Paperback: 128 pages
Publisher: Spring House Press (October 15, 2015)
Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.3 x 8 inches
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Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (153 customer reviews)
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The designs in David Picciuto's book are artistically inspired and one-of-a kind. The instructions in his book are detailed, and contain a wealth of instructional color photos. I also enjoyed the photo gallery at the end of the book with bandsaw box designs submitted from the US and Europe.Bandsaw box making has opened up a new area of woodworking for me; where complex joinery and precision cutting give way to flowing geometries.Update: Since buying David's book I have built six of his designs. Once you get the basics down, the construction goes fast..it is the shaping and finishing that takes the real time, but the results are well-worth it.
Love this book! Finally...a woodworking book that's clean, simple, and easy to follow with great looking projects. I don't need 200 pages to learn how to make a box (...and these are all good looking, by the way.) This is a great go-to book that will get you jump started on making something on your bandsaw...and with Christmas coming, I will be making quite a few. Also, I really like the "Raise a Glass" section at the end of each project!
Love this book - my first woodworking book - super helpful and David was very responsive on sending the templates - if I could rate it 6 stars I would - can't wait for the next one.
Best bandsaw box book I have ever breached. Illiteration aside, the book is full of great pictures and ideas to get you excited about creating a bandsaw masterpiece.Inspirational to say the least.
If you know the work of David Picciuto (a.n.a. the Drunken Woodworker) then you will already know the quality and care that goes into his projects (and his irreverent manner). If you've just come across this book ...welcome to the Drunken Woodworkers Universe.Passion for design and the joy of making something by hand are, I think, hallmarks of David's work. This book is crafted with the same attention to detail, wonder of design and joy of handcrafting.Instructions are clear, simple and well laid out with ample photos of the process and finished project. The designs are definitely a new direction in Bandsaw Box making. The use of combining different timbers, including ply wood adds to the aesthetic simplicity. If you are new to woodworking or more experienced there is something here for you. Sure some experience and knowledge of band saws is assumed but chances are you don't have one without first getting to know the basics of set up and use. The easier projects presented in David's new book will be great ways of developing band saw technique; the other projects may cause some trepidation but its about the process and the experience; the learning and pushing of individual style and design. The inclusion of photos, from some of the Drunken Woodworkers followers, in the Gallery at the back of the book demonstrates to some extent the impact of David's designs.If you're into woodwork this is a must buy. If you know someone who is into woodwork this will make a great gift. If you're not into woodwork buy this book and let it inspire you to make something.
Initially, I was slightly disappointed with the actual size of the book. For whatever reason, I expected something larger. The first page gives you a quick overview of why bandsaw boxes are worth the time (as if we didn't already know). Page 2 literally dives right into your first box.This book is not for beginners, perhaps David should have spent a page or two on setup, blade selection and why, and overall bandsaw care and operations but then again, that stuff is boring and covered at great lengths in other books and videos and I think it would have been a waste of time. This book doesn't have that information in it.The 8 boxes that are explained in detail are great starting points for the world of bandsaw boxes and while I've made 3 or 4 boxes in my day I'm eager to try out all 8 in the coming weeks.The pictures are clean and professional, the explanation in the step by step instructions are concise and his little raise a glass section is entertaining. For a first book this is great and I'm already ready for the next.
This book is so timely as I prepare to create gifts for Christmas. It is very simple to follow...perfectly to the point without a bunch of nonsense to go through. If you haven't seen Dave do his thing on YouTube you are missing a wonderful experience.
The Drunk Woodworker is the best thing to happen to youtube and now the best thing to happen to books.
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