Treasure Chest

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Project by Woodfella posted 92 days ago 1774 views 24 times favorited 31 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made a treasure chest out of red oak for my 3 year old grandson. as he is is a big fan of Disney’s Jake and the Neverland Pirates cartoon show. He was pretty excited that there was a hidden chamber to keep his new treasure maps in. Grandma chipped in by filling it up with some chocolate filled doubloons and other assorted treasures.

-- Woodfella, Northern Illinois

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#1 posted 92 days ago

Before I read it I knew it had to do with jake and the never land pirates. What a great place to keep his gold doubloons.

-- Bill M. I love my job as a firefighter, but nothing gives me the satisfaction of running my hand over a project that I have built and just finished sanding.

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#2 posted 92 days ago

Don’t know anything about the TV show but even from the thumbnail, I thought it looked like it had been made in the workshops at Disneyland/world. Work of art.

-- “The easy confidence with which I know another man's religion is folly teaches me to suspect that my own is also.” ― Mark Twain

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#3 posted 92 days ago

Beautiful work , skillful and fanciful , it looks the part .

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#4 posted 92 days ago

Just great! Would love to hear more about the build… Kind of wood? Did you distress it? Stain/finish? Are those leather straps? Where did you find the “rivets” in the leather?

Really neat job!

-- Dan :: Minnesota

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#5 posted 92 days ago

Wonderful looking chest.

-- Custom furniture

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#6 posted 92 days ago

Now that is a treasured chest, Your setting the grandparents bar pretty high.
“Did you distress it? Stain/finish?” methods and techniques?

-- Psalm 62: 11 Once God has spoken; twice have I heard this: that power belongs to God, 12 and steadfast love belongs to you, O Lord. For you repay to all according to their work

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#7 posted 92 days ago

Wow that looks super, I am sure he loves it

-- Dreaming patterns

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#8 posted 91 days ago

That’s fantastic. Super job on the chest.

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#9 posted 91 days ago

Way cool. Good Easter basket.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#10 posted 91 days ago

Very nice treasure box. Love the style and lay out. A treasure box to be treasured for many years. Great job.

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#11 posted 91 days ago

Very nice design.

-- Dave -

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#12 posted 91 days ago

Thank you all for the favorable comments. The material is Red Oak that is from several oaks from my parents yard, that I took down and milled about 4 years ago. After assembly I wire wheeled it (with the grain) using a brass wheel on my angle grinder. Then I carefully scorched the exposed grain and leather straps with a propane torch. I then contact cemented the straps on, and secured them with the brass upholstery tacks. The only finish used was Rust-Oleum Clear Satin spray on the interior and the printed maps.

As many of you Lumberjocks already know, being a grandparent is an awesome and rewarding experience in itself. But as a lifelong woodworker I can’t believe how much his presence in my life, has infused this retiree’s woodworking enthusiasm and creativity with a very well needed shot of adrenaline.

-- Woodfella, Northern Illinois

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#13 posted 91 days ago

It is a fantastic work of art, and labor of love. Excellent.

I was just about to ask about the finish, then got to your comment. I need an efficient means of making lumber look aged. Looks like this fits the bill, for oak at least.

The handles on the side. Perfect. Can you describe them?

-- Bucket, any person that spends 10k on a bicycle is guaranteed to be a $@I almost started to like you. -bhog

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#14 posted 91 days ago

That’s a very nice pirate chest. You have the aging down pat. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#15 posted 91 days ago

Great work and awesome detailing!

-- All this sawdust.......wait........ what happened to my board???

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