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#1 posted 07-11-2014 09:45 PM
Fantastic boxes, but you mention using lead as an inlay…......
Isn’t lead poisonous to children?????
This doesn’t seem right to me – I would suggest asking around before you give these to anyone.
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#2 posted 07-11-2014 11:51 PM
nice treasure chests, The girls will love ‘em.
Lead concerns are valid … Might want to try some epoxy resin with a color toner in it ???
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#3 posted 07-12-2014 12:03 AM
The lead was pored into the groves we dremmeled , then put clear polyurethane over to keep it from oxidizing.
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#4 posted 07-12-2014 06:14 AM
Fantastic looking chests
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#5 posted 07-14-2014 08:16 PM
Where did you get the hardware ?
Nice looking chests bye the way.
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#6 posted 07-14-2014 08:38 PM
I agree with all of those that caution against the use of lead. I would go as far as suggesting you get rid of it as It can be absorbed by the skin. There are many products you can find to pour into cavities as fill and a light sanding will bring them flush. Try Bondo for one. BTAIM, nice job on the chests?BTW, How did you fit/attach the end panels to the top?
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#7 posted 07-15-2014 04:25 PM
BTAIM??? Must be a New Jersey thing … And yes I do live in a cave.
#8 posted 07-15-2014 10:39 PM
The locks we found on e-bay , they are replicas of the old plate locks we wonted. We made the hinges and hasp.
As far as the lead…...it is sealed between the wood on the back side and layers of polyurethane over the top to keep it from oxidizing…so no one can touch it..
We wonted something to look like silver..tried key shavings butt the super glue took the stain and the letters came out dark..
If the child eats the box the .. ( survival of the the not brain dead..)
#9 posted 07-16-2014 12:24 AM
PLEASE tell me you are kidding and NOT going to give these to your grand-daughters!
The poly will wear off within a year or so. Do you realize what lead-poisoning can do to a child?
I really hope you are telling a very bad joke when you stated “if the child eats the box”. OMG
#10 posted 07-16-2014 07:24 PM
Hmmm, seems to be a bit of concern about the lead … I like the looks of it, rather than trying to remove it how about placing a polycarbonate (clear plastic) over the lead?? ... Rounded edges and a couple of decorative brads should do the trick, thus saving your work.
#11 posted 07-16-2014 10:47 PM
Just pop the lead out and fill it with something else. Put some shiny flake in epoxy and sand it smooth.
How many people might this be passed to in the years to come? Please don’t take the chance.
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#12 posted 07-17-2014 10:54 PM
Hmmm, all I see is an ice cube candle :-)
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