The other 12 Andy Palm Boxes

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Project by Karson posted 12-30-2010 12:12 AM 4584 views 6 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made a total of 16 of the Andy’s palm Boxes. 4 of them have been posted as their own project and I thought I’d lump the other 12 into one project.

Not that they are minor and I didn’t want anyone to go “Not another one!”

These boxes are Tops 2 – Yellow Heart; 2 – Zebra Wood; 2 – Lace Wood; 2 – Purple Heart; and 4 Paduke. I actually thought that the board where the Paduke came from was a Red heart board. It was a piece from a pallet and I planed one surface and it looked red and has stayed that way for about 4 years.

It wasn’t until a cut off a chunk and resawed it that I found the orange color. It’s the piece of wood sitting on top of the figured Cherry. It doesn’t look like Paduke from that view.

The Zebrawood ends that some of the boxes have came from a couple of pieces of Zebrawood flooring about 6” long They were 2 1/4” after I cut off the tongue and grove they were 2” high. They resawed to under 3/8”. I kept the groving on the back of the flooring and made it visible on the outside of the box. 2 of the boxes have Maple Burl ends, a few have Goncalo Alves ends and a few have Cherry ends. The fronts and backs are Figured Sapele and Goncalo Alves

The finish is Brazilian Rosewood Nut Oil (Penofin) about 3 coats and I’d rub them down with the damp rag a couple of times in between to spread any that was not soaking in the same.

Zebrawood top and ends Sapele front and back

Paduke with Zebrawood ends and Goncalo Alves front and back.

Yellowheart Top with Zebrawood ends and Goncalo Alves front and back.

Again and again, I’d like to thank Andy for posting the Tutorial and some tips on making these boxes. I’ve probably got a few more to make because my wife is always asking for some gift for some purpose. These can be made up ahead of time for those short notice times.

These will all be given to my girls at the family Christmas (on New Years) The boys get 1920 style Reos.

I saw an interesting story on TV last week. Olds (the man) started another car manufacturing business after he sold the Oldsmobile (the Car) to General Motors. He called the car company with his initials Ranson E. Olds. REO

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#1 posted 12-30-2010 12:17 AM

What a beautiful collection! They each have their own unique beauty. I’m sure they’ll hold some nice treasures.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#2 posted 12-30-2010 12:20 AM

Karson, Now that is a herd of box’s… Nice job. Looks like your hinge pins stand proud of the box, what did you use for hinge pins?

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#3 posted 12-30-2010 12:21 AM

Quite a collection… Karson has been a busy boy… nice work.

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#4 posted 12-30-2010 12:22 AM

That’s alotta work! The kids will all be thrilled. And it’s nice to stash a few away for those last minute gifts. I have found myself reaching into the pile of goods a bit this year. :)

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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#5 posted 12-30-2010 12:24 AM

these are sure some beauties karson

only 200,000 to go
with all the wood you have stashed lol

didn’t know that about the reo

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#6 posted 12-30-2010 01:28 AM

Max: I opted to use Brass Escutcheon Pins that are 16 Ga and 1” long. I used a 1/16” drill in the lid and a #52 drill for the ends. The pin turns easily in the ends and is tight requiring tapping to put it in the lid section.

Thanks everyone for the comments.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#7 posted 12-30-2010 01:29 AM

David: if I could sell 200,000 of these boxes. The wood pile would definetely pay for itself.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#8 posted 12-30-2010 01:32 AM

awesome boxes Karson

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#9 posted 12-30-2010 01:44 AM

Hey buddy…

I’m thinking you’ve been doing the Christmas toy thing so long, you can’t build just one or two of something!

Very nice Karson.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#10 posted 12-30-2010 02:52 AM

Karson Awesome job on those boxes, they look great. You have a whole lot more patients then i do after one or two of the same boxes i get bored. I need something different or i get bored. I have one in the making. I just finished a hat rack i sort of threw it together and i was not going to post it on lumberjocks but i might. Superb job on thoses boxes.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#11 posted 12-30-2010 03:33 AM

Gorgeous all, Karson!

My favorite would be the Paduke with Zebrawood ends and Goncalo Alves!


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#12 posted 12-30-2010 04:00 AM

Henry Ford production line reborn. LOL

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#13 posted 12-30-2010 04:03 AM

Really great looking boxes!!! Kind of jealous here, all the pallets we have at work are cheap pine.
Never get lucky enough even to find an oak pallet!!! Karson you lead a charmed life Mister!!!!

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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#14 posted 12-30-2010 04:10 AM

Nice work Karson. I agree that posting one at a time might be over the top unless they were strung out :-))

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#15 posted 12-30-2010 05:54 AM

i love them all…but the zebra wood is cool!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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