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Project by Monty Queen posted 1325 days ago 1632 views 4 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hey LumberJocks: I loved Andys new PALM box so much that i was excited for this weekend to come that i could try to make one of his boxes. I realy like the way it turned out. I did have a problem with the lid. I started shaping it before i had the pins in and i drill the holes wrong the first time. And there is a little larger gap on one side of the lid then i wanted. However it was a learning experience. I went to Lowes and pic up some brass hinges and Laquer in a can. I was very impressed with the drying time and the way it looks. It was made out of all scarps maple and mahogany wood i had around the shop. The green card board was put down in the pottom so now glue would stick to it, i am going to the store and get some felt for the bottom. I have another one i started to make yesterday and i will post that one soon.

Thanks
Monty

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.





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Nick_Osbourne

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#1 posted 1325 days ago

Cool box, it looks like you shaped a small finger lift spot. Although it’s hard to tell, the light could be playing tricks with me. I just finished my first box and I tried that but did not like it. Yours looks good.

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grizzman

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#2 posted 1325 days ago

all right monty…....you did a great job…fun to make huh…im doing one also…for my mom…making mine a bit longer as i want mine to be the home of her custom pen..im making mine from padauk, walnut and maple…the bottom will be southern heart pine…but yea …there a ball to make….i bet you cant do just one…lol….grizz

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

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Box

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#3 posted 1325 days ago

Great looking box Monty.

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Monty Queen

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#4 posted 1325 days ago

I sanded a small finger lift spot just enough to be able to open the box. Thanks for all coments.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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GaryL

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#5 posted 1325 days ago

Cool box. Great use of scraps around the shop.

-- Gary; Marysville, MI...Involve your children in your projects as much as possible, the return is priceless.

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SPalm

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#6 posted 1325 days ago

Sweet. I like the lift spot.
I bet a lot of these will be showing up on LJs.

Good job,
Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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clieb91

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#7 posted 1325 days ago

Monty, Nicely done. The color choice is a good one. Love that spray lacquer. I may have to try one of these myself, but it will be after the holidya rush as my shop is a complete wreck with a too many other projects.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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Karson

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#8 posted 1325 days ago

Monty: The tutorial worked and the box looks great. Nice job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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kcrandy

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#9 posted 1325 days ago

Love this design. We can never have enough boxes. Very satisfying to make. Glad to learn about the spray lacquer.

-- Caulk and paint are a poor carpenter's best friends

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RogerBean

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#10 posted 1325 days ago

Monty,
It is, in fact, a nice design. And yours is a nice rendition of it. Well done. Keep making boxes.
Roger

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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degoose

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#11 posted 1325 days ago

Is this a newer fad I see coming on LJs…??

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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Jim Jakosh

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#12 posted 1325 days ago

Very nice box and nice choice of wood.It looks to be big enough for a dollar bill. You can stash a lot of “Qmoney” in there! Tee Hee

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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NormG

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#13 posted 1325 days ago

Great job, would have never know unless you told me. Will be well received by the recipient

-- Norman

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TJ65

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#14 posted 1325 days ago

Well you beat me to it. I had planned to do one of these too. But…. like alot of things, just never happened.
But this has turned out great, especially since it was made from scraps!

-- Theresa, https://sites.google.com/site/tmj65treasure/

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WoodenFrog

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#15 posted 1325 days ago

I really like it! Great job! Wow! great use of scraps too…. Keep it up!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio..... http://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodenfrogWoodenProd

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