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Project by woodwasp posted 08-19-2015 10:39 AM 1560 views 9 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a treasure chest in which to store life’s little treasures. Made as a keepsake 21st birthday gift for a boy with a sense of adventure.
Built on a 12mm birch ply base, the outer body is veneered with sky blue dyed maple veneer.
The land and islands are shop sawn veneers from Tasmanian Musk Burl.
The straps and “nails” are made from African Ebony.
I resisted the temptation to put a black X on the island.

-- James -- Mooroopna Australia





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#1 posted 08-19-2015 11:44 AM

Very nice, looks great.

-- Chris K

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#2 posted 08-19-2015 12:34 PM

This is so nice and creative. I like it very much.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#3 posted 08-19-2015 01:43 PM

Excellent piece of work, again. AC provides lots of great ideas.
Jim

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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shipwright

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#4 posted 08-19-2015 02:05 PM

Very nice James. I know about the temptation to put an X on the “map”.
I had to resist a similar urge on my chart boxes. :-)

Nice work.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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#5 posted 08-19-2015 04:19 PM

Lovely box and delightful idea. What is the interior veneer? The black straps and square nails are striking.

Now to load it with hand tools! “Avast ye scurrrrvy dogs! Keep yer diamonds and gold. Hand over yer shipwrights’ tools or taste me cutlass.”

-- Glenn, South Delaware

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#6 posted 08-19-2015 04:42 PM

Wonderful ART you have made!!!
Thanks for showing this to all of us its a treasure for sure!

-- (the only thing in there she says is....tap on head..........tap..........tap..... saw dust) - James www.etsy.com/shop/ZionsWoodnCrafts

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#7 posted 08-19-2015 05:37 PM

I love this. It really looks like it’s wrapped in a map.

-- Don, https://www.etsy.com/shop/RootandBranchGifts - http://facebook.com/rootandbranchgifts

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woodwasp

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#8 posted 08-19-2015 11:15 PM



Lovely box and delightful idea. What is the interior veneer? The black straps and square nails are striking.

Now to load it with hand tools! “Avast ye scurrrrvy dogs! Keep yer diamonds and gold. Hand over yer shipwrights tools or taste me cutlass.”

- Woodketeer


AARRGH, me hearty! enjoyed your comments. Thank you
The interior veneer is shop sawn Walnut from a few strongly ribboned boards that I have had stowed away for years

-- James -- Mooroopna Australia

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#9 posted 08-19-2015 11:17 PM



Excellent piece of work, again. AC provides lots of great ideas.
Jim

- Jim Rowe


He does indeed, as do lots of others.

-- James -- Mooroopna Australia

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#10 posted 08-19-2015 11:19 PM

Nicely done. I take it you are also a fan of Andrew Crawford. He did succumb to the temptation to put an “x” on one of his. LOL
Roger

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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woodwasp

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#11 posted 08-19-2015 11:51 PM


Nicely done. I take it you are also a fan of Andrew Crawford. He did succumb to the temptation to put an “x” on one of his. LOL
Roger

- RogerBean


Thanks Roger yes I have seen that one.

-- James -- Mooroopna Australia

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woodwasp

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#12 posted 08-19-2015 11:55 PM



Very nice James. I know about the temptation to put an X on the “map”.
I had to resist a similar urge on my chart boxes. :-)

Nice work.

- shipwright


Thank you Paul.
The inspiration for this box came from your chart boxes, Andrew Crawfords “Lava” and some earlier works and a piece of Musk Burl I saw on Ebay that just looked a bit like a map. Add in a glass or two of fine red wine and Voila! Treasure Chest.

-- James -- Mooroopna Australia

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#13 posted 08-20-2015 03:47 AM

James,

The box is a real treasure all by itself!

L/W

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#14 posted 08-21-2015 10:47 PM

Nice job, James!

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#15 posted 08-22-2015 11:14 PM

Everything about this is amazing! absolutely beautiful work

-- Rafe Demers

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