Birthday Presents for Mom

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Project by MShort posted 07-03-2011 06:15 PM 1805 views 7 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My mom’s birthday is in a few days and I made her one of Andy’s style palm box (Thanks Andy for a great tutorial) made out of maple and walnut. I also made her a purse mirror out of zebrawood, 3 inch diameter mirror. Both were fun projects. Both are finished with a shellac finish.

I have 4 other Andy’s boxes in the making … They are simple and addicting. I have seen many great versions of this little box on here and they all look good.


-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#1 posted 07-03-2011 07:14 PM

Your mom is a lucky woman to have such a talented child. :)

Reviewed your projects, looks like turning is your thing? Nice lathe

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#2 posted 07-03-2011 07:26 PM

That is beautiful Mike, I’m sure she is gonna love this.

-- RStadler

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#3 posted 07-03-2011 07:27 PM

Great stuff… Mom will love them!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#4 posted 07-03-2011 10:38 PM

hi very nice i am sure your mum will love them


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#5 posted 07-03-2011 10:43 PM


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#6 posted 07-03-2011 11:40 PM

I especially like the contrasting waves through the maple lid. Very nicely done, Mike. What kind of hinge did you use?

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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#7 posted 07-04-2011 03:20 AM

Great gifts for your mom! Thanks for sharing.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#8 posted 07-04-2011 01:38 PM

What a great Birthday gift….. It is beautiful!!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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