"Class Act" a Palm Box

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Project by Andy posted 12-09-2010 05:49 PM 3653 views 13 times favorited 34 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Update: I gave this box to Mary.
Another Palm Box, this one in bloodwood with a wild piece of cherry.
The button is wenge, maple and bloodwood. It was made by laminating the strips together and cutting it out with a plug cutter, then shaped on the drum sander. I pinned the lid in place and taped it shut so it wouldnt squirm and bored the seat on the drill press with a forstner bit. I offset the seat, more of the button is on the lid than the body, it prevents the button from falling down while working with it and its less tedious than trying to get it perfectly centered and it missing the mark by even a little. I then glued the button to the lid only, and sanded the back edge just enough so it would slide over the lip of the box and rest in place.
Photo #3 is just to illustrate the size of the box, I do have several of these old bottles caps we found in the wall of our house during a remodel, but I dont keep them in a box like this.
I finished with lacquer because it doesnt darken the wood like an oil tends to.
Thanks for looking.

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

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#1 posted 12-09-2010 05:59 PM

You’re on a roll with this new style, Andy. This one is a real beauty!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#2 posted 12-09-2010 06:05 PM

Another beauty Andy…you definately have an eye for design.

-- gbear, Carmichael, CA

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#3 posted 12-09-2010 06:08 PM

Sharp looking box Andy. I like the button and wood combinations.

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#4 posted 12-09-2010 06:11 PM

wow, andy. the workpace is amazing. i really admire your finishes and the photography!!

greetings from the netherlands



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#5 posted 12-09-2010 06:24 PM

this whole series is exceptional andy

sure inspiring


well done

-- 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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#6 posted 12-09-2010 06:25 PM

now that is another great box…i just love doing boxes….what is it andy…why is it we love doing boxes…its kinda curious to me….but i sure love doing them myself…now as to the front button…why didnt you glue the button on both sides…it would have made it stronger and made the box more structurally more strong too….ahh haaaaa got ya….if ya had glued it…it would have been quite frustrating for the one who got it …could you see them trying to open it…nothing more frustrating then to not be able to open that box…ya just gotta know what is inside…lol…..especially if you put a little something inside that would move and rattle…you have to understand i grew up with three sisters… a natural tease…lol….thanks any…as soon as this cold snap lifts im going to do some boxes myself…grizzman

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#7 posted 12-09-2010 06:34 PM

These boxes are beautiful projects, Andy.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#8 posted 12-09-2010 07:02 PM

Wild Cherry that some nice looking wood . I’m going to have to try some of these boxes. You make them look so nice , just hope I can come up with some good wood choices.

-- Paul , Calfornia

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#9 posted 12-09-2010 07:09 PM

Another amazing palm box! You are an inspiration.

-- Al, Culpeper VA

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#10 posted 12-09-2010 07:22 PM

I can copy things others make. You have the vision to create. Your an artist and a craftsman. I’m just a craftsman. Great work!!!!

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#11 posted 12-09-2010 07:22 PM

Like Charlie says, you are really on a rool with this new style.
They are fantastic ! I will be making some of these for sure.

Keep ‘em coming Andy !!!!!!

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks,,

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#12 posted 12-09-2010 07:38 PM

Hey Andy
Very cool as usual a true work of art .

-- Custom furniture

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#13 posted 12-09-2010 07:58 PM

Of all the Palm Boxes thus far – I like this one best.

Thanks for sharing

-- Scotty - aka... SgtSnafu - Randleman NC

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#14 posted 12-09-2010 08:02 PM

Very cool little boxes, do you finish with the lid attached? If so how do you keep it from sticking at the hinge?

-- Z, Rockwall, TX

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#15 posted 12-09-2010 09:13 PM

Andy, I love these smaller boxes. True art in a small package. I hope there are more to come.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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