|Project by Div||posted 12-09-2010 10:15 PM||3006 views||3 times favorited||16 comments|
Andy calls them Palm boxes, I call them Pen boxes. They both assemble and hinge the same way. His are works of art; mine are a production item…
After his recent posting and excellent tutorial, I thought it well to post these for added inspiration. They are easy to make and there is still enough time before Christmas…
I have been making my pen boxes for some time as one of my bread and butter side lines. Every year this time, I get a fat order from a company that uses them as corporate gifts. Through the rest of the year I supply a few craft shops. They wholesale for the equivalent of one hour’s labor. That means I have to do one in less time than that. I make 10 boxes in an 8 hour day, including finishing. If I can just get myself to make better jigs, I will reduce the time! Material costs are non existent; the off cuts I use have already been paid for by other jobs.
The photo is an old one and the only one I have. I dropped my camera and it died but hopefully Santa will bring me a new one ….
I hope it can inspire some Christmas gifts, any one can use a little box….!
-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."