Andrew Crawford

Fine Decorative Boxes

friends, links and resources

This area is in the process of being thinned out and the remaining links divided out between my new specialist sites. Please check back soon when it will leaner, more relevant to this site and more up to date.

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This page provides links to other sites of interest. Most belong to craftsmen and women and are wood or music related in one way or another. Others are directories or sites offering interesting products and services.

Please email me if you would like to set up a reciprocal link or if I’ve agreed to a link already and it needs updating, is mis-categorised or doesn’t appear at all. Any request that starts “Dear Webmaster, I found your great website … ” will be instantly binned as I will know it’s an automated request!

If you still have a link to my very old address at please update this to point to – and please just use the domain ending in ‘.com’. By the very nature of this sort of list it will be constantly growing so please bookmark and visit again.

I put all the newest links at the top before they get lost in the murky depths below …

Virtual Shropshire

Shropshire Tourism

Discover Shropshire

Acton Scott Farm Museum

Peter Lloyd – fine hardwood boxes – maker of beautiful English hardwood boxes, old friend and my co-author on the ‘Celebrating Boxes’ book.

Why not come and do a weekend box making course?
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for details and available dates.

newest links:

Martin Doyle FlutesMartin Doyle is an Irish flute maker whose simple system wooden flutes are renowned for their ease of playing and quality of tone.
David Barron – handmade contemporary modern wooden furniture, boxes and tools
Tom Rodgers – wooden flutes for folk and early music. Hand made in England.
Lee Sinclair – designer and maker of fine modern furniture
ArtBoxes by Andy – strives to capture that emotion with the careful blending of woods, where figured grain paints a picture against a colorful background.
Alex Springall Fine WoodworkAustralian wooden furniture, boxes and gifts. Contemporary Design – Traditional Skills
WD Sweet Flutes – premium instruments for traditional music
Sweetheart Flute Co. – wooden flute maker specializing in Irish flutes, pennywhistles, military fifes, baroque flutes, renaissance fifes, folk flutes, piccolos, wooden whistles and tabor pipes
My Workshop – Steve Altman’s beautiful boxes
Beautiful Boxes – made by Philip Sewell
Graham Raynerdesigner and maker of fine free standing and fixed furniture
Christine und David Puschendorf – some beautiful carving, musical instruments and furniture here
Al Ladd – Fine Edge WoodworkingJewelry boxes and cutting boards handcrafted by a skilled artisan with twenty six years jewelry box making experience”
Belsize Baroque – leading amateur baroque orchestra based in London
Transparent Dreams Stained Glass – exceptional stained glass and beveled glass incorporating innovative design with precision craftsmanship. Web site includes many images and information to help potential buyers become savvy consumers of this wonderful art form.
Heller and Heller – beautiful custom furniture from Dave and Jennifer Heller in Oakton, Virginia
Musical Flutes – Rex Oakland’s excellent site for new and used flutes
64 Spoons – blimey, we must have made it after all – we’re on wikipedia!
Alex Langlands – one of the three presenters of the popular BBC2 series ‘Victorian Farm’, filmed here on the Acton Scott estate
Ruth Goodman – the female one of the presenters of the popular BBC2 series ‘Victorian Farm’, filmed here on the Acton Scott estate
Custom made musical arrangements – perhaps you have always been waiting for – the ‘Weddingmarch’ by Mendelssohn arranged for piccolo, 3 French horns, dulcimer and contrabassoon? – in which case this is just the man you are looking for!
Woodshopics – free hand tool storage rack plans, a great home-made router table and many other woodworking ideas – as featured in the October 2008 issue of American Woodworker
Woodshopbits – router bits at exceptional prices!
Matej Zupan – excellent flute player and teacher from Slovenia
Bird in the Hand – close encounters with birds of prey in the beautiful Shropshire countryside
Mannerston Boxes – Digby Morrow is a craftsman who makes fine decorative hardwood boxes in his workshop on the outskirts of Linlithgow, near Edinburgh
‘Ol Dave’s Woodshop – Where woodworkers are not all Pros
The Little Box Shop – Finely crafted rustic jewelry boxes, rustic keepsake boxes and furnishings
Woodworking Workshop – visit Fine Furniture Maker for more information about our Woodworking Workshops
Woodworking Design – please visit Fine Furniture Maker for fantastic Woodworking Design
Classic Hand Tools – ‘Buy Wonderful Hand Tools & Books online with good old fashioned friendly service backed up with in depth knowledge and expertise’. Excellent and comprehensive site
Transparent Dreams Stained Glass – innovative design and superior craftsmanship in stained and beveled glass. Shipping worldwide. Site includes info on how to become a savvy consumer of this wonderful art form. – the web’s most complete resource center for woodworkers
Emily Cross Creations – friend and fellow woodworker now has her own site with some great ideas …
Pauli Frames – high quality hand finished picture frames at a competitive price for photographers, artists, interior designers, art galleries and private residential clients
Simon Denison Photography – specialising in high quality black-and-white ‘Human Landscapes’
N. J. Dean & Co – music Boxes & Musical Jewellery Boxes, plus a selection of music & jewellery gifts
E-treasures – based near Glasgow, Scotland is your first online store for buying fine antique and modern jewellery for birthday or anniversary gifts
Halstead Music – excellent new site devoted to all things relating to the horn set up by Tony Halstead – conductor, director, harpsichordist and horn player extraordinaire …
Jacqueline Sorel – the website of recorder maker Jacqueline Sorel
Puzzle Box World – Unique Japanese secret puzzle boxes and more from around the world
Veneer Inlay Australia
Box Makers Brassware – The Jeremy Broun Woodsite – furniture, books, videos etc.
Firescribble – Brad Hurley’s website – a writer and editor based in Montreal, specializing in the subjects of global environmental change, ecology and field biology, and natural history. Includes an excellent area devoted to the Irish flute.
Tony Ward – fine wooden sculptured boxes from the Blue Mountains, NSW, Australia
Ray Sloan – maker of Uilleann Pipes and Scottish Smallpipes
Walsh Brothers Clocks Jewellery and Fashion Watches – Jewellery and Fashion Watches: High street Jewellery shop with a wide range and international delivery
Barry Horton – beautiful handcrafted shaker boxes and much more – website set up by Barnaby Scott [of Waywood] to promote UK designer/makers of furniture and similar
Peter Shaughnessy – an innovative and unique twist on art as form and function
Andrew Poder

books magazines and plans:

Creative Woodworks & Crafts Magazine Online
Cabinet Making Magazine
Creative Woodcraft Plans
Good Woodworking
Popular Woodworking magazine
Stobart Davies Ltd – publishers of ‘The Book of Boxes’ and ‘Celebrating Boxes’
The Taunton Press – Fine Woodworking, Fine Homebuilding, Cooking, Gardening and much more
Woodworker’s Journal
The WOODWORKERS LIBRARY – the site of Linden Publishing, US publisher of the ‘Celebrating Boxes’ book
WW Plans for Board Games


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boxes of all sorts:

Celebrating Boxes – website featuring the makers who took part in the show set up by me and Peter Lloyd in 2001
Jewelry Boxes from Gifts of Wood Treasures – Jewelry Boxes, Wooden Bowls, Inlay Bandings of natural wood, no stains, clear finish at a reasonable prices
Biesanz Woodworks
Blue Heron Woodworks – Fine Handmade Boxes, Furnishings, and Hair Ornaments
Nigel Bridges
Box Clever – Jewelry Boxes by Dave Blundell
Boxes & Folding Cartons
Boxes for Gifts
Christopher Vickers – excellent quality ‘Arts and Crafts’ furniture and boxes.
Crafts, Woodworking, Clocks
David Charlesworth – excellent maker and teacher running full and part time furniture making courses
David Trubridge
Douglas Stowe
Glenn Elvig
Roger Gifkins – maker of fine quality boxes and inventor of the excellent Gifkins dovetail jig
Michael Hamilton & Dee Roberts

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craft malls and directories:
Arts & Craft Links
Australian Wood Artisan
Craft Emporium
Craft Links – UK Crafts Sites Search Engine
Craftopia Lobby
Custom Furniture, Woodworkers
Exmoor Producers Association
Once A Tree
The Art of Living
The Best Things
The Brit Index
The Woodworker’s Library
Woodworkers Directory
Woodworking Hobbies Directory
WorldsBestART Online

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individual crafts men and women:
Andrew Silvestri’s Woodworking Home Page
Christopher Vickers – Furniture
David White – Designer and Maker of Fine Furniture
Dymond’s Woodworks
Elizabeth Bollwitt – Hand carved frames and mirrors. These unique frames serve perfectly as art, furniture accessories, house and home decorations and decor.
Fritz Rendall
Graham H. Gregory Design Ltd
Johanna Hamann
Monarch Woodturning – dedicated to the art and craft of Woodturning, featuring a Gallery of Roddy Moyes’ work.Ê
Natural Tree Furniture by Smith Industries – free form stick and twig furnishings handcrafted by artisan Ray Smith. environmentally responsible designs ~ specializing in cat tree furniture.
NW Finewoodworking
Peter Hall & Sons
Peter Lowe
Peters Platters
Philip Koomen Furniture
Robinson Custom Inlays
One Guy Light Co. – Featuring hand crafted rustic lights, antler lighting & punched tin light fixtures for any log or country style home.
Steven Kennard Woodturner
The Rocking Horse Shop
Traditional, Handcrafted Pewter
Veneer Inlay Australia
Wayne’s Woodcrafts – Unique scroll sawn wooden treasures


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Tools and general suppliers: – best possible pricing on tools. Recently started marketing in Canada and the US, soon to expand to include UK and others
Axminster Power Tools – enormous selection of power tools and machines
Ball & Ball – Cabinet and furniture hardware and much more.
Brusso Brass Hardware  – very high quality machined fittings.
Craft Supplies Ltd.
Creative Woodcraft Plans – 600+ Woodworking Project Plans
Garrett Wade Woodworking Tools
Guitar Shop Supply
Humidor Hinges, Accessories
Humidor Inserts, Airators etc
Luthier Supplies
Joseph Marples
Museum of Woodworking Tools
Northern Tonewood Company
D.F.Richards (Veneers) Ltd
Rockler Woodworking & Hardware
Rustins Limited
Spryco – some interesting and hard to get catches, hinges and other hardware
The ToolPost – fully on-line UK based transaction-enabled toolshop for woodturners and woodworkers
A & E Squire Ltd – good quality locks and much more
Luis’ Woodworking Page – for a huge number of [mainly US] hardware and other woodwork related suppliers and websites.
The Woodcut Trading Company – online tools and equipment…
DICK fine tools  – German tool company with many fine tools, order their excellent catalogue
The Woodworking Catalog


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Miscellaneous unsorted:

Ballooning Links
English Heritage
Collector Cafe
Clerkenwell Green Association
HM Customs & Excise
Hotel Pattee
Internet Ballooning Database
Ordnance Survey
The Patent Office
The Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust
The Rainforest Site
Thinking Hand Video
Traditional, Handcrafted Pewter
Web Pages That Suck


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Woodwork general:
Antique Restorations – The Complete Antique Furniture Restoration Service
TIMBERWeb – the world’s leading eMarket for timber/lumber and forest products.
Veneer Inlay Australia

Wood & Metal Crafts
WoodCentral – excellent and diverse site hosted by Ellis Walentine
Wood World – Main Menu
Woodworkers Directory – very comprehensive, well laid out site.
Woodworking Hobbies Directory

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