Palm Boxes #2 and #3

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Project by dustysawyer posted 06-08-2011 01:58 AM 1424 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Palm Box #2 has a Mahogany top (probably African), Mesquite front and back and Curly MW (mystery wood) on the sides. Palm Box #3 has the mystery wood on top and the rest Mesquite. These are my second and third Palm Box projects and I’m really enjoying grabbing some scraps and then letting the shellac surprise me. I’m knew to woodworking and guessing the mystery wood is Honduran Mahogany. I’ve included a close up if any fellow LJ’s would like to confirm or otherwise i.d.

Thanks for Looking

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#1 posted 06-08-2011 03:01 AM

Are they called palm box’s because of the small size?, they look really nice and I like the shape and how you have rounded the lid, nice work

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#2 posted 06-08-2011 03:24 AM

great work the contrasting woods look nice together.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#3 posted 06-08-2011 03:39 AM

You have done a fine job on the boxes. Makes me want to get out to the shop and try my hand at them.

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#4 posted 06-08-2011 06:16 AM

Nice boxes! Love the wood choices.

-- Just A Girl

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Kent Shepherd

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#5 posted 06-08-2011 03:46 PM

These boxes are contagious, aren’t they. I am just now finishing up 60 boxes, althoughthey are larger than Andy’s palm boxes. The beauty is, you can make them any size you want.

Nice job

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

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#6 posted 06-08-2011 07:02 PM

Jimboy, I’m not sure but they may be called Palm Boxes because Andy says so :-) At least he’s the guru and here’s the link to his excellent tutorial: . Kent, Yes. I have this mass production vision of gluing three 8 ft. boards together and then chopping them to box size. (wish I had that many clamps) To all, thanks for the nice comments.

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#7 posted 06-09-2011 12:47 AM

Nice boxes and the intro photo sets them off nicely.
Thanks for the credit too, thats very considerate of you.
Yes, they are called Palm Boxes because I say so….. at least thats what I came up with because of their small size.
I enjoy seeing all the many versions out there,
thats really what I wanted to encourage by doing the tutorial :-)

-- If I can do it, so can you.

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Arlin Eastman

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#8 posted 06-09-2011 01:30 AM

Very good work on the boxes.
Thank you for sharing

-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing. .To help Vets click..>

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#9 posted 06-09-2011 04:21 AM

Thanks for the info dusty

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#10 posted 03-05-2014 12:27 AM

Those are nice boxes! The woods you used are gorgeous.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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