Having Fun With Palm Boxes....

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Project by Maveric777 posted 1207 days ago 1887 views 10 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I been wanting to try my hand at these neat little palm boxes since I seen Andy's project dubbed “Radio Days”. Not long after that he went through the trouble of creating a tutorial on how he did it. Although I will be honest in saying that I didn’t read or follow his exact directions to the “T”, but I owe so very much credit to one of my personal favorite box builders here on LJ. Thank you Andy for the inspiration my friend….

I debated splitting these up seeing how the crown jewel of this collection was a special one I made for my bride for Mothers Day. Without boring the fire out of everyone I will just say the pin was made on my bench top drill press due to lack of a lathe at this moment. I also went with a false pin latch to keep it from getting to bulky on the front. most definitely a fun little box to build where I got to try and experiment new techniques.

The other three where just flat out just fun simple boxes. I went with the finish as Andy recommended in his tutorial to keep these fun and easy (awesome way for an uptight woodworker to unwind in his/her shop). I also went by my local leather shop and dug through his scrap bin to pick up some leather to line the bottom.

Please heed my warning thought… These little dudes are addictive to build. I can easily see a guy going nuts building these little neat boxes….lol

Im adding a few more pictures with them open…. Thanks for looking….

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#1 posted 1207 days ago

Nice looking boxes. I really like the clasp that you made.
I have been wanting to try one of these, but I have been building some addictive bandsaw boxes. lol

-- Chuck

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#2 posted 1207 days ago

Awesome work. Nice results.

-- Pops ~ In So Cal...

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#3 posted 1207 days ago

great little boxes

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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Joe Lyddon

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#4 posted 1207 days ago


That is Fine bunch of unique little boxes!

Really very COOL… You do fine work!

Thank you!

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

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#5 posted 1207 days ago

those are way to cool—there just isn’t no limit what one can do with boxes—they are enjoyable to make—thank you

-- dean2336,nebr.

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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

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#6 posted 1207 days ago

Great bunch of boxes…and you are right…very addictive and fun…

-- If retiring is having the time to be able to do what you enjoy then I have always been retired.

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#7 posted 1207 days ago

Really nice boxes Dan. Thanks.

-- Bill, Austin, Texas,

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#8 posted 1207 days ago

Beautiful boxes….love the wood choices…and great design on the catch. I love doing boxes now and then…very good to practice joinery….they require as much joinery as any fine furniture project….but you don’t have to use a lot of expensive woods building them.

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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Jamie Speirs

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#9 posted 1207 days ago

Those are great wee boxes

Looks like you had fun


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#10 posted 1207 days ago

very kool for use o some small parts.
really like the hasp

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#11 posted 1207 days ago

Dan the man! You keep impressing us every time! NICE!!!

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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#12 posted 1207 days ago

Sweet. Very impressive line up.
It does look like you had fun building them.
Nice finish too.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#13 posted 1207 days ago

Dan that is some wonderful boxes.
I love also the hasp you have made, and that lid on the box is BEAUTIFUL.
Best thoughts,

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#14 posted 1207 days ago

Dan: SOme great looking boxes. I’m going to be teaching a class at our woodworkers club on making these.

They are fun.

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

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Joe Lyddon

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#15 posted 1207 days ago

Dan, just how BIG are those boxes?

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

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