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UPDATE: Book Giveaway: New Masters of the Wooden Box by Oscar P. Fitzgerald

comments (75) October 4th, 2009 in blogs

BetsyE Betsy Engel, contributor
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New Masters of the Wooden Box by Oscar P. Fitzgerald.
Fox Chapel Publishing, 2009.
$29.95; 208 pp.

New Masters of the Wooden Box was published along with the exhibition, “Boxes and Their Makers”, at the Messler Gallery at the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship in Maine (and traveling to other cities during 2010-2012). The book includes boxes made by 34 contemporary artists from around the world and provides a look into the artists’ backgrounds and shares info on their inspirations and techniques. The book is filled with great photos of the boxes in the show, as well as pieces from the artists’ portfolios.
For more information see Steve Scott’s recent review.

Lucky jestgr is the winner. His comment was choosen at random..

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Comments (75)

Palotito Palotito writes: Thanks for this nice book! I would love to have one!
Posted: 9:04 pm on October 12th

nesta67 nesta67 writes: Looks great! Thanks for the giveaway!

Posted: 10:13 pm on October 11th

Ardy22 Ardy22 writes: This looks like a fantastic book. Would love to have it
Posted: 9:16 am on October 11th

Schlauberger Schlauberger writes: My son would love this, thank you for this great giveaway!
Posted: 1:21 am on October 11th

denmar27 denmar27 writes: I would love to win this book. I love woodworking!
Posted: 12:01 am on October 11th

sk2tobin sk2tobin writes: Maybe this time my luck will change! Haha. Looks like a cool book.
Posted: 4:19 pm on October 10th

calouche calouche writes: High time I took up boxing. A punchy surprise awaits the curious; from a quiet exterior to a wow finale.
Posted: 9:04 am on October 10th

chairmannz chairmannz writes: This is very popular and i love it.
Posted: 5:01 am on October 10th

bricofleur bricofleur writes: I guess this book is full of inspiration.

A must have book and probably few must have boxes! (at least the one on the cover page)


Posted: 9:17 pm on October 9th

eoinsgaff eoinsgaff writes: Hey there,

I'd love the chance to win this book

Posted: 7:43 am on October 9th

chromiumman chromiumman writes: i'd so love to win this
Posted: 8:42 pm on October 8th

crows crows writes: well as they say you can't judge a book by it's cover but i'm willing to take a chance ;D
Posted: 7:49 pm on October 8th

bill83042 bill83042 writes: I love the personality given to the box lid. Makes Art vs. Craft.
Posted: 12:38 pm on October 8th

Aggie83 Aggie83 writes: Wow. I have one of Doug Stowe's books on basic box making. This appears to be quite non-traditional - outside of the box - treatment.

Posted: 11:00 am on October 8th

juau4 juau4 writes: I would LOVE this book! Inspiration overload!
Posted: 11:53 pm on October 7th

Circuit Rider Circuit Rider writes: It looks like a great book.

count me in
Posted: 10:57 pm on October 7th

Woodsmithy Woodsmithy writes: I have Doug Stowe's excellent book and video. I would love to have this box making book too.
Good Luck to me.
Posted: 2:10 pm on October 7th

JBourgeois JBourgeois writes: An inspiring cover. Is it the same for the contents?
Posted: 12:59 pm on October 7th

remyers remyers writes: I thought I had every book on boxes...but not this one...yet!
Posted: 10:21 am on October 7th

Sunnyvale Sunnyvale writes: My husband is the craftsman, he would enjoy thumbing through this.
Posted: 8:01 pm on October 6th

konaman konaman writes: looks like a must read
Posted: 6:04 pm on October 6th

tbrownie2000 tbrownie2000 writes: Finally a book that won't leave me feeling "boxed" in!
Posted: 3:20 pm on October 6th

BobRat BobRat writes: Interesting book - my workshop has been unused for 3 years - a sewer breakage, followed by an injury, followed by a year of house renovations - stopped me doing any cabinetmaking work. I just got my workshop reorganized and I need small projects to persuade me to start up again.
Posted: 1:51 pm on October 6th

davebrown davebrown writes: I just added this to my Christmas wishlist. =)
Posted: 1:15 pm on October 6th

Jon_Hartford Jon_Hartford writes: Looks like a great book!
Posted: 12:30 pm on October 6th

arvard arvard writes: I had never heard of a book about boxes. This is really cool and I would love to win.
Posted: 10:22 am on October 6th

mvflaim mvflaim writes: zoom batta boom boom
Posted: 10:38 pm on October 5th

fizxlab fizxlab writes: So much to learn from a "simple" box!
Posted: 2:39 pm on October 5th

yohann yohann writes: this book would help m eimprove my skills
Posted: 2:24 pm on October 5th

mjonkman mjonkman writes: I'd love copy as well.
Posted: 12:14 pm on October 5th

RalphBarker RalphBarker writes: This might help me to think inside the box.
Posted: 11:17 am on October 5th

Ckenney Ckenney writes: It looks like it also includes some info on boxes through the ages. very nice! Can't wait to read it.
Posted: 10:45 am on October 5th

JHPer JHPer writes: I am always amazed that something as simple as a box can take so many beautiful forms.

Posted: 10:32 am on October 5th

gourdman gourdman writes: Please include me in the contest, I could spend a whole winter in the shop with just one book, and use up a lot of left over pieces. What a learning experience it would be.
Posted: 9:57 am on October 5th

Tom77 Tom77 writes: The book looks cool and I would enjoy putting the ideas to work on my own projects.
Posted: 9:29 am on October 5th

Tom77 Tom77 writes: The book looks cool and I would enjoy putting the ideas to work on my own projects.
Posted: 9:28 am on October 5th

nboucher nboucher writes: Count me in, please.
Posted: 9:25 am on October 5th

badoyn badoyn writes: If you've seen any of the boxes I've attempted, you will fully understand why I need a book like this. :-)

Posted: 9:24 am on October 5th

frank T frank T writes: I could really use a copy of this book!
Posted: 8:41 am on October 5th

Triumph1 Triumph1 writes: Excellent!! Nothing like a book of the masters to get the winter box designing juices flowing. I met Jay and Janet O'Rourke, who are featured in this book, at a local art fair. They had a copy of the newly released book with them. It was very inspirational meeting two artists who have able to lead a life doing what they love...and it just happens to be what I(or we) love also. Please enter me for a chance to become moved by the masters!
Posted: 8:00 am on October 5th

Xa Xa writes: Such a cool subject!!! Please, sign me in, I'd love to put my hands and tools on that!!!
Posted: 7:41 am on October 5th

chriszeigler chriszeigler writes: I'd love to have it. Sign me up.
Posted: 12:22 am on October 5th

TwoHarts TwoHarts writes: Yes, I would like to enter. Creative ideas are always a welcome addition to my shop.
Posted: 11:54 pm on October 4th

tommyd100 tommyd100 writes: Yes, I'll enter the drawing.Looks like another good book.
Posted: 11:11 pm on October 4th

FrankinPhilly FrankinPhilly writes: I love making boxes and could use additional inspiration and ideas to further my skills. This book appears to be an incredible resource.
Posted: 10:51 pm on October 4th

hbowern hbowern writes: I would like to win this as I am interested in box building to use up some of the left over project material.
Posted: 10:19 pm on October 4th

hroncich hroncich writes: would love to win, if I don't i'll have to buy it.
Posted: 9:50 pm on October 4th

cutshurt cutshurt writes: New Masters of the Wooden Box looks like a great book. A number of the boxes inside look very interesting.
Posted: 8:32 pm on October 4th

steveswhite steveswhite writes: Please enter me.
Posted: 8:26 pm on October 4th

WendysMan WendysMan writes: I'll take my chance, thanks!
Posted: 7:51 pm on October 4th

leparker5099 leparker5099 writes: I am in the process making a box using a piece of slate from something my wife was going to toss. I need all the help I can, just getting into woodworking and this book would be a great addition to my growing library which at the moment does not have any books on boxes.

Posted: 7:49 pm on October 4th

rodk1 rodk1 writes: I would love to have a chance to win this book.
Rod Kiemele
Posted: 7:48 pm on October 4th

yelkereb yelkereb writes: Looks good to me.
Posted: 6:44 pm on October 4th

JLYoung JLYoung writes: I'd like a copy!
Posted: 6:07 pm on October 4th

jakegest jakegest writes: looks amazing, i would love a copy
Posted: 5:50 pm on October 4th

Benzoid Benzoid writes: been making boxes for a while, but can always use new ideas

Posted: 5:43 pm on October 4th

w1z3r w1z3r writes: I'm just getting into box making so this would be awesome, thanks
Posted: 5:20 pm on October 4th

SwartzWuest SwartzWuest writes: I can always use more inspiration toward my goal of becoming a master woodworker
Posted: 5:00 pm on October 4th

DaveHarrison DaveHarrison writes: One of these days I will win something!
Posted: 4:47 pm on October 4th

jwoodck jwoodck writes: Would love a copy. Boxes have been source of much pleasure, even though my work is amaturish and mostly rather crude.
I need more inspiration!

Posted: 4:13 pm on October 4th

Meuleman Meuleman writes: I will take this chance to win that book! TIA.
Posted: 4:05 pm on October 4th

slydogx slydogx writes: In for this one
Posted: 3:53 pm on October 4th

Barrel Barrel writes: If you are kind enough to send me a copy of the book, I will forgive FWW editors from not putting any of my work in the 'Readers Corner' feature. One day, I will get in! In the meantime, the book might inspire me to improve my abilities to the point some of my work might actually deserve to be featured. Thank you.
Posted: 3:11 pm on October 4th

MrHudon MrHudon writes: Looks like a great book, count me in..
Posted: 2:49 pm on October 4th

Urbankraft Urbankraft writes: The Center in Maine is a great facility to study our craft. I'd love to have this book.
Posted: 2:32 pm on October 4th

robertm348 robertm348 writes: Boy, that could be a very good thing for me! Thanks for the opportunity to win it!
Posted: 2:08 pm on October 4th

tommor85 tommor85 writes: I would love a copy of that book.
Posted: 2:08 pm on October 4th

otavio_coelho otavio_coelho writes: Can you guys mail it to Brasil ?
Posted: 1:46 pm on October 4th

baudi baudi writes: Count me in.
Posted: 1:26 pm on October 4th

NGinuity NGinuity writes: Looks like a real cool book.
Posted: 1:03 pm on October 4th

butchf18a butchf18a writes: an opportunity to learn more and take my simple talents to higher level, count me in. Didn't use the word ostensibly this time.
Posted: 1:02 pm on October 4th

highpro highpro writes: Yes please!
Posted: 1:01 pm on October 4th

jhonbaker jhonbaker writes: I would gladly take a copy off your hands, ya know, I would hate to unduly stress your homemade bookshelves, best allow me to rest it comfortably in my shop on the bench.
Posted: 12:47 pm on October 4th

Monkman Monkman writes: I would love a copy!
Posted: 12:34 pm on October 4th

jestgr jestgr writes: would love a copy!
Posted: 12:12 pm on October 4th

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