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Turning Boxes with Friction-Fitted Lids

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Turning Boxes with Friction-Fitted Lids

Bill Bowers

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An informative book designed for beginning and intermediate turners. Bill Bowers leads this step-by-step workshop for constructing the classic cylinder box, cylinder box variants with embellishments, the classic capsule box, and capsule box variants with chatter tool work. With over 300 color photos, each step is clearly described and illustrated, from mounting the blank on the lathe to finishing. Projects include a Raffan box, a pagoda box, the clam shell box, the gourd box, and small hollow form boxes with bottle top and finial top lids. A photo gallery helps give more ideas for new turned box styles.

Size: 8 1/2″ x 11″ | 300 color photos | 64 pp
ISBN13: 9780764330278 | Binding: soft cover


Bill Bowers is an active turner and instructor who lives in Alaska. This is his fourth book for Schiffer Publishing.