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Project by blockhead posted 1248 days ago 1859 views 10 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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.





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Roger

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#1 posted 1247 days ago

very awesome mix o wood. looks great

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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patron

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#2 posted 1247 days ago

quick and clean brad

everything comes together very nicely

a great gift
that is sure to please

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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cwdance1

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#3 posted 1247 days ago

Wonderful job, beautiful wood and the inlay is great.

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a1Jim

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#4 posted 1247 days ago

You did it again Brad good work love the colors.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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blackcherry

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#5 posted 1247 days ago

Nice combo of colors and artistry as well, thank for posting…BC

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Dusty56

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#6 posted 1247 days ago

You’re getting waaaay tooooo good at this : )
Wonderful box and manly as well !

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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870pilot

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#7 posted 1247 days ago

brass, copper and steel… can it be any more manly than that form which to craft a testosteroni palm box. well done, sweet arrangement of the wood types too. what did you do to the interior bottom of the box? felt?

-- Olivia's Papa, Newbie Woodworker, Old Tool Fan

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blockhead

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#8 posted 1247 days ago

Thanks all for the comments, much appreciated!

@pilot- Thanks.. Testosteroni palm box, I like that! The interior is a faux leather with a kind of lizard skin like look to it. I picked it up from Joann Fabrics.

-- 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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rrdesigns

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#9 posted 1247 days ago

Quick and easy? More like gorgeous. Nicely done.

-- Beth, Oklahoma, Rambling Road Designs

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870pilot

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#10 posted 1247 days ago

block…

you, man of steel, copper and brass venturing into a estrogen dominated domain to procure some faux leather? damn, good idea. the only black velvet i like is the rare sip from a glass. from lowe’s to joann’s…

-- Olivia's Papa, Newbie Woodworker, Old Tool Fan

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itsmic

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#11 posted 1247 days ago

Very Sweet combination of beautiful woods with excellent contours and lines, the insets are a real nice touch, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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blockhead

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#12 posted 1247 days ago

Thanks again!

@pilot- ROFL! That’s so funny, I was thinking the same thing. Here we are grunting and talking about testosterone and I drop the J bomb.

-- 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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degoose

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#13 posted 1247 days ago

Well I for one think it is good you are in touch with your fenimine side… yes I spelt it that way…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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870pilot

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#14 posted 1247 days ago

nothing like a good laugh on a thursday night. you’ve selected two woods i really want to work with, zebra and wenge. do you have a favorite wood seller? any inside info on the zebra and wenge?

-- Olivia's Papa, Newbie Woodworker, Old Tool Fan

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WoodSimplyMade

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#15 posted 1247 days ago

Nice!!!

-- Mike, Florida, http://www.woodsimplymade.com

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