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Puzzle Boxes

Fun and Intriguing Bandsaw Projects

By Jeff Vollmer

Format: Paperback

SKU# V6858

Puzzle Boxes Author Jeff Vollmer shows you how to set up your band saw and how to cut, glue up, sand, fit and finish these amazing puzzle boxes.

Have you ever thought inside the box? These bandsawn boxes could be the most intriguing and fun projects you've ever made.

Author Jeff Vollmer describes his boxes as key-and-slide — cut a dovetail key, cut a slider piece, cut another key, cut another slider. That's the puzzle or "combination" you use to get to the chamber or heart of the box.

Then you cut out the guts of the box to create a chamber. But wait, there's more! Then you cut another box from the guts, then another box or drawer from those pieces, then another and maybe another until things get too small to handle safely.

Any type wood can be used to make these boxes— wood with holes, cracks, splits, insect and wormholes, spalting and burls. Jeff calls these flaws "opportunities" to become creative.

SKU V6858
Author/Speaker/Editor Jeff Vollmer
File/Trim Size 10.875 x 8.25
Format Paperback
ISBN 13 9781440322785
Number Of Pages 144

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not for beginners! Review by Phillip

Lovely photos; and lots of photos, but no dimensioned drawings! Come on, how's a beginner supposed to know how big to make the keys, for instance? Or he's supposed to guess at the overall shape ? Not a thorough presentation. Could be that they are concerned about competition?

(Posted on 1/24/2013)

Great beginners book Review by Tim

Being a beginner in trying puzzle boxes, I thought this book was an excellent choice for me.

Ordering online and not being able to "thumb through" the pages usually means you are taking a chance the book will be useful to you. This book was made to order for a beginner. Every page has full color pictures, usually several of each step.

This book will give you the basics and a few projects to make. I would not hesitate to branch off on my own design now since I know how these boxes work and the basics.

The only thing I didn't like was where a few steps didn't have pictures of the cut after it was made, or exactly where it was made, so you could see what that piece looked like off the box.

Overall an excellent book and I would recommend it to any beginner who has an interest in making puzzle boxes.

(Posted on 7/5/2012)

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