Building Beautiful Boxes with Your Band Saw

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Popular Woodworking Books, Mar 1, 2000 - Crafts & Hobbies - 128 pages
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Insight and Inspiration

Fluid, elegant and unique, Lois Keener Ventura's boxes elevate woodworking to a contemporary art form. You can capture the same effects in your own work following this guide's step-by-step band saw techniques.

Whether you want to recreate these boxes as they appear here or add your own distinctive variations, this book provides the instruction and inspiration you need. From cutting to finishing, you'll find patterns, photos and clear directions that make every step easy to achieve with basic tools and materials.

Projects begin simply and progress into more elaborate designs, allowing you to build your skills as you build each new box. Best of all, these boxes are as practical as they are stunning, making them perfect pieces to sell or give as gifts.

"There's an artist that hides in the heart of every woodworker, waiting for that one inspiration to set him free."—Lois Keener Ventura

 

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This is a "must-have" book if you're interested in band saw boxes. Ventura's designs are perennial favorites - every one I've made quickly finds a home. Excellent instructions and patterns with full color examples. Her general construction and finishing instructions are excellent.

Contents

Introduction
8
Techniques
11
Getting a Good Start
12
Wood Preparation
18
Band Sawing Gluing and Clamping
31
Sanding
44
Creativity Sidebar
60
Finishing Techniques
62
The Boxes
69
Patterns and Instructions
96
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