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These palm boxes are constructed of catalpa and ambrosia maple.
Front, back and side cut to 7.5” and ripped to 3” width.
The length and width of the sides will be determined by the size of stock used. I used 3/4” throughout.
The glue up.
Marking the location of the hinge pins. 1/4” from the back and 3/8” from the top.
Creating a divot for the 1/8” brad point bit with an awl.
Using a double up piece of sandpaper to help with lid clearance. And clamps to secure it for drilling.
Using the drill press to drill an 1/8” hole for the brass hinge pin.
Creating a point on the hinge pin with my Ridgid OSS.
Sanding a 45 degree bevel on the back underside of the lid to make clearance for opening and closing.
The hinge pins made from brazing rod.
Creating a 45 degree chamfer on all corners. Top, bottom and sides.
After all the corners have been knocked off.
Smoothing the chamfers to create a gentle curve.
More smoothing with the random orbit.
I finished up with some hand sanding and a few coats of tung oil.
I would like to thank Argyllshire for the original blog on the subject:
Thanks for looking.
-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois