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Recently, I have been dealing with an addiction. My name is Pruette and I’m addicted to making boxes. I can’t say that I wasn’t warned in advance – but really, you can’t get addicted after making just one, can you?

Apparently, box making is like lays potato chip laced with “crack” to the typical woodworker; You can’t get by with one. In the past two weeks I’ve made 5 specific box making jigs (most of which can be found in Doug Stowe’s “Basic Box Making” by Taunton Press) and about 20 boxes.

Here are the only two with photos. On the left is a walnut box with finger joints. The box on the right is mitered with maple keys. Both have tops made from Ambrosia Maple.

The other thing you need to know about box making is that it leads to other addictions like craft fairs.

Pray for me…

-- When the tide goes out you see who's been skinny dipping.





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pyromedic602

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#1 posted 1992 days ago

very nice box’s I find that I get addicted very easily in wood working so I am staying away from box’s for now.

-- Pyromedic602, free wood is always good wood

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scopemonkey

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#2 posted 1992 days ago

Great boxes. I enjoyed the Basic Box Making book as well—found it in my local library. Don’t worry about being addicted. If you think boxes are addicting…..wait until you get a lathe!

-- GSY from N. Idaho

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gbvinc

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#3 posted 1992 days ago

Boxes are addictive, aren’t they. Love the Ambrosia Maple tops!

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Dan'um Style

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#4 posted 1992 days ago

woodworking is a hoot ! great way to express yourself … very expressive boxes !

welcome to lumberjocks

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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Wingstress

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#5 posted 1992 days ago

I fully understand the addiction part. I have a list of about 20 boxes I’d like to make, but I always seem to make something for a gift or more practical. I think after this round of Christmas gifts is over, I’m going to have my own Christmas and buy a bunch of really expensive wood and make a bunch of boxes, humidors, and clocks and just line the walls of my shop with them. I don’t need them, I don’t want to sell them, I just want to build them. Is that so wrong?

-- Tom, Simsbury, CT

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woodworm

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#6 posted 1992 days ago

Very nice boxes.

When a woodworker addicted to box making, usually he is double addicted.
First addicted to making box and second addicted to making jig for cutting joints, pattern, inlay etc.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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Blake

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#7 posted 1992 days ago

Wow, these are awesome! But be careful, the slippery slope leads to a downward spiral. I used to just be addicted to box making. Now I am hittin’ the hard stuff on a regular basis. Box making leads to furniture making. What they say is true.

-- Happy woodworking! http://www.openarmsphotography.com

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TraumaJacques

433 posts in 2006 days


#8 posted 1992 days ago

Most furniture are nothing but big boxes. Join the addicted groupe and take it one day at the time.

-- All bleeding will eventually stop.

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Zuki

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#9 posted 1991 days ago

lol

I have that same DVD and have been watching it over the past week. Have not started making boxes, however I have been tempted. Maybe I should lay off the dust . . . saw dust . . . for a while.

-- BLOG - http://www.colorfulcanary.com/search/label/Zuki

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rpmurphy509

288 posts in 2360 days


#10 posted 1991 days ago

LOL – This is like asking for help from your ‘dealer’.
Think we’re all a little addicted to this stuff.

Great looking boxes too!

-- Still learning everything

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Blake

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#11 posted 1991 days ago

Lately I’ve been binging.

-- Happy woodworking! http://www.openarmsphotography.com

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MsDebbieP

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#12 posted 1991 days ago

now I’m going to be addicted to looking at your beautiful boxes!!!

I think there are a lot of wood-addicts on here that need some prayin’ done for them :) Lucky me- I get to see the creations

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Jim Crockett (USN Retired)

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#13 posted 1991 days ago

If you liked Doug Stone’s book – “Basic Box Making”, you should get the DVD. It is the next thing to having him standing over your shoulder helping you!

Jim

-- A veteran is someone who, at one point in his/her life, wrote a blank check made payable to "The United States of America," for an amount of "up to and including his/her life".

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psquared

46 posts in 2011 days


#14 posted 1991 days ago

Thanks for all of the positive feedback. My wife had no idea that she was creating a monster when she bought me Stowe’s book and DVD.

-- When the tide goes out you see who's been skinny dipping.

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trifern

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#15 posted 1990 days ago

Gorgeous boxes. I especially like the one on the right. Thanks for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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