Pirate sword and chest

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Project by CypressGuy posted 09-24-2015 03:39 AM 1596 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a maple sword with walnut handle and a cypress treasure chest for my grandson.

The lid is 10 pieces 12” long 1” wide by 3/4” thick. I beveled the edges at 5 degrees then laid them face up taped the joints together flipped them over and glued the joints then rolled the outer edges into a u shape and clamped them with a bungee cord. After then glue up dried I installed the end caps, then sanded the top to a nice smooth curve. The base is machined to match the finished top dimensions.

-- Mark, Pass Christian, Mississippi

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#1 posted 09-24-2015 05:34 AM

Nice work grandpa. He will love it!

-- 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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#2 posted 09-24-2015 06:18 AM

WOW! You made it looks realistic. Maybe some old look colour to add.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 09-24-2015 07:09 AM


Looks like nice work,
A question or two
So where are the rest of the pictures and maybe some construction notes,

The lid is certainly curious

-- Regards Rob

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#4 posted 09-26-2015 05:18 AM

Sorry I am kinda still figuring this out, one of the pics kept loading sideways but I finally got it to load correctly. I will endeavor to take more and better pics of projects in the future.

-- Mark, Pass Christian, Mississippi

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#5 posted 09-26-2015 05:22 AM

Good stuff. Love some cypress and I’m lucky enough to have some milled old growth cypress passed down to me.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#6 posted 09-27-2015 04:07 AM

Heeeeeyyy more pickies .....yes!

Ok now the lid, the box itself looks like its designed to withstand some serious abuse, The curved lid is very well done,and I still cannot figure out how the sides fit to the curve?

-- Regards Rob

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