A Couple Of Palm Boxes

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Project by whitedog posted 12-30-2010 10:22 PM 2321 views 8 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had a few pieces of wood sitting on my bench for a while now that were a little to small to use but I knew I would be able to work them in someday. Well the Andy style Palm Box was just about the right size.

The top on the first box came off of a piece of firewood that I’m not sure what it is. The front and back is from a nice hunk of old redwood , I love the grain in it , almost looks like an import wood. On this box I was having trouble keeping hinge pins from rotating so put some caps on them , I think they look funky but the kids like them.

The lid on the second box was from another box I was making one of those that I cut twice and it was still to short. The inlay is Turquoise and Malachite . The front and back is Avocado Wood , a very soft wood but pretty.

These are fun to make because they are fast ,easy and use very little wood. Thanks to Andy for the great tutorial on how to make these. I’m sure I’ll be making more. If you haven’t made this style box before check out Andy’s tutorial it’s good.

Thanks for looking , please leave a comment good or bad I like them the same.

-- Paul , Calfornia

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#1 posted 12-30-2010 10:30 PM

Another Beauty! I need to feel better so I can make some saw dust!

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

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#2 posted 12-30-2010 10:32 PM

Those are really nice.

I like the inlay work.


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#3 posted 12-30-2010 10:37 PM

Your boxes always have such a distinct look. These are no exception and just as gorgeous. The gentle shaping looks perfect and you always manage to bring out the grains expertly. Beautiful work, well done!

-- 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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#4 posted 12-30-2010 10:38 PM

Really nice! I too like the hinge pins and wood combinations.
Great work on these, Someday I’m gonna get around to making some more projects.
Thanks for sharing. The inlay is reall nice!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#5 posted 12-30-2010 10:54 PM

Beautiful boxes. They really pop out.

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#6 posted 12-30-2010 11:24 PM

They look great

Thanks for sharing

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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#7 posted 12-30-2010 11:28 PM

Excellent boxes. It’s nice to do a short project now and then instead of the more time consuming ones.

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#8 posted 12-30-2010 11:32 PM

You’ve got a knack for finding some great wood Paul…
Great looking Boxes!!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#9 posted 12-30-2010 11:53 PM

These make me embarrassed for even posting my boxes!
Is there a link for Andy’s tutorial? – i need it in the next 24! -another late job for my daughter to gift to her Aunt & uncle…
-how do you do those inlays/ I tried -it was ugly!

-- ~christine @ used2btrees

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#10 posted 12-31-2010 01:56 AM

Thanks everyone for the nice comments.

Christine … thanks . No need to be embarrassed, we may all be at different levels here but we all started at the bottom, everyone works to get where they are. The embarrassing thing is I’m not sure I know how to post a link… here it goes ... it worked.

The inlays a pretty easy , if you do a search there are several people that have done tutorials on them.

-- Paul , Calfornia

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#11 posted 12-31-2010 02:23 AM

These are really nice! I like the way you used many types of wood and how they came out. Good job, thanks for posting the link, I think others will be encouraged from the many styles of these on LJ.

-- If I can do it, so can you.

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#12 posted 12-31-2010 04:41 AM

They are great looking boxes, I love the inlay and the wood you used on them!

-- Mike, Western New York

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#13 posted 12-31-2010 04:44 AM

Very Nice Boxes

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#14 posted 12-31-2010 07:36 AM

Awesome job on Your boxes. Superb craftsmanship.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#15 posted 12-31-2010 03:54 PM

Now those are very cool!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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