Having Fun With Palm Boxes....

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Project by Maveric777 posted 05-08-2011 05:56 PM 2142 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 05-08-2011 06:02 PM

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 05-08-2011 07:06 PM

Awesome work. Nice results.

-- Pops ~ In So Cal...

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#3 posted 05-08-2011 07:17 PM

great little boxes

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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Joe Lyddon

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#4 posted 05-08-2011 07:30 PM


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 05-08-2011 07:30 PM

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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#6 posted 05-08-2011 07:43 PM

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

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#7 posted 05-08-2011 09:05 PM

Really nice boxes Dan. Thanks.

-- Bill, Austin, Texas,

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#8 posted 05-08-2011 09:19 PM

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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#9 posted 05-08-2011 09:33 PM

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 05-08-2011 10:25 PM

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 05-08-2011 11:28 PM

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 05-08-2011 11:34 PM

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 05-08-2011 11:51 PM

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 05-09-2011 12:10 AM

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 soon moving to Virginia †

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#15 posted 05-09-2011 12:37 AM

Dan, just how BIG are those boxes?

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

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