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Making heirloom boxes
Lloyd, Peter.
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Lewes : Guild of Master Craftsman Pub., 2002.
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vi, 169 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
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TT180 .L66 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize

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Peter Lloyd shares his skills and excellence in producing exquisite, solid wood boxes. Their seductive, satin-smooth finish and fine detailing beg to be touched and demonstrate beautifully Peter's trademark of using no material other than wood - even for the hinges. Follow his original designs, with clear, step-by-step instructions and photography with full plans, to achieve one-off pieces to be proud of.

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Boxes are some of the most popular woodworking projects around, and professional box maker Lloyd offers projects that are beautiful as well as useful; many use the wood's natural edges or unusual grain as a design feature. The boxes' interiors are very functional, with compartments for money, jewelry, or stationery. An especially appealing design feature is the use of solid wooden hinges, which are both functional and attractive. This title was originally published in Britain, which poses no problem, as measurement conversions are provided. However, the use of the term belt linisher for belt sander will sound somewhat wacky to most American readers. Filled with numerous attractive designs, this title should be part of any woodworking collection. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. vi
1 Sourcing and seasoning woodp. 3
2 Tools and equipmentp. 7
3 Basic techniquesp. 25
Pivot Hinge
4 Desk boxp. 39
5 Tilt hinge boxp. 47
6 Mitered finger-hole boxp. 55
7 Cash boxp. 63
8 Writing slopep. 75
Strap Hinge
9 Work boxp. 91
10 Stationery boxp. 105
Back Hinge
11 Jewelry boxp. 121
12 Chess boxp. 135
From the Inside Out
13 Spoon boxp. 151
14 Skeleton boxp. 157
Galleryp. 164
About the authorp. 166
Indexp. 168