|Project by Karson||posted 12-30-2010 12:12 AM||3512 views||7 times favorited||28 comments|
I made a total of 16 of the Andy’s palm Boxes. 4 of them have been posted as their own project and I thought I’d lump the other 12 into one project.
Not that they are minor and I didn’t want anyone to go “Not another one!”
These boxes are Tops 2 – Yellow Heart; 2 – Zebra Wood; 2 – Lace Wood; 2 – Purple Heart; and 4 Paduke. I actually thought that the board where the Paduke came from was a Red heart board. It was a piece from a pallet and I planed one surface and it looked red and has stayed that way for about 4 years.
It wasn’t until a cut off a chunk and resawed it that I found the orange color. It’s the piece of wood sitting on top of the figured Cherry. It doesn’t look like Paduke from that view.
The Zebrawood ends that some of the boxes have came from a couple of pieces of Zebrawood flooring about 6” long They were 2 1/4” after I cut off the tongue and grove they were 2” high. They resawed to under 3/8”. I kept the groving on the back of the flooring and made it visible on the outside of the box. 2 of the boxes have Maple Burl ends, a few have Goncalo Alves ends and a few have Cherry ends. The fronts and backs are Figured Sapele and Goncalo Alves
The finish is Brazilian Rosewood Nut Oil (Penofin) about 3 coats and I’d rub them down with the damp rag a couple of times in between to spread any that was not soaking in the same.
Zebrawood top and ends Sapele front and back
Paduke with Zebrawood ends and Goncalo Alves front and back.
Yellowheart Top with Zebrawood ends and Goncalo Alves front and back.
Again and again, I’d like to thank Andy for posting the Tutorial and some tips on making these boxes. I’ve probably got a few more to make because my wife is always asking for some gift for some purpose. These can be made up ahead of time for those short notice times.
These will all be given to my girls at the family Christmas (on New Years) The boys get 1920 style Reos.
I saw an interesting story on TV last week. Olds (the man) started another car manufacturing business after he sold the Oldsmobile (the Car) to General Motors. He called the car company with his initials Ranson E. Olds. REO
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