Palm Boxes #2 and #3

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Project by dustysawyer posted 1176 days ago 1333 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 1176 days ago

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 1176 days ago

great work the contrasting woods look nice together.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#3 posted 1176 days ago

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 1176 days ago

Nice boxes! Love the wood choices.

-- Just A Girl

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#5 posted 1176 days ago

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 1176 days ago

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 1175 days ago

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 1175 days ago

Very good work on the boxes.
Thank you for sharing

-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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#9 posted 1175 days ago

Thanks for the info dusty

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#10 posted 175 days ago

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

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

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