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Forum topic by fotomaker57 posted 11-08-2009 08:50 PM 1077 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-08-2009 08:50 PM

I am interested in making some boxes. Can you folks recommend some books on box making that you have found helpful? Thanks in advance for your time.

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#1 posted 11-08-2009 08:57 PM

Doug Stowe has a couple of excellent books out on box making, both published by Taunton I would start there.

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#2 posted 11-08-2009 09:26 PM

Here is a listing of Doug Stow’s books on box making. Another author to consider, if you are interested in band saw boxes, is Lois Ventura.

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#3 posted 11-09-2009 12:09 AM

I have a book called box by box from Popular Woodworking. Jim Stack is the author. It has about 20 very nice plans in it.

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#4 posted 11-09-2009 12:24 AM

I learned a lot from Box-Making Basics by David M. Freedman. When I am looking for such a book, I will often check it out from the library first to be sure that it is what I want before I buy it.

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#5 posted 11-09-2009 07:17 AM

Thanks guys. That should get me started.

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#6 posted 11-09-2009 08:16 PM

These are the box-making references that I have purchased and found to be helpful:

Doug Stowe: – Basic Box Making (book) – Basic Box Making (DVD) – Simply Beautiful Boxes (book) – Creating Beautiful Boxes with Inlay Techniques (book) – Taunton’s Complete Illustrated Guide to Box Making (book)

David M. Freedman – Box Making Basics (book)

Jim Stack – Box by Box (book)

I always check for books. I can often get the book I want, in new or slightly used condition, for less than half of what I would pay anywhere else.


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#7 posted 11-10-2009 08:37 PM

Doug Stowe has excellent book and DVD I’ve put the links below. I have the book and the DVD the book is great and the DVD is excellent, if you get the book make sure to get the DVD it has tons of information not in the book.

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