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Project by blockhead posted 12-17-2010 02:14 AM 2090 views 8 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are my take on Andy’s “Palm Boxes”. These are simple, fun and a great way to use up those small scraps so many of us hate to throw away. If you haven’t seen his great tutorial, you can check it out here.
I figured these were a good oppurtunity to try out a simple plug overlay that I’ve been wanting to do. The box in the second pic is Black Walnut, Padauk and Walnut. The plugs are Zebrawood, Padauk, Maple and spalted Maple. The box in the fourth pic is Walnut, Cedar and Black Walnut with Padauk, Cocobolo, Wenge and spalted Maple plugs. The last box is Myrtlewood with a live edge, Purpleheart and Tennessee Cedar. The plugs are Maple, Purpleheart and Tennessee Cedar.
I made these for Christmas gifts which I hope will be well received. I want to thank Andy again for taking the time and effort to put together the blog, as well as his inspiration.
Any comments/critiques are welcome and thanks for looking.

-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.





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Andy

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#1 posted 12-17-2010 02:27 AM

Wow! You are fast and doing a fine job of it at the same time! These are great looking Brad, I know they will be appreciated. I have given away 4 so far and no one has hesitated so far.
I like the overlayed plugs, sweet details.
Thanks for sharing these, Andy

-- If I can do it, so can you. www.artboxesbyandy.com

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blockhead

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#2 posted 12-17-2010 02:34 AM

Thank you Andy, I appreciate the comment. I have no doubt that anyone hasn’t hesitated to take one of your boxes. Thanks again!

-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.

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SPalm

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#3 posted 12-17-2010 02:35 AM

Hey Brad, Good job.

I am making some, but it looks like I need to update my Bling. Those little plugs are really cool. And the live edge is a good idea.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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cwdance1

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#4 posted 12-17-2010 02:46 AM

very nice looking boxes, great job

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MatthewG

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#5 posted 12-17-2010 02:52 AM

Umm, yes, I would imagine they will be VERY well received at Christmas. They are really beautiful—nicely done!

-- Matthew, from beautiful Wisconsin USA

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Beginningwoodworker

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#6 posted 12-17-2010 03:02 AM

Those are some beautiful boxes.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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dustinkester

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#7 posted 12-17-2010 03:16 AM

Beautiful work blockhead! I imagine the project went smoothly with such an excellent tutorial from Andy. What a great idea for extra scrap wood..

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Mark Blomster

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#8 posted 12-17-2010 03:33 AM

Very nice work. I really like the color contrasts and the use of the plugs!

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LEITH

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#9 posted 12-17-2010 04:58 AM

Beautiful boxes, Brad.

-- LEITH, SOUTH CAROLINA

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Ken90712

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#10 posted 12-17-2010 12:04 PM

Great job, love the plug idea very cleaver.

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

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blockhead

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#11 posted 12-17-2010 02:23 PM

Thanks all for the kind words.

@Steve- Haha, I’m sure your bling is quite up to date.

-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.

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Maveric777

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#12 posted 12-17-2010 03:16 PM

Brad you jumped on the palm boxes with full force bud. Talk about a fine collection of them. I like the overhang you did with the two of them. It is so cool to see someone (like Andy) plant an idea (palm box tutorial) and see all the personal interpretations and evolution of it. I like what you did with the inlay…. I have an idea I am wanting to try along those lines.

Good stuff Brad!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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Chip

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#13 posted 12-17-2010 04:21 PM

Wow Brad, these are just fantastic. Love ‘em. The detail work looks great and is just the right touch to grab the viewers eye and draw them into the piece. Excellent work!

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

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BritBoxmaker

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#14 posted 12-17-2010 04:39 PM

Beautiful boxes, Brad. The ‘plug ’ inlay works particularly well, with good colour combinations.

Considerately posted in one post as opposed to taking up multiple spots.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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blockhead

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#15 posted 12-17-2010 05:20 PM

@Dan- Thank you. Yes, the different interpretations of a basic design(s) are one of the things that make woodworking so much fun. I look forward to seeing what you come up with.

@Chip and Martyn-
Thank you as well. I’m glad you like the plug details. They’re a bit time consuming, but very easy to do. They’re nothing spectacular, but I think add a nice little touch when something needs that little extra. Martyn, I didn’t want to take up too much space on the front page with those that needed it more than I. :)

-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.

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