Palm Box #1

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Project by dustysawyer posted 05-13-2011 12:01 AM 2035 views 4 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

#1 of who knows how many! I now understand all the talk about them being addictive. Spalted Maple top , Mahogany front and back, and good ol’ Texas Mesquite on the sides. Maple and Mesquite “milled and re-sawed” from logs. Many thanks to Andy for the tutorial. I opted out of the traditional thumb notch because I liked the way it looked without it and I understand there are no rules for palm boxes :-)

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Scott Bryan

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#1 posted 05-13-2011 12:07 AM

This is a gorgeous box. The maple lid really draws attention to the box. I can see why these are so addictive and I have yet to try one. I will definitely have to put one (at least) on my project list.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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Jamie Speirs

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#2 posted 05-13-2011 12:10 AM

That is one nice box

A great colour combination


-- 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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#3 posted 05-13-2011 12:18 AM

Beautiful work. That maple top is gorgeous.

-- - Andy - Old Chinese proverb says: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."

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#4 posted 05-13-2011 05:18 AM

Lovely top, the grain realy stands out, nice work.

-- Tom D

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#5 posted 05-13-2011 10:11 AM

Spalted wood is so wonderful. Neat little box with tight joints

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#6 posted 05-13-2011 01:37 PM

Oh man, gorgeous woods combo!

-- Thomas - Pondering the inclusion of woodworking into physics and chemistry classes...

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#7 posted 05-13-2011 04:04 PM

Thanks for all this nice comments. The lid did fit nice and tight but I let a little finish creep in and almost had a block instead of a box (another good reason for thumb notches). There is a little squeak when opening and I’m torn between waxing out the squeak or letting the box double as turkey call. . .

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#8 posted 05-13-2011 04:07 PM

That is purdy!

-- christopheralan

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