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Project by boxshop1345 posted 04-28-2015 02:03 AM 1403 views 4 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made this for my wife. It is walnut sides border with mapleand toped with black palm wood still have to do a high gloss sanding with 800 to 3000 grit but looks good so far

-- -jason





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doubleDD

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#1 posted 04-28-2015 03:06 AM

This is really nice looking. The maple accents the palm perfect. I have some black palm and red palm. You just gave me an idea. Nice work.
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-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#2 posted 04-28-2015 04:32 AM

Gorgeous piece and beautiful finish! You outdid yourself!

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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#3 posted 04-28-2015 07:47 AM

Looks great. Should make for a nice gift – hope that she gets happy!
Newer had access to palmtree- how is it to work with?

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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boxshop1345

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#4 posted 04-28-2015 01:26 PM

Kaerlighedsbamsen black palm is not to bad lot of splintering I find if you sand it before you cut it make it less likely to splinter other then that it not difficult to use and matching it up is easy due to the grain that piece is actually 3 pieces of palm

-- -jason

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#5 posted 04-28-2015 01:34 PM

It’s a very nice project. Congratulations and welcome to Lumberjocks.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#6 posted 04-28-2015 04:35 PM

Thanks Jason. Is the top veneered on another material or palm all the way through?

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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#7 posted 04-28-2015 04:59 PM

Very cool! I am excited to see how it looks once you’ve applied finish. What will you use as finish?

-- "I have learned from my mistakes, and I am sure I can repeat them exactly" — Peter Cook

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#8 posted 04-28-2015 05:10 PM

Jason,
Punctuation is a wonderful thing. You might consider it.
Roger

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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boxshop1345

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#9 posted 04-28-2015 06:11 PM

Kaerlighedsbamsen black palm is not to bad lot of splintering I find if you sand it before you cut it make it less likely to splinter other then that it not difficult to use and matching it up is easy due to the grain that piece is actually 3 pieces of palm

-- -jason

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boxshop1345

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#10 posted 04-28-2015 06:14 PM

kaerlighedsbamsen, it is palm all the way through. I have not had much time to experiment with veneer. Also prefer to use solid wood to veneer may when I get time and work slowdown I will venture with veneer.

-- -jason

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#11 posted 04-29-2015 04:13 AM

Very nice. I’m impressed. How difficult is the palm to work with?

-- David

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#12 posted 04-29-2015 11:58 AM

david, the palm is easy to work with, just have to be careful of splinters. when some would use a hand planer to shave down wood to match up is not possible due to the fibers so would cause excessive splinters. using a band saw to cut it I didn’t try I would image cause of the grain the blade would most likely veer with it.

-- -jason

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