Beautiful Boxes Design and Technique by Doug Stowe

By Doug Stowe

Construct your abilities and information of woodworking. attractive packing containers: layout and process is ideal for the newbie to intermediate woodworker. every one bankruptcy encompasses a new field layout – starting from basic to complicated as you're employed throughout the booklet, with each illustrating a key layout principle:
• Harmony
• Rhythm
• Texture
• Contrast
The great thing about wood containers. development a wood field is among the top how you can advance total woodworking talent. packing containers are fast to construct, require just a small volume of fabric (affordable!), and will be made within the smallest of woodshops. better of all, captivating, hand crafted bins make the right gift.
8 stunning field initiatives. This all-new number of beautiful packing containers deals step by step guideline for construction 8 detailed containers. additionally incorporated are one or layout adaptations for displaying off your creativity and including your individual own touches. every one bankruptcy is fantastically illustrated with three hundred colourful, instructive images and easy-to-follow illustrations.
• carry Lid oblong Box
• Veneered Box
• Finger Jointed Chest
• Bracelet Box
• jewellery Box
• Sliding most sensible jewellery Presentation Box
• Swivel Lid Box
• Magnetic Tower

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B Use a crosscut sled on the tablesaw to cut the Baltic-birch plywood bottom to length. A L i f t- L i d R e c t a n g u l a r B ox 27 3. The next step is the same for either the 1⁄ 8-in. 1⁄4-in. stock. Set the height of the tablesaw blade or 3 ⁄ 16 in. (photo C ) at C 4. Set the fence 1⁄ 8 in. away from the blade and pass each box side through the cut, using a push stick to hold it firmly down on the tablesaw. Make certain that the bottom edge of each piece is against the fence for this operation.

Rabbet the edges of the lid to Make the lid from contrasting hardwood. This one is spalted sycamore. B fit the box. A notched push stick pulls the workpiece through the cut and holds it tight to the accessory fence at the same time. A L i f t- L i d R e c t a n g u l a r B ox 33 design options Explore Shape and Keep Secrets altering the lines on the underside of the box offers the opportunity to add a secret compartment that becomes apparent only when the contents are removed and a lined panel is lifted out.

It consists of bands of light and dark and of subtle differences in hue. A single species of wood will have darker lines of grain; use woods of that darker color for accent or to provide contrast. For example, the dark grain lines in white oak are nearly the same hue as the background color of walnut. Take your cue from what you find in the grain, and your use of contrasting wood won’t be far off the mark. I’ve found that it is important to have a good reason for your use of color. It’s more effective when Color in boxmaking can come from either the wood itself or from an applied finish.

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