Paperback: 128 pages
Publisher: Sterling Pub Co Inc (August 1985)
Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 7.2 x 9.2 inches
Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
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Ok I bought a bandsaw so I wanted to add to my woodworking resource library. This book has lots of useful tips and great projects. I am glad I bought it and would recommend it. It has scaled easy-to-replicate drawings that can be used. It even shows you how to make boxes out of any wood, scap 2 x 4's etc.
As a relative newcomer to the bandsaw world (I made my first bandsaw project less than six months ago) I'm very glad to find a copy of this book, which I had highly recommended to me. I've already made the turtle box with minimal problems.The author does seem to assume a bit more woodworking skills than I have, so I need to "read between the lines" for some of the explanations. But, I like the ideas and I'm sure I'll be able to make more of these boxes.The author does include pictures of the projects (multiple views for the more complex ones) and scalable diagrams to lay out the cuts. He also has suggestions for types of wood and for finishing.And, the box designs are fun, even whimsical!
Truthfully, I feel kinda cheated by the book even though it was a used copy at a very low price. I say cheated because the author, though clearly a master craftsman was terribly skimpy with descriptive text as well as illustrations, particularly photos. In fact, I don't think there is a single pic of a project in progress. One doesn't realize the inadequacy of the directions until a project is undertaken. I'd much prefer a book with half the number of projects, twice the content for each and, perhaps, a 50 percent hike of the price.The band saw can perform such satisfying work but, apart from the table saw, it is probably the most dangerous power tool in the shop. Please don't try these projects unless you are a well experienced woodworker.
I purchased a band saw and wanted a "beginner's" book on how to make band saw boxes. This book has been wonderful. It's simple, easy to understand and I would recommend it to anyone who wants to learn this beautiful craft.
This book was very disappointing by showing everything anyone would want to know about the bandsaw/ Very little informationon how to build boxes. Also, the book I received was tattered, pages loose and in poor shape. Would not recommend.
This is a good book for learning the basics about band saw box making. However, I found the designs fairly basic and lacked the artistic flair I was looking for in purchaasing another book on box making.
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