|Project by blockhead||posted 04-01-2011 01:12 AM||2110 views||10 times favorited||28 comments|
My wife asked me if I would make her boss a box for his birthday. I said sure and asked her when she needed it. As it turned out, it was just a few days away. I needed something quick and figured a Palm box from Andy’s blog would be perfect. They’re quick enough to make that I figured I would have time to dress it up just a bit too. I really liked the metal accents Andy used in Ebb Tide and thought that would be a nice touch and a chance to do something I haven’t done before.
The accents are 1/4” brass tubing with a 3/16” copper tube inserted into that. Inside the copper tube is a steel rod and all are set with clear epoxy. I used the same copper and steel for the hinge pins too. I added the plugs thinking it needed just a bit more because this is rather large for a palm box. It measures about 7 1/2” long x 4” wide and about 3 1/2” tall. I gently rounded the corners and edges just a little, because I wanted to keep a masculine feel to the box.
The woods are Zebra, Padauk, Walnut, Birch, Wenge and quilted Maple. I want to give another thanks to Andy for all of his help and posting his great tutorials. Thanks for looking and any comments/critiques are welcome.
-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.