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Grandson's Treasure Box

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Project by Douglas Krueger posted 2082 days ago 1227 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A treasure box for my 6 YO grandson to replace his cigar box. Priimary joinery is dovetail with dowelmax for top and bottom attachment. Band was done on the router table. Poly sprayed finish. Simple design to take the hard knocks of a young boys life.

-- I can so I wood but why are my learning curves always circles





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mtnwild

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#1 posted 2082 days ago

Nice ideas at work here. Beautiful box!

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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RAH

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#2 posted 2082 days ago

Nice box, it will stand up to a 6 year old. Good idea to divert his attention and take away his cigars, difficult habit to quit.

-- Ron Central, CA

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woodworm

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#3 posted 2082 days ago

Beautiful design and very nice finish.
Great work Douglas!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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Michael S.

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#4 posted 2082 days ago

great box!! Might I ask what kind of wood and how ever did you make such a beautiful finish??
Best regards, Michael

-- Michael in Texas

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Douglas Krueger

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#5 posted 2082 days ago

Michael S., the wood is a local Thailand species called mai padoo and always has red heartwood wrapped with several inches of blond sap wood. See the burl table in my projects for a visual explanation.

http://lumberjocks.com/assets/pictures/projects/22483.jpg

The finish is several coats of air sprayed poly and hand rubbed with 1500 sandpaper.

-- I can so I wood but why are my learning curves always circles

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CharlieM1958

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#6 posted 2081 days ago

Very striking.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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brianinpa

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#7 posted 2081 days ago

That is a big improvement over the cigar box. Another real work of art!

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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jockmike2

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#8 posted 2081 days ago

Great looking box, an outstanding job on design and finish.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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Sirgreggins

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#9 posted 750 days ago

i thought it was pau rossa. Where did you find that wood? gorgeous!

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