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Project by JBWoodWorks posted 09-01-2011 03:39 PM 1610 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 09-01-2011 03:45 PM

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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#2 posted 09-01-2011 04:30 PM

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,

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#3 posted 09-01-2011 04:52 PM

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?

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#4 posted 09-01-2011 06:40 PM

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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#5 posted 09-02-2011 12:43 AM

Beautiful piece of Ash on top of the Padauk : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#6 posted 09-02-2011 03:19 PM

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

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#7 posted 09-02-2011 06:36 PM

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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#8 posted 10-13-2011 02:32 PM

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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