. Always could use more information on boxes.
Posted: 6:59 am on March 11th

joines joines writes: I ENJOY BUILDING SMALL BOXES AND CASES. HAVE NOT SEEN THIS NEW BOOK YET BUT I'M VERY ANXIOUS TO DO SO.
Posted: 6:47 am on March 11th

STxCarver STxCarver writes: This would be a great book to add to the collection. BTW....my middle name is Random. grin
Posted: 3:32 am on March 11th

Brint Brint writes: Sign me up!
Posted: 11:42 pm on March 10th

khowes khowes writes: Looks like another great book by Doug Stowe and Strother Purdy. I really enjoy making boxes as gifts so I'm always on the lookout for new ideas and techniques.
Posted: 10:11 pm on March 10th

stretchy stretchy writes: A great set of skills to learn and/or refine
Posted: 7:17 pm on March 10th

D11RDozer D11RDozer writes: random #1
Posted: 5:01 pm on March 10th

4mikee 4mikee writes: Great video workshops and tips. Thanks.
Posted: 3:37 pm on March 10th

vkw0701 vkw0701 writes: My 11yo daughter and I make boxes together for her to give away at birthday parties. This book would expand our repetoire of choices.
Posted: 11:31 am on March 10th

ltcwdl ltcwdl writes: i primarily make boxes because they require less material. This book will make a great addition to my library.
Posted: 10:58 am on March 10th

Portage1969 Portage1969 writes: Doug's video workshop has been very useful. I'm sure this book is even more.
Posted: 9:21 am on March 10th

bewa bewa writes: Really look forward to read this book.

Posted: 3:00 am on March 10th

trevor1955 trevor1955 writes: There are boxes, and there are BOXES. I need to learn how to make BOXES....therefore I need Doug Stowes instruction manual.
Posted: 1:56 am on March 10th

caw777 caw777 writes: valuable topic
Posted: 10:54 pm on March 9th

Lutro Lutro writes: I'm looking forward to reading the new book.
Posted: 8:54 pm on March 9th

tenshotelk tenshotelk writes: have wood and saws, would like to have one of the books, put me in.
thanks
Posted: 7:32 pm on March 9th

TimM TimM writes: Love a pretty box
Posted: 7:21 pm on March 9th

ninetyfive ninetyfive writes: Can never get enough info especially from a master.Put me in the pot
Posted: 6:58 pm on March 9th

rhcohen18 rhcohen18 writes: I enjoy Doug Stowe's and Strother Purdy's books and articles. Always room for another.
Posted: 6:42 pm on March 9th

j___b j___b writes: Always need instruction books.
Posted: 6:37 pm on March 9th

maxwell66 maxwell66 writes: Send it!
Posted: 6:14 pm on March 9th

highly_figured highly_figured writes: Books are like clamps. You can't have too many good ones.
Posted: 6:00 pm on March 9th

debluetailfly debluetailfly writes: If I don't win the book, Mr. Stowe will have to teach me personally. That should be incentive enough!!
Posted: 5:45 pm on March 9th

debluetailfly debluetailfly writes: If you don't give me the book, Mr. Stowe will have to teach me personally. That should be incentive enough!!
Posted: 5:41 pm on March 9th

WyoGrizz WyoGrizz writes: Just let me know and I'll send my address! Boxes are my relaxer!
Posted: 4:19 pm on March 9th

jeffcrowell jeffcrowell writes: I recently inherited some very nice, exotic hardwood from my recently passed Dad. Its well suited for box projects. Looking forward to learning another facet of our craft.
Jeff Crowell Jr.
Posted: 3:56 pm on March 9th

woodykeith woodykeith writes: I have a heap of timber just waiting for a book like this to give me a head start.
Posted: 3:34 pm on March 9th

Stick5 Stick5 writes: Would love to win it. Boxes are in my future!
Posted: 2:32 pm on March 9th

Pareto Pareto writes: Ha! Do you really think you can lure me out of hiding with such a childish trick? Trick me into posting a comment with the promise of an autographed book? I won't be caught out that way again, oh no. Of course, even when you contact me to say I've 'won the special prize' I won't be fooled in to giving you the details of my secret hideout. I'll show you who the real winner is, the world shall hear from me again...
Posted: 1:20 pm on March 9th

James_bkf James_bkf writes: I like Doug's books, work and Eureka Spirings. I would welcome another one of his books to my library.
Posted: 12:53 pm on March 9th

Oldfolks68 Oldfolks68 writes: I would love to win this book-a-zine. However, if that doesn't happen i will probably purchase it. I have great fun building boxes and could use the advice and tips from Doug Stowe and Strother Purdy,
Posted: 11:05 am on March 9th

keenek keenek writes: Interesting looking book.
Posted: 10:55 am on March 9th

user-640826 user-640826 writes: looks like a good read to me
Posted: 10:47 am on March 9th

RMorris855 RMorris855 writes: Another great book from the "Master" of boxes!

Posted: 9:02 am on March 9th

Geoff001 Geoff001 writes: Ahh. You can't have too many boxes.

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Posted: 8:43 am on March 9th

Michael_Sinclair Michael_Sinclair writes: Looks Good. Something I have yet to try!
Posted: 4:30 am on March 9th

jimp849 jimp849 writes: I'm in.
Posted: 3:54 am on March 9th

Tyi Tyi writes: I have to make a box to hold all my box books. This book would be on top it the jimmy Hendrex box builder
Posted: 2:15 am on March 9th

Mikeinoz Mikeinoz writes: Would love to win but will buy it anyway - especially from the box making guru
Posted: 2:00 am on March 9th

ibbokin ibbokin writes: Would love to win it.
Posted: 1:05 am on March 9th

waltamb waltamb writes: With this great book on Boxes and the 50 Ton of Quartered and Rift grain thin wood in my hoard... I should be able to start using this wood up. Thanks!
Posted: 11:46 pm on March 8th

Ron_C Ron_C writes: With this book, I could think outside the box and inside the box at the same time. Great!
Posted: 11:43 pm on March 8th

Ron_C Ron_C writes: With this book, I could think outside the box and inside the box at the same time. Great!
Posted: 11:43 pm on March 8th

Rockdoc1337 Rockdoc1337 writes: I have several special boards I would like to use to make a box. This book might have the plan I must have for this special project.
Posted: 11:42 pm on March 8th

Lori K Lori K writes: Would love to add this book to my library. I really enjoy Dougs' work.
Posted: 11:20 pm on March 8th

TGrenga100 TGrenga100 writes: Have enjoyed many of Doug Stowe's articles and previous books. OK with me if these are ready to stow in my woodworking library.
Posted: 10:51 pm on March 8th

grin grin writes: Yeah Baby!
Posted: 10:44 pm on March 8th

bit101 bit101 writes: Been working through Doug's box making videos. Fantastic stuff. I'd love to check out the book.
Posted: 10:00 pm on March 8th

zoomwood5 zoomwood5 writes: I love making boxes and enjoy new ideas. I would love to win this book!
Posted: 9:37 pm on March 8th

Blaire Blaire writes: Thanks for the book giveaway. I can't wait till I win.
Posted: 9:27 pm on March 8th

DaveCutherell DaveCutherell writes: I want :) Thanks guys for the giveaway. You sure know how to get me to comment. Peace...
Posted: 9:16 pm on March 8th

retireejd retireejd writes: I have purchased this book but would love to have one autographed!!
Posted: 9:06 pm on March 8th

skeenum skeenum writes: I am a big fan of Doug Stowe. I would love to have his latest book.
Posted: 9:03 pm on March 8th

kecaldes kecaldes writes: This book would get more use then a phone book. Would love to have it.
Posted: 8:52 pm on March 8th

tbryan tbryan writes: I am kind of new to woodworking. I have always been interested in box making, but I have never attempted it. I am the type that must have a plan before attempting such art.
Posted: 8:18 pm on March 8th

tbryan tbryan writes: I am kind of new to woodworking. I have always been interested in box making, but I have never attempted it. I am the type that must have a plan before attempting such art.
Posted: 8:18 pm on March 8th

KenHANGITALL KenHANGITALL writes: Count me in sounds like a great book. Love to learn more from an expert.
Posted: 8:12 pm on March 8th

caskof43 caskof43 writes: Just what I need,another book to see all the stuff I'm not making due to Ringette,Dance,soccer,curling and just plain being a Dad.I d take it anyhow.
Posted: 8:10 pm on March 8th

Andy_B Andy_B writes: Before starting a new project, I always look through my w/w library for ideas & tips. A good book on boxes would be a useful new item.
Posted: 7:06 pm on March 8th

vanpieters vanpieters writes: I loved Doug's video. Have made a few boxes using his technique. His book would be the icing on the cake
Posted: 7:03 pm on March 8th

wpick wpick writes: I have a friend who is just starting to get into woodworking and I suggesting box making. This book would be a great gift and not to mention helpful valuable information.
Posted: 6:41 pm on March 8th

RedneckRev RedneckRev writes: This sounds like a great source for some creative box making opportunities! Sure hope I win one of these books!

Thanks for the opportunity to win!
Posted: 5:40 pm on March 8th

WoodPoppa WoodPoppa writes: With four granddaughters (ages 2,4,6 and 8) and no grandsons I think pretty boxes are in my future! Would love a copy. Thanks.
Posted: 5:38 pm on March 8th

trbaker trbaker writes: I have a thing for boxes. This would be a good box to have
Posted: 5:35 pm on March 8th

Wixom Wixom writes: I would like to win one of these two books; it would give me some ideas for some box designs I would like to try out.
Posted: 4:42 pm on March 8th

miguelissimo miguelissimo writes: One of my grand daughters is approaching 21 years old and I promised to make her a jewelry box. This looks just like the help I'm going to need.
Posted: 4:34 pm on March 8th

JoeStillwell JoeStillwell writes: This looks like a great book and would help me to build a jewelry box for my wife that she has been asking for the last few years.
Posted: 4:26 pm on March 8th

Mark_Phelps Mark_Phelps writes: I would love to have a copy of this. I have enjoyed Doug's books and articles over the years.
Posted: 4:05 pm on March 8th

Mark_Phelps Mark_Phelps writes: I would love to have a copy of this. I have enjoyed Doug's books and articles over the years.
Posted: 4:05 pm on March 8th

jayrw jayrw writes: I have been working on some boxes from another of Doug Stowe's books. Even made one for my truck console. He's the box master!
Posted: 3:52 pm on March 8th

JulianC JulianC writes: WOULD LIKE TO LEARN MORE ON FINE WOODWORKING.
Posted: 3:34 pm on March 8th

Deforestor Deforestor writes: I am taking a class to learn how to make decorative boxes. This book would be a great reference source for technique and ideas.
Posted: 3:34 pm on March 8th

aaijr aaijr writes: This will motivate me to make that long promised jewelry box.
Posted: 3:27 pm on March 8th

GAdams GAdams writes: I am working on a wood box to donate to the State of Texas that will contain a walnut gavel and strike plate (already turned). I would appreciate any help if making a nice wood box to present this gavel to the chairperson of the committee of which I am a member.
Posted: 3:04 pm on March 8th

Rick_1953 Rick_1953 writes: I enjoy making boxes, with the combination of styles, shapes, joinery techniques, and wood species the possibilities are limitless. Boxes are normally very simple projects that do not take forever to complete, perfect for beginners. They can also be intricate and involved perfect for advanced woodworkers. Both types give instant gratification to the maker, therefore boxes are the perfect projects for anyone interested in honing their skills in woodworking!
Posted: 3:00 pm on March 8th

casaheil casaheil writes: Looks like a great book to help build my woodworking skills.
Posted: 2:51 pm on March 8th

Jasper_50 Jasper_50 writes: Good day all. I've read this article on making boxes and would to add this book to my shop. Please add my name to your contest. Cheers!
Posted: 2:35 pm on March 8th

davegsc davegsc writes: Every box I've built has been from the pages of Fine Working magazines or books - it's what got me into woodworking! My wife, kids and grandkids liked them so much that it became an obsession that drove me to build my shop so I could make more. I love boxes! I'd definitely like to have this latest one from FW.

Dave Davies
Salt Spring Island, BC
Posted: 2:13 pm on March 8th

Joe__G Joe__G writes: I have five boxes to make the book should come in handy
Posted: 2:12 pm on March 8th

hcc hcc writes: I'm new to box making and would love this resource.
Posted: 2:09 pm on March 8th

TravisHeintz TravisHeintz writes: I'd love this book!
Posted: 12:59 pm on March 8th

Rick_in_Bothwell Rick_in_Bothwell writes: This would be a good one to have. Especially for those of us with a very small shop.
Posted: 12:55 pm on March 8th

bruno2you bruno2you writes: Looks like a good book.
Posted: 12:48 pm on March 8th

Shopdog19 Shopdog19 writes: this would be the perfect gift for me, as I have been recently been asked by my 80 yr old mother to build her urn for when she passes
Posted: 12:42 pm on March 8th

Roger_Szez Roger_Szez writes: I'm always looking for good ideas for new box styles. Boxes make great gifts for anyone for any occasion. Roger
Posted: 12:39 pm on March 8th

DaveM123 DaveM123 writes: Love making boxes, all shapes and sizes!
Posted: 12:31 pm on March 8th

user-3118627 user-3118627 writes: The perfect book for the small project wood worker!
Posted: 12:18 pm on March 8th

mark19140 mark19140 writes: Sounds like a good book to own - would be nice to win.
Posted: 12:18 pm on March 8th

rsetina rsetina writes: Great idea for a book. Along with my CNC machine, I think I could make quite a few great looking projects.
Posted: 12:05 pm on March 8th

PCHcruisin PCHcruisin writes: Nice give-away! Looking forward to the book one way or the other.
Posted: 11:51 am on March 8th

Paul_FWW Paul_FWW writes: Just starting and boxes sounds like a great place to start. As I gain in proficiency hopefully I can move on to the more challenging designs. Looking forward to trying.
Posted: 11:50 am on March 8th

Oldguy2 Oldguy2 writes: This would be a great addition to my woodworking library.
Posted: 11:24 am on March 8th

joker28 joker28 writes: I will take a shot at winning a copy...then go buy one if I don't! :-)
Posted: 11:14 am on March 8th

corpjester corpjester writes: I'd love to learn to make the boxes in this book so I can finally think outside them. Really.
Posted: 10:35 am on March 8th

dataman dataman writes: I would love to check this book out! I am sure I could learn a lot from it.
Posted: 10:31 am on March 8th

opamonster opamonster writes: This looks like a must have book!
Posted: 10:17 am on March 8th

smitr smitr writes: Always looking for new designs and construction details. Making boxes for the grandchildren as a remembrance after I'm gone.
Posted: 10:06 am on March 8th

DocRonK DocRonK writes: I love boxes!! They make very good cat traps.
Posted: 9:58 am on March 8th

Zips Zips writes: Box building is practice for creating fine furniture. Same joints, different proportions.
Posted: 9:51 am on March 8th

dale_pd dale_pd writes: I've recently found a new interest in small boxes. They were something that I overlooked in all the years of working with wood. I can't believe how much I've missed by not "seeing" them before. Thank you for this opportunity to receive a great book!
Posted: 9:49 am on March 8th

Fiveoaks Fiveoaks writes: Would love to add this to my reference collection.
Posted: 9:45 am on March 8th

MichaelH2 MichaelH2 writes: I am looking forward to more box making projects to complete with another great book.
Posted: 9:39 am on March 8th

Iowa_Mike Iowa_Mike writes: No free lunch gentlemen. I am buying the book.
Posted: 9:35 am on March 8th

Lenh Lenh writes: I'm always looking for new box ideas. If the content is anything like the cover this should be a great book.
Posted: 9:22 am on March 8th

hacker24 hacker24 writes: I need all the help I can get - this would be a great addition to my library

Posted: 9:22 am on March 8th

rain1 rain1 writes: Doug Stowe's books serve as inspiration.
Posted: 9:15 am on March 8th

Les Les writes: Doug's "Taunton's Complete Illustrated Guide to Box Making" is my go to guide for box making. Clear and concise but unfortunately it is getting dog eared. I would enjoy to learn additional ideas and techniques from Doug and Strother.
Posted: 9:11 am on March 8th

OhioDave OhioDave writes: I'm looking forward to winning the book!

Posted: 9:05 am on March 8th

caboose4 caboose4 writes: Can't win it without a ticket
Posted: 8:59 am on March 8th

caboose4 caboose4 writes:
Posted: 8:58 am on March 8th

LowB LowB writes: I have made several boxes but nothing that compares to Doug Stowe. Would love to have this book.
Posted: 8:56 am on March 8th

DanW999 DanW999 writes: I love looking at all types of boxes. It is fascinating to see some of the creativity that goes into them. One of the things that makes a box inviting is that it almost tells you to pick me up, open my lid, check out my drawers. A real hands on type of furniture. Doug's new book is something I would enjoy reading and using.
Posted: 8:49 am on March 8th

rccarlyle rccarlyle writes: Looks like a dandy project book.
Posted: 8:47 am on March 8th

BeaverBoy BeaverBoy writes: I love making boxes for a lot of reasons besides their usefulness and common appeal. In between larger projects, boxes help me keep my skills sharp and often make me think about how things go together, both from the design point of view and from the mechanical point of view. That process has an effect on how I approach my next piece of furniture. Besides, everybody likes boxes; they're fun.
Posted: 8:37 am on March 8th

Tree City Woodcrafter Tree City Woodcrafter writes: I love making wooden boxes for all kind of uses and occasions. I look forward to adding the new book to my collection and improving my box making (and enjoying) skills.
Posted: 8:37 am on March 8th

jbeal jbeal writes: Looks like a winner!
Posted: 8:34 am on March 8th

Jody Keeler Jody Keeler writes: "when i was a kid we had a quicksand box - i was an only child, eventually" - stephen wright
just thinking outside the box!
i would love this book -
good luck to all!

Posted: 8:33 am on March 8th

woodzie woodzie writes: I've started to make two boxes in my 30 years of woodworking. Once, 23 years ago and recently in 2011, but they were so complicated and time consuming that I never finished them! It seems that my imagination exceeds my woodworking skills. I could really use this book with step-by-step guides to help me complete a box!
Posted: 8:27 am on March 8th

rebelbadger rebelbadger writes: I'd love to get the book. Getting ready to retire and more time woodworking ! This looks like a winner book.
Posted: 8:07 am on March 8th

Sal522 Sal522 writes: I sure would love to be the lucky winner of this book!
Posted: 8:04 am on March 8th

Dan01 Dan01 writes: Doug Stowe's book would certainly help my box making.
Posted: 7:57 am on March 8th

pdavis pdavis writes: Boxes are a wonderful challenge!!
Posted: 7:51 am on March 8th

jcwnr jcwnr writes: I would like to have this book authored by Doug Stowe and Strother Purdy.
Posted: 7:30 am on March 8th

user-460923 user-460923 writes: Looks like a good book. I'd be glad to add it to my library.
Posted: 7:08 am on March 8th

jvjames jvjames writes: I just purchased a new dovetail saw and am learning to make dovetails. This book would be great for ideas and techniques to improve my work.
Posted: 6:47 am on March 8th

Deamon054 Deamon054 writes: From treasure chests to jewellry containers... Boxes are fascinating!
Posted: 6:42 am on March 8th

donmontgomery donmontgomery writes: There never seem to be enough good books for making small items, especially intricate boxes. I'm looking forward to reading this new instructional guide from Taunton!
Posted: 6:40 am on March 8th

irishck irishck writes: Generous offer... count me in also.

Charlie Kapper
Posted: 6:36 am on March 8th

Woodhorder Woodhorder writes: The winners will be very fortunate to have this book, hope I'm one of them!
Posted: 6:32 am on March 8th

wswinyer wswinyer writes: For some strange reason boxes fasinate me. So much so that I just purchased an Incra Ibox jig for making finger joints and a Veritas dovetail saw for making dovetails. All in the hopes of being able to make beautiful boxes one day. I'm a beginner in woodworking so this book would help me tremendously. Thank you for this opportunity.

Bill
Posted: 6:31 am on March 8th

user-2940501 user-2940501 writes: Those are some very beautiful boxes on the cover.
Posted: 6:16 am on March 8th

MountainGeezer MountainGeezer writes: Even at this advanced age, there's a new love interest in my life! A small handmade wooden box will be a perfect first birthday present for her. I need this book!
Posted: 6:02 am on March 8th

hankers1 hankers1 writes: i'am trying to learn how to make boxes. there books will be very helpful.
Posted: 5:53 am on March 8th

bwolfewolfe bwolfewolfe writes: Would like to start making boxes. This book would be very helpful.
Posted: 5:36 am on March 8th

bartlettaj bartlettaj writes: my library is looking a bit thin, This would be great,
Posted: 4:48 am on March 8th

Chrism3 Chrism3 writes: I'm standing on the edge of box making, about to put my big toe in. I have the gear, but this book would seem to be what I need to make the jump!

Posted: 4:14 am on March 8th

user-2560066 user-2560066 writes: What's better than some new ideas for box making? Looking forward to the book.
Posted: 4:00 am on March 8th

Thart Thart writes: Would love some new ideas for fly tying boxes
Posted: 2:46 am on March 8th

Zabo2 Zabo2 writes: I love making wooden boxes and I love Doug's books and videos.
Posted: 5:37 pm on March 7th

Zabo2 Zabo2 writes: I love making wooden boxes and I love Doug's books and videos.
Posted: 5:37 pm on March 7th

Zabo2 Zabo2 writes: I love making wooden boxes and I love Doug's books and videos.
Posted: 5:37 pm on March 7th

Hotspur1066 Hotspur1066 writes: If you build a great box - you can build a great chest!
Posted: 1:17 pm on March 7th

wemek wemek writes: co'mon books!
Posted: 12:31 pm on March 7th

Rambler Rambler writes: I love making boxes of any type. I don't think I've made any two a like. Finding new forms and methods is always a quest for me.
Posted: 11:30 am on March 7th

RichardDenis RichardDenis writes: The boxes look amazing and the book is something that can be extremely useful in my shop for sure.
Posted: 11:17 am on March 7th

dhaney dhaney writes: What a great resource for those of us who look forward to learning from skilled craftsmen like Doug Stowe and Strother Purdy!
Posted: 8:42 am on March 7th

ShooterBoy ShooterBoy writes: Never to early to start making boxes for Christmas!

Seriously, it looks like a fabulous book.
Posted: 12:01 am on March 7th

GlenRoseBud GlenRoseBud writes: Boxes...I need boxes and how-to-make tips.
Posted: 8:03 pm on March 6th

bbrozo bbrozo writes: boxes
wooden
ownership
craftsmanship -- sublime!!
Posted: 7:12 pm on March 6th

user-2335971 user-2335971 writes: A wooden box! Simple in concept; beautiful in it's simplicity. Crafting to perfection is a journey with many twists! This new e-zine will add greatly to the knowledge bank... Bring it on!
Posted: 6:33 pm on March 6th

kerngm kerngm writes: Can always use some new box-making ideas.

Posted: 6:27 pm on March 6th

user-2439789 user-2439789 writes: Look forward to reading the magazine. Always looking for new designs!

Posted: 6:04 pm on March 6th

CookandCarver CookandCarver writes: Mr. Stowe writes a great blog, and I'm sure this book would be a valuable addition to my library.
Posted: 2:43 pm on March 6th

tdok tdok writes: That looks wonderful. I would love to read it up.
Posted: 1:27 pm on March 6th

Hoeppr Hoeppr writes: Follow DougStowe's blog and I am looking forward to reading the new book
Posted: 12:37 pm on March 6th

kingusa kingusa writes: I am looking forward to being a winner twice. Once for winning the book and once for being a winner to my family by building my first box.
Posted: 12:24 pm on March 6th

buoyd buoyd writes: I'm eager to see the projects in this book.
Posted: 11:57 am on March 6th

kghaile kghaile writes: I love the video workshop. I'd learn a lot from this book.
Posted: 11:12 am on March 6th

curtis1159 curtis1159 writes: Great I need more box making practice.
Posted: 9:32 am on March 6th

jheller jheller writes: Ironically I bought both of Doug's other two books over the weekend

Posted: 9:15 am on March 6th

Tirebiter14 Tirebiter14 writes: I'm a big fan of Doug's work. Sign me up.
Posted: 8:36 am on March 6th

grg3 grg3 writes: Just what I need to help me make better boxes!
Posted: 7:58 am on March 6th

insightspa insightspa writes: I make a lot of wooden boxes to give away. It would be nice to read more on the process so that I may upgrade my skill set.
Posted: 5:52 am on March 6th

Simon1972 Simon1972 writes: I'm excited to learn how to make boxes from the book!
Posted: 12:56 am on March 6th

Keltset Keltset writes: I enjoy all of the box making information here and would love to make some of the boxes featured in this book.
Posted: 12:08 am on March 6th

jonquinn jonquinn writes: Maybe this time I am due for a win
Posted: 11:53 pm on March 5th

TomComputer TomComputer writes: My son needs this book. He tried to make a box for his wife. He bought all the wood, brought it over, started cutting, and got stuck. A year later, I gave him back the wood.
Posted: 9:41 pm on March 5th

DougStowe DougStowe writes: I am excited about this contest, and wish you all the best of luck with your box making. I know you will also enjoy Strother Purdy's boxes. His beautiful and useful boxes are different from mine, and his step-by-step instructions are clear. Between the two of us, we'll have you making beautiful boxes in no time flat.

Our signatures will be found towards the bottom of page 5.

Good luck! And congratulations in advance to the lucky winners!
Posted: 8:11 pm on March 5th

shanesmith80 shanesmith80 writes: plenty of offcuts laying around just looking to be turned into boxes
Posted: 8:03 pm on March 5th

rdennis303 rdennis303 writes: Hey! I read about you giveaway on Doug Stowe's WOH blog. Count me in!
Posted: 7:30 pm on March 5th

lowriderray lowriderray writes: looks good, would make a great addition
Posted: 6:22 pm on March 5th

mvpacioc mvpacioc writes: Looking forward to starting some wooden box projects -- this magazine would help in that...
Posted: 5:54 pm on March 5th

KenFitz KenFitz writes: I've got the hard copy and ebook of your original. Even converted the DVD to play on my ipad. Can't wait to see what's new. Your books and video are easy to read and follow directions. Keep them coming

Ken
Posted: 5:49 pm on March 5th

jeffreyi jeffreyi writes: Jawohl, this looks like a great book

Posted: 5:43 pm on March 5th

Ukidlele Ukidlele writes: I've got plenty of small wood pieces to use I just need the instructions contained in the book. Wish me luck.
Posted: 5:21 pm on March 5th

Geniole Geniole writes: I love books and boxes and what a good idea it would be to send one of the books to me in Brazil!
Posted: 3:52 pm on March 5th

Clanger70 Clanger70 writes: I have never made any boxes - Is this going to be the trigger to get me started?
Posted: 3:37 pm on March 5th

MtnMan08 MtnMan08 writes: Love building boxes and would like to make some gifts for my sons.
Posted: 2:35 pm on March 5th

F_ton F_ton writes: I've seen pictures of some of his boxes. Really nice work.
Posted: 2:21 pm on March 5th

byerbyer byerbyer writes: Allons-y!
Posted: 2:13 pm on March 5th

ScoFF ScoFF writes: Count me in for making boxes.
Posted: 2:08 pm on March 5th

ekriener ekriener writes: yes please!
Posted: 1:24 pm on March 5th

TimH47 TimH47 writes: Good timing. I am in the process of making two walnut and quilted maple boxes.
Posted: 1:20 pm on March 5th

bobandsally bobandsally writes: Boxes
Posted: 1:07 pm on March 5th

jswild jswild writes: Doug,
I have always been inspired by your work, would love a copy of the new Wooden Boxes book.
Jeff
Posted: 1:01 pm on March 5th

user-2836083 user-2836083 writes: I'm just making my first small, (hopefully) fine, box. I'm going to need this book if I'm to progress!!!

Posted: 12:59 pm on March 5th

LBF LBF writes: I would love this book-a-zine!
Posted: 12:02 pm on March 5th

bko bko writes: I love Doug's work and would love to have this book.
Posted: 12:02 pm on March 5th

the_wild_lucy the_wild_lucy writes: Doug Stowe is a treasure chest of talent. Videos and books always top notch!
Posted: 11:10 am on March 5th

iv3359 iv3359 writes: I love making boxes.
Posted: 10:51 am on March 5th

Davidishere Davidishere writes: I like books. I like boxes. I like books about boxes.
Posted: 9:39 am on March 5th

jmort jmort writes: Doug Stowe creates interesting box designs and his books and articles are quite informative. Strother's articles on box design/build have been interesting as well. I'm sure together, they have created a great book.
Posted: 9:33 am on March 5th

philh philh writes: Doug is an inspiring woodworker and his passion for education has been a real blessing.
Posted: 9:24 am on March 5th

allgona allgona writes: I love boxes!
Posted: 9:12 am on March 5th

Tom77 Tom77 writes: Doug is a great teacher and I would love to have this book.
Posted: 9:01 am on March 5th

jdm92562 jdm92562 writes: Count me in
Posted: 9:00 am on March 5th

Barkley629 Barkley629 writes: Doug is an awesome instructor. I have several of his books and a DVD. Highly recommended.
Posted: 8:16 am on March 5th

mdgogolen mdgogolen writes: Love the video workshop, would love to have the book as well.
Posted: 8:15 am on March 5th

sporter53 sporter53 writes: I've been really impressed by Doug Stowe's work, and I like smaller projects. Sounds like a perfect combination!
Posted: 8:07 am on March 5th

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