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Palm Boxes for Christmas.

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Project by Eric in Florida. posted 12-06-2012 09:41 PM 3496 views 12 times favorited 35 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Santa kicked the workshop into gear and knocked out a batch of Palm Boxes for small gifts when visiting this year. (30 something in all)
I did this last year and they went over well.
A friend of mine provided me with some exotic scrap pieces and I mixed and matched them up as best I could.
I think I counted about 12 different species of wood all together.
It was a lot of fun.
Thanks for looking and have a great day.

-- Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs ~ Henry Ford





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vakman

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#1 posted 12-06-2012 09:45 PM

Very attractive pieces! I’m not entirely sure what a palm box is though. Something a female baker might use…in my house at Christmas, if the female baker were my mother, she’d keep a stun gun in there to keep me off the whiskey before dinner. Thanks for sharing!

-- - Power is not revealed by striking hard or often, but by striking true. -

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#2 posted 12-06-2012 09:57 PM

Great idea… too late for me this Xmas…. but certainly a thought for next year…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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#3 posted 12-06-2012 09:57 PM

Beautiful pieces!

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#4 posted 12-06-2012 10:00 PM

Looks like an Army on the parade field.

Great job.

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#5 posted 12-06-2012 10:08 PM

Treasure boxes small enough to fit in the palm of one’s hand.
What would I put on one …?
I have a little bracelet from my youngest daughter’s birth with her name on it. I think I’d put that in one and give it to her. Two treasures, the box and the bracelet.

-- Chance Four "Not Just a Second Chance"

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#6 posted 12-06-2012 10:16 PM

man you really cranked them out, and they look so nice, you did really good, your friends will be happy with these for sure…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#7 posted 12-06-2012 10:50 PM

Wow ,you created your own boxing day :)
A grand job ,you must be seeing boxes in your sleep.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#8 posted 12-06-2012 11:17 PM

these are great! I love all the woods and the blue felt (?) inside…

One question—-how does the top hinge on? Could you add some picts of close up top/hinge? Is it just a small dowel in a hole?

Matt

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Eric in Florida.

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#9 posted 12-06-2012 11:30 PM

Hi Matt,
The lid is hinged on with a 1/8 brass rod pinned in to each rear corner, to a depth of about 1”.
I put a small dab of CA glue on the end to hold it in.The essence of easy.

-- Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs ~ Henry Ford

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#10 posted 12-06-2012 11:36 PM

Now this is a motivated giver! Well done!

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#11 posted 12-07-2012 12:00 AM

WOW….........you sure have been busy. Nice selection of boxes!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#12 posted 12-07-2012 12:04 AM

HO HO HO….Santa’s got nuthin’ on you. Great looking boxes and special gifts.

-- No matter where I go, there I am.

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#13 posted 12-07-2012 12:15 AM

That’s what I call batching it out!

-- Thomas - Pondering the inclusion of woodworking into physics and chemistry classes...

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#14 posted 12-07-2012 12:24 AM

thanks!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#15 posted 12-07-2012 12:28 AM

Great Work Eric!!
Seeing those pictures,
They’re going to have to change that classic,
“March of the Wooden Soldiers” to
“March of the Wooden Boxes”!!
Merry Christmas to You and Yours my Friend.

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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