|Project by Aaron McCain||posted 12-12-2010 09:32 AM||2093 views||2 times favorited||11 comments|
I have no qualms admitting that this is a full and complete knock off of Andy’s Palm Box. I just wish I had seen his tutorial before I finished my box, but I still think things turned our all right. I am planning on making my son a box for Christmas, but have never made a box with a hinged lid so I wanted to make a “prototype” to practice and make sure I figured out the hiccups. (remember I didn’t see Andy’s tutorial, just his gorgeous boxes) We also had a Christmas party to attend tonight with a White Elephant gift exchange, so I decided to make a little box for to bring for my gift. So using scrap pieces of oak and mahogany that were already planed and jointed to a uniform thickness, I gave it a go. I used cut off nails for the hinges buried beneath oak plugs. I finished it with clear Danish Oil and lined it with a piece of black felt. I was happy to say that I finished the box and helped my son hang the Christmas lights today (and we left for the party at 5:30pm!) The recepient indicated that it was too nice for a White Elephant gift, but she wasn’t sad to end up with it. Thanks for the inspiration!