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Project by Kent Shepherd posted 04-08-2011 03:52 PM 3595 views 43 times favorited 36 comments Add to Favorites Watch

For several months I have been working on some new designs based on Andy’s palm boxes. It’s been a blast coming up with the designs, although all of them are at least based on ideas I have seen here. I learned a long time ago there is seldom a totally new idea in woodworking, just our own combination of what we have seen over the years.

I now have some on consignment at some high end gift shops here in town.

The first box is Figured Maple, and of course, Bubinga. Some of you are disappointed if I don’t use it. With bronze bushings with bubinga plugs.

#2 is Mequite top with crushed torquoise inlay. Box is Zebrawood #3 is Mahogany and Figured Maple #4 is Walnut with a little Maple accent

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

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#1 posted 04-08-2011 03:57 PM

Beautiful boxes! What do you do to the insides? dividers? flocking?

-- "Measure twice, cut once, count fingers"

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#2 posted 04-08-2011 03:59 PM

well done kent

nice to see you are enjoying yourself

you are right
nothing new under the sun

but the combination’s and twists
are sure good to see

-- 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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#3 posted 04-08-2011 04:12 PM

Very nice. Very nice indeed.
Really great designs and execution.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#4 posted 04-08-2011 04:16 PM

Kent some beautiful renditions of an Andy Box.

They look great.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#5 posted 04-08-2011 04:20 PM

As always very nice.

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#6 posted 04-08-2011 04:40 PM

Beautiful boxes Kent

-- Custom furniture

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#7 posted 04-08-2011 05:01 PM


As usual, you’ve done a stella job on the boxes…...What is a palm box? Not sure I’ve ever heard of it before. I’ve never tried to make a box…..I think I’ll leave that up to the great box-making artisians like yourself.

Hope you get a lot of calls for them at the local shops around town….you’ve just to have the right person to walk in, see your work, and take it home….Keep the projects coming…..Thanks for posting….. Rick.

-- " I don't makes my coffee spill...."

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#8 posted 04-08-2011 05:04 PM

Perfect little boxes Kent….... I truly love the additions , they really stand out and set the box off.
A touch of class shall I say !

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks,,

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#9 posted 04-08-2011 05:09 PM

Very Nice group of boxes, the designs are eye catching and interesting with tasteful contours and fine finishing work, they should go quickly, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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#10 posted 04-08-2011 05:15 PM

Kent, these are really great. I haven’t made a box in a while, and some of you guys are leaving me in the dust!

Beautiful design and construction.

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

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#11 posted 04-08-2011 05:41 PM

Lots of artistic flair on these boxes Kent! They look great!

Rick, here is a link to Andy’s first post of a palm box. And here is a link to a tutorial on how to make them.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#12 posted 04-08-2011 06:01 PM

Kent, yu have found it! The GROOVE!

You are in a great groove right now…

Beautiful stuff!

Thank you.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#13 posted 04-08-2011 06:24 PM

very saweeeeeet looken boxes.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#14 posted 04-08-2011 06:42 PM

Beautiful boxes Kent! I love the clean and interesting details. I’m sure you will sell a lot of these.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#15 posted 04-08-2011 06:46 PM

Superb Ken, design are works of art good luck at the consignment shops and thank for showing …BC

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