A palm box

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Project by nebulous posted 12-17-2010 09:30 PM 1668 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Walnut, oak and padauk, plus poplar ply for the bottom.

The oak came from an old frame and (very-)raised-panel door I pulled out of a dumpster. Possibly well over a hundred years old, looked hand-made, and they scrapped the cabinet for renovations to the house. The door was the only piece I could easily liberate and carry.

Some sanding-strategy errors that aren’t easily possible to fix, so I’m going to live with them.

The ‘meat’ for the hingepins is very small, but it hasn’t come apart yet. Of course, I’m still only finishing it, it has two coats of wipe-on poly on it now.

This one is to keep. Next one will be better.

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#1 posted 12-17-2010 09:55 PM

Cool little box. I like how you shaped the pin in the curve of the box.

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

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#2 posted 12-17-2010 09:58 PM

All (USA)American Species except Padauk.

Nice looking Box!!!

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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#3 posted 12-17-2010 10:07 PM

@ DaddyZ
The oak is actually European oak, as I got it in my hometown of Delft, Netherlands.

Thanks, though :)

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#4 posted 12-17-2010 10:21 PM

Mooi! If you worry about the “meat” for the hinge pin, use 1.6mm brazing rod for the pins on your next box. It works just fine.

-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."

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#5 posted 12-17-2010 10:22 PM

Beauty of a box. I really like that color combination. Nice job!

-- 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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#6 posted 12-18-2010 01:25 AM

Nice small box. It looks like the box craze is starting again.

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#7 posted 12-20-2010 02:59 AM

Looks just fine to me, great job

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#8 posted 12-20-2010 03:07 AM

I’m not really into the box making business much but that looks like a nice one to me.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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