smartBoxmaker – Fine Wooden Boxes


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polished brass smartHinge available again

full range, including original smartLock available very soon

polished brass • solid stainless steel • gold plated

smartWarethe original and best!




In normal times this site offers my popular weekend and 6 day box making courses, along with top quality box hardware and a select range of box making materials and aids.


But these are not normal times and I can’t run my courses for now, so instead I’m offering a convenient and cost-effective alternative:



smartBoxmaker distance learning sessions are custom, one-to-one, online ‘ZOOM’ sessions, usually 90 minutes long. Basically you get to visit me in my workshop and ask me anything you like from the comfort of your own home or workshop, wherever you are in the world.


During your virtual visit any box-related topic or process can be discussed and demonstrated – curves, inlays, veneering, book-matching, design, construction, anything in my books – it’s up to you.




free trial session: not sure whether this is right for you? I offer a free 20 minute trial session – just let me know what you’re interested in, some times that would suit you, and I will get back to you …


Please click here for more details, and email me if you have any queries or to book your free trial session.




smartWare smartHinge & smartLock – is the hardware of choice for discerning box makers, professional and amateur alike, across the globe.


But demand has always hugely outstripped supply so I’ve recently been working with an excellent new UK manufacturer with a view to substantially increasing production, whilst still maintaining the quality and consistency that I demand for myself and my customers.


I hope very soon to be able to announce that the full range is available again. For news on this and other box related matters please subscribe to my newsletter, blue button at the bottom of any page.

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