The Wooden Box is a classic and popular woodworking project; it's fun to make and useful to have. However, crafting a box can often involve several different tools.
In this beautifully photographed book, designer and box maker Gary MacKay will introduce you to his simple techniques for making a variety of elegant and functional boxes - 30 in all - using only one tool: the scroll saw.
Organized in a progressive-learning format, Box-Making Projects for the Scroll Saw begins with the most basic box and works through to more complicated techniques.
You'll learn to make a standard box, add drawers, create a checkerboard design, and, finally, to cut box joints, employing techniques that are usually reserved for more complicated woodworking machinery.
Projects are organized in an easy-to-follow format, accompanied by colour photographs and easy-to-use patterns. There is also a chapter on wood, tools, adhesives box lining, and more.
Your final piece will be the perfect jewellery box, complete with ring tray compartments, dividers and earring holders - a splendid gift for a loved one. They'll never suspect such a beautiful box could be so easy to make.
Gary MacKay has been designing, making and selling boxes in craft galleries for over 20 years. He is a frequent contributor to Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts magazine.