Beautiful Boxes Design and Technique by Doug Stowe

By Doug Stowe

Construct your abilities and data of woodworking. appealing containers: layout and strategy is ideal for the newbie to intermediate woodworker. every one bankruptcy includes a new field layout – starting from uncomplicated to advanced as you're employed during the publication, with every one illustrating a key layout principle:
• Harmony
• Rhythm
• Texture
• Contrast
The great thing about wood bins. construction a wood field is without doubt one of the top how one can advance total woodworking talent. packing containers are speedy to construct, require just a small volume of fabric (affordable!), and will be made within the smallest of woodshops. better of all, fascinating, hand crafted packing containers make the right gift.
8 beautiful field initiatives. This all-new number of stunning packing containers bargains step by step guideline for development 8 distinct packing containers. additionally integrated are one or layout adaptations for exhibiting off your creativity and including your individual own touches. every one bankruptcy is superbly illustrated with three hundred colourful, instructive photos and easy-to-follow illustrations.
• elevate Lid oblong Box
• Veneered Box
• Finger Jointed Chest
• Bracelet Box
• jewellery Box
• Sliding best jewellery Presentation Box
• Swivel Lid Box
• Magnetic Tower

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2 End pieces White oak 3⁄8 in. x 17⁄8 in. x 31⁄2 in. 1 Bottom White oak 3⁄4 in. x 311⁄32 in. x 65⁄8 in. 1 Lid 3⁄4 in. x 4 in. x 71⁄2 in. 8 Keys 1⁄8 in. x 5⁄8 in. x 11⁄4 in. Cut triangles from 1⁄8-in. x 5⁄8-in. stock. 1 Compartment cover 1⁄8 in. x 23⁄4 in. x 61⁄4 in. Cover with lining material Contrasting hardwood Walnut or contrasting hardwood Baltic-birch plywood Notes Includes 1⁄8-in. x 3⁄16-in. tongue on each edge A L i f t- L i d R e c t a n g u l a r B ox 35 design options 3. C Use the router table to form a recess for the secret compartment.

5. Lower the top or bottom of the box onto the router table and move the back edge along the fence to rout the space on the edge for the hinge to fit. Then do the other part, being certain in each case that the back surface of the box is against the fence. 6. You will notice that this first operation will rout only one hinge mortise of each part (photo E ). In order to rout the matching mortises, remove the stop blocks and flip the story stick to orient the other direction along the fence. Follow the same sequence to rout the matching hinge mortises in the top and bottom.

If you use a router bit with straight flutes, make certain that the flutes are aligned to their widest points against the stick. Move the stick as far as it can go to the right to set up the right stop block, and then to the left to set up the left block. work smart When selecting hinges for small boxes, choose narrow butt hinges as they will not protrude as far from the back of the box and will allow for more material to be left surrounding the hinge on the inside surface of the box. 5. Lower the top or bottom of the box onto the router table and move the back edge along the fence to rout the space on the edge for the hinge to fit.

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