|Project by Maveric777||posted 05-08-2011 05:56 PM||2266 views||10 times favorited||28 comments|
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.