First Palm box

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Project by Mrkixx posted 06-01-2016 04:01 AM 849 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Ok, so this has been a work in progress for a quite a while, I started this project and then I had no time to finish it. then I couldn’t find it, then it was found, so I put it a side somewhere I knew I would find it, but then we decided to have a garage sale. So I had to cover up all my tools, then of course again I couldn’t work on the box or anything at all. Well my friends, to day was the day I said that it was getting done no matter what. And here it is, now this box is just my test piece, it was a lot easier than I thought it would be, now I see why it’s the go to item at Christmas time.
Now I do have to ask, am I suppose to glue my hinge pin in on one side, because the pin turns when I open and close the lid as can be seen in pics 4 & 5. Your thoughts and comments are welcome, oh by the way the box is made with 2×4 pine milled down to 3/4” for the front, back, sides & bottom and the top is poplar.

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#1 posted 06-01-2016 11:52 AM

Very cool box. I really like that style of hinge!!


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#2 posted 06-01-2016 02:43 PM

That is a nice little box, that I’m very familiar with.
Last week I spent a half day making different versions to show a client. I ended up being able to produce one in about 13min, by that time I did have a few jigs set up to ease construction.
You might look at wood dowels instead of metal, I use 3/16” and glue the outside while the inside has a bit of wax on it. Also you might want to use a dremmel or round file to put a small notch on the bottom side of the front so you can get a fingernail under the lid for opening.
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#3 posted 06-04-2016 02:52 AM

Cute box with a great hinge design.

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