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Project by JBWoodWorks posted 1087 days ago 1440 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I like to try to be “green” in my wood working (and I’m cheap) so the bottoms of my boxes are usually recycled pallet material. The top of the Padauk box is also from a pallet. The top pf the maple box is some hickory flooring scrap.





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Gene Howe

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#1 posted 1087 days ago

Nice little boxes.
The padauk really dresses up the pallet wood. And. I really like the hickory too.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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Michael1

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#2 posted 1087 days ago

Its amazing what you can find in an old pallet. I have found pallets made from oak and walnut too. It seems to me that pallet manufacturers would say gee this is some premium hardwood. and not waste it into a pallet. But then again if they did do that, then us wood workers wouldn’t be able to recycle premium woods for little to no cost

-- Michael Mills, North Carolina, http://www.scicaskets.com

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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

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#3 posted 1087 days ago

Your boxes came out very nice. I like Padauk and walnut as they are both enjoyable to work with. What are the sizes of your boxes?

-- If retiring is having the time to be able to do what you enjoy then I have always been retired.

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itsmic

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#4 posted 1087 days ago

Sharp looking boxes, great use of materials, fine craftsmanship and interesting combo of wood, great job, thanks for shariang

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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Dusty56

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#5 posted 1086 days ago

Beautiful piece of Ash on top of the Padauk : )

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JBWoodWorks

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#6 posted 1086 days ago

I actually have Andy to thank for this design. Here is a link to his blog on making them.

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McLeanVA

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#7 posted 1086 days ago

Really nice work.

I am in the final stages of my first round of these Palm-style boxes. They were fun to build and experiment with.

Knowing what I know now, I can truly appreciate the time and detail you put into shaping yours. Great symmetry.

Can I assume you used a belt sander or disc sander? Either way, they look awesome.

-- Measure, cut, curse, repeat.

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JBWoodWorks

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#8 posted 1045 days ago

The inside dimensions of the boxes are 2”x5” about 1” deep.

I did use a belt sander and a 3” sanding wheel on a hand held hi-speed grinder, and then lots of elbow grease.

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