A "Palm Box.... with a curve"

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Project by majeagle1 posted 04-08-2011 12:03 AM 3767 views 28 times favorited 34 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well….. here is my version of Andy’s “Palm Box”, I just threw a little curve into it.
Did it kind of simple…...

Walnut & Curly Maple finished with Danish Oil and Black Bison Wax.

Only other thing I did different, ( probably an overkill ), but I put hidden splines
in at the butt joints, and did the bottom w/ BB ply in a groove.

Dimensions are: 6×4 x 3 ( top of the curve )

Question for those making palm boxes or other pin boxes: I have seen some put a small
washer between the sides and the lid…... any opinions?..... and why?

This was a fun little project, I think I may carry this forward with some added ideas…..

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks,,

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#1 posted 04-08-2011 12:15 AM

That is a very nice box and a excelleny combination of woods. I like the curved top.
I have been using washers on all my boxes with the pin hinges for well over 20 years. I saw this on some boxes at a craft show many years ago and it made sense. It acts as a spacer to keep the top from rubbing against the sides and works quite well.

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#2 posted 04-08-2011 12:19 AM

Great looking box. I like the curve to it and the wood contrast.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#3 posted 04-08-2011 12:23 AM

My gosh, that is handsome.

Good job,

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#4 posted 04-08-2011 12:25 AM

Really beautiful job, Gene.

Great choice of woods.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#5 posted 04-08-2011 12:28 AM

Very elegant, love that color combo.

-- Z, Rockwall, TX

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#6 posted 04-08-2011 12:29 AM

Can’t beat maple and walnut…

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#7 posted 04-08-2011 12:49 AM

I realy like the curved top, adds allot of charater to it.
Very nice job

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#8 posted 04-08-2011 12:56 AM

Just beautiful, Gene!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#9 posted 04-08-2011 01:14 AM

Stunning little box!
I had to favorite this because of the wonderful contrast and the rounded top.
This is such an instant classic.

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

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#10 posted 04-08-2011 01:17 AM

Beautiful! I also like the combination of woods. What a great way to show off a nice piece of curly maple! Can’t wait to try my hand at one…

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#11 posted 04-08-2011 01:18 AM

Great box its perfect! Love the colors and flow on this.

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

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#12 posted 04-08-2011 01:19 AM

Beautiful box Gene, very nice design and wood combinations.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#13 posted 04-08-2011 01:30 AM

Very nice box, Your design and execution are excellent, wonderful combination of woods, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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#14 posted 04-08-2011 01:35 AM

simply elegant…....beautiful

-- And my head I'd be a scratchin'

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#15 posted 04-08-2011 01:49 AM

The rounded top give it that old steamer trunk look. Great work.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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