"Swirl" a Palm Box

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Project by Andy posted 12-08-2010 07:42 AM 4950 views 16 times favorited 31 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Another Palm Box, this one is bubinga with a highly figured piece of myrtlewood for the lid.
The finish is Deft lacquer, the lining is a piece of fabric from an old Disco outfit. Not really, but it wasnt a good choice. The jewelry is something I got my wife from one of those machines at a pizza parlor, the one that takes two quarters and has the crane with a claw that drops down and comes up empty most of the time. Well, I got this :-)

-- If I can do it, so can you.

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#1 posted 12-08-2010 07:48 AM

Beautiful ,love the woods and design.

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 12-08-2010 07:53 AM

what a beautiful little box, nice work.

-- RStadler

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#3 posted 12-08-2010 08:15 AM

Like it! A lot!

-- Darrell B.

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#4 posted 12-08-2010 08:33 AM

Awesome job again, I looked at your tutorial and i am going to make one this weekend. Thanks alot.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#5 posted 12-08-2010 08:38 AM

Andy, your’e obviously the man when it comes to boxes, this is another beautiful put together piece

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#6 posted 12-08-2010 09:34 AM

Great Box Andy !

Question : That myrtlewood is it a soft wood !!
I dont think have that wood in Australia !!!

Like the features of it , you gave it poetic justice !!

Good stuff Andy !

-- Think,Dream,Inspire,Create ! your Shed is waiting for You !

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#7 posted 12-08-2010 11:39 AM

Another gem Andy. Keep ‘em coming…

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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#8 posted 12-08-2010 12:11 PM

Your palm boxes look great Andy. They would make great gifts for Christmas and could be used to store a lot of different things.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#9 posted 12-08-2010 12:46 PM

As always great job, you making these in your sleep? LOL

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#10 posted 12-08-2010 01:01 PM


andy dandy

making something beautiful
from scraps

what a gift


-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#11 posted 12-08-2010 01:18 PM

Yet another beautiful box – thanks for the inspiration! Like the simple, elegant design…

-- 4thumbs in MO

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#12 posted 12-08-2010 02:39 PM

Your finishes bring out the best in the woods you use. I would love to learn to apply finishes the way you do.

-- Al, Culpeper VA

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#13 posted 12-08-2010 03:05 PM

Andy, I love the palm boxes. I tried to make my first box yesterday and learned some things, but don’t think I even want to post pictures on here. Any chance of you posting some directions for my skill building?

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#14 posted 12-08-2010 03:35 PM

Very nice. You do such beautiful work.
And I love the name.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#15 posted 12-08-2010 04:38 PM

Hi Andy – I just love your boxes – each and every one of them, This is another beauty!


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