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This little Palm Box has a few new features: The front, back and lid are one piece Figured Big Leaf Western Maple and mitered together, which means that the grain runs up and over front to back. But, before this was glued up I cut the S shape on the bandsaw, then I glued thin strips of Wenge on each face and covered the faces with masking tape to prevent them from sticking together and aligned it all and clamped it up tight for a few hours. No putty, no sanding. The Wenge strips were smooth to start with and the glue+ compression fills the little voids made by the bandsaws teeth pretty well. Just play around making practice cuts in a smooth flowing manner before hand. This is just like the sweeping inlay stringing I demonstrated on my Eye Candy box and is seen regularly now on LJ. The difference here is that there are two accent strips that are not glued together. They can even be of different woods.

I tapered the sides and front of the box on the bandsaw and sanded it all smooth with a very slight easing on the edges.

The lid is opened by pressing down on the back edge of the lid.

The hinge is the standard 1/8 brass rod.

The finish is Deft lacquer semi-gloss.

-- If I can do it, so can you. www.artboxesbyandy.com





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superstretch

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#1 posted 1234 days ago

Wow.. such a simple looking piece, but very elegant. Another work of yours that will be copied by other LJ-ers for months to come! I imagine that if the center section was one piece of wood and you made sort of a sideways band saw box, that the cutoff from the inside could be used as the sides of the box..

Very nice

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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rkoorman

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#2 posted 1234 days ago

Another nice little project!! Thanks for the inspiration

-- http://thewoodworkersattic.blogspot.com/

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a1Jim

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#3 posted 1234 days ago

Hey Andy,Nice little box as always .

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Karson

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#4 posted 1234 days ago

Andy: That is a great addition to your Palm Box collection.

Nice design.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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grizzman

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#5 posted 1234 days ago

very nice touch to the project andy…..i really enjoy the brass pins for hinges now myself…and i appreciate your teaching and showing of these new concepts…thanks…grizzman

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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Verna

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#6 posted 1234 days ago

I’m smiling. Yet another great looking Andy Palm box. Thanks for your inspiration.

-- Verna -- Indianapolis, IN

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Dale J Struhar Sr

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#7 posted 1234 days ago

Great job Andy.

-- Dale, Ohio

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gbrown4

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#8 posted 1234 days ago

Again, an exellent box. I have to stop following Lumberjocks so I can get my real job work done. LOL. As soon as I finish my next art box I starting on Palm boxes. Heck I might do both at the same time. Thanks again for sharing.

-- Greg, Concordia, Mo

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twokidsnosleep

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#9 posted 1234 days ago

Love it!!
Cool lid opening idea

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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Joe Lyddon

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#10 posted 1234 days ago

Excellent lil box… & subtle features… COOL!

Thank you…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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tdv

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#11 posted 1233 days ago

Very elegant little box Andy I really like the Wenge accent it has a kind of Art deco feel
Nice one
Trevor

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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deucefour

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#12 posted 1233 days ago

your ideas are endless, love it

robert

-- "I gotta have more cowbell"--------Bruce Dickinson

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fernandoindia

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#13 posted 1233 days ago

Nice box Andy.
Tapered sides give a solid look

-- Back home. Fernando

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Dennisgrosen

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#14 posted 1233 days ago

very elegant tuch of inlay Andy
and it works.
to provoke people to see where the opening is, actuly hide it :-)

thank´s for sharing
take are
Dennis

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LittlePaw

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#15 posted 1233 days ago

Such simple elegance! As always Andy, you made another box that looks simple yet complicated and beautiful! All your boxes are outstanding, but my favorite is your Dune Scape #1. It just took my breath away. As much as I would like to try making some boxes, I have yet to find a good supplier of beautiful wood. Would you mind sharing where you get your wood, Andy?

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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