Building a wooden box is one of the best ways to develop overall woodworking proficiency. Boxes are quick to build, require only a small amount of material, and can be made in the smallest of woodshops. Beautiful Boxes: Design and Technique is the perfect introduction to the art for beginners and intermediate woodworkers. Each chapter features a new box design, ranging from simple to complex as you work through the book, with each one illustrating a key design principle. Also included are one or two design variations for showing off your creativity and adding your own personal touches. Each chapter is beautifully illustrated with 300 colorful, instructive photographs and easy-to-follow illustrations. 176 pages. Contents: IntroductionChapter 1: Lift Lid Rectangular BoxChapter 2: Veneered BoxChapter 3: Finger Jointed ChestChapter 4: Bracelet BoxChapter 5: Jewelry BoxChapter 6: Sliding Top Jewelry Presentation BoxChapter 7: Swivel Lid BoxChapter 8: Magnetic TowerResourcesIndex About the Author: Doug Stowe, a professional woodworker for over three decades, is one of America's premier box makers. He is the author of Taunton's Complete Illustrated Guide to Box Making and Basic Box Making and appears in three feature-length DVDs. Stowe teaches woodworking in Eureka Springs, Arkansas and across the country. In 2009 he was selected as an Arkansas Living Treasure by the Arkansas Arts Council for his contributions to the craft of woodworking.
Painter's Pyramids work much like a board studded with nails, but unlike nailboards, they can be rearranged quickly for various projects, they won't leave prick marks in the surface, and they nest into a neat, compact stack for storage. This new, improved version features screw tabs for securing the pyramids when using lazy susans and other finishing fixtures. In addition, they feature a locking tab so you can "chain" or "nest" the pyramids together to create a stable surface and distribute the weight over a broader area. Molded with a slightly rounded tip from a non-stick, non-reactive polymer, they will not mar the finish or the wood. Each pyramid supports up to 200 lbs and stands about 2" high. Sold in packs of 10.New tabs allow you to nail or screw the pyramids to a fixed surface.New interlocking feature allows you to chain or nest the pyramids together, creating a firm foundation and more even distribution of weight.Lightweight and compact - perfect for jobsite use.Holes allow easy grip.Can be fastened to a sawhorse by passing a strap through the holes.Holes makes a convenient parking space for small craft brushes.Non-stick, non-reactive, non-marring.Impermeable to paint and solvents.Each triangular face measures 2-3/8" x 2-3/8" x 2-3/8".Note: Though the tip is slightly rounded, Painter's Pyramids may leave slight dimples in the surface when used with very soft woods and/or heavy projects. Use discretion in these instances.
The foolproof finishing system! Just wipe on with a clean cloth and you're ensured of professional quality results without brush marks. Stains dry to the touch in minutes. If you want a darker color, apply another coat of stain in only 6 hours. Once you're satisfied with the color, apply General Finishes's satin gel topcoat finish. Special formula repels dust between coats. No sanding needed between coats and no unpleasant smell.Note:Coded as a flammable substance by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Can not be shipped by air or through the postal systemHow To Apply the Oil Base Gel StainApplying the gel stain is a simpler process than traditional stains that require sanding between coats. Before you apply your stain however you should prep your piece to ensure the stain covers correctly. Clean the surface you plan to stain Sand the surface. The suggested grit is 120-150 grit, you want to make sure that any existing finish that might be peeling is removed so the stain applies to the actual project surface. Apply the gel stain liberally with either a cotton cloth, natural bristle brush or a poly foam brush. (Be sure to test a small area of your project to make sure it is the finish you want and that the application method you've chosen is working well for you.) Wipe off the gel stain going with the grain using a clean dry cotton cloth or high quality paper towels. Let it dry, between coats give you project a chance to dry. Drying time varies based on the size and nature of your project as well as the environment it's located in. Normally drying time ranges from 6 to 12 hours. Repeat Steps 3-5 IF you want more coverage or you want a deeper/richer finish.Suggested TopcoatTopcoat can be used as a sealer over paints and stains or as a clean finish. If you want to use a top coat the recommended topcoat is Oil Based Arm-R-Seal Urethane Topcoat (sold separately).
The Mobile Base adds a new dimension of flexibility to your Powermatic machines. Equipment previously considered immovable can easily be moved by only one person - rearrange your shop for special projects in just minutes. Made of heavy-duty all welded steel tubular frame and independently locking, non-marking wheels.FeaturesHeavy-duty frame is welded tubular steel for strong supportSteel wheels provide easy mobility, independently lock for stabilityWarranty