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Driftwood Palm Box

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Project by Sanman posted 795 days ago 840 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The driftwood is the color stain used. I finished with a wipe on poly. Thought I was getting good at this palm box concept. I still use the dollar bill as my base size and build the box around it based on the thickness of the pieces. I don’t have a planer so what ever the size of the wood coming off the pallets is the size I have to use. My error is visible in the second shot. I wanted the grain patterns to flow in the same directions. I turned the side panel on the right 90 degrees from where I wanted it. Didn’t notice until after the glue up.

I sanded the inside pieces to a smooth 220 using a Rockwell sander. It was a lot of fun watching the grain pop out of the old weathered wood. The lid is pinned on each side with an inch long 1/8” brass rod. I sanded the back edge of the lid enough this time to prevent the sides from splitting on me. Picked up a used belt sander for 20 bucks and clamped it upside down in my vice to complete the outside sanding.

-- I'll get it done when I get a-round-tuit.





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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 794 days ago

Nice box. We all make mistakes that we don’t find until it is assembled. It is functional and the end user may not be concerned at all about continuous grain direction. You will know it for next time!
Thanks for sharing . Good job of recycling pallet wood

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!!

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stefang

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#2 posted 794 days ago

Nice box. Now you are hooked. Boxes can be very addictive.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Martyroc

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#3 posted 794 days ago

Beautiful, it’s not a mistake, it’s thinking outside the box.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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StumpyNubs

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#4 posted 794 days ago

Wonderful, just wonderful! Thanks for posting!

-Jim; aka “Stumpy Nubs”
Blue Collar Woodworking? FINALLY, a woodworking show for us morons! ” -The Hoboken Evening Review

-- It's the best woodworking show since the invention of wood... New episodes at: http://www.stumpynubs.com

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Sanman

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#5 posted 794 days ago

Thanks, I am hooked. I like the palm boxes best because I can use my pallet supply of wood to make them. I didn’t like the driftwood stain, I’ll try a dark ebony next.

-- I'll get it done when I get a-round-tuit.

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