Treasure Chest

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Project by Sheisserick posted 10-16-2015 10:18 PM 1097 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi Guys

Having recently finished building my new boxjoint jig, I was dying to make something with it. So I ended up making a gift, for my best friends son Daniel.
Im really impressed how tight the joints are on that jig. Dry assembly is like wood-porn when everything just fits!

The build:
Pretty Straight-forward really. I ripped a few rafter cutoffs, and glued them back together for the actual box.
Keeping glue-preasure on the rounded lid was quite a challenge, and I would appreciate any feedback on doing so easier than I did. I ended up using heavy rocks, and a nailgun through the extra lenght, I could cut off later. It was a mess!
Finished it with some teakstained oil, and painted the insides black. I also glued some of that red felt in the bottom.

For the heck of it, I also made some goldbars and dubloons out of scraps. Yaaar booty be mine!
Total build time was aprox 2 days.

Hope I can inspire someone to bring a little joy to someone else.
Have a good one

-- I doubt, therefore I might be

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 10-16-2015 11:02 PM

Very nice chest. Well built to last!!!!!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 10-17-2015 01:19 AM

Thanks. It was intended as a learning project. My own kids have also commisioned one too.

Though I think they were mostly interested in the goldbars.

-- I doubt, therefore I might be

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#3 posted 10-17-2015 04:56 AM

Great chest, I think it will be around for a long time. Also looks like the jig works well

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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woodshaver (Tony)

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#4 posted 10-17-2015 11:15 AM

Treasure Chest! Looks like you new box joint jig is working out just fine!

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#5 posted 10-17-2015 12:50 PM

This is a real nice chest. 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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#6 posted 10-17-2015 01:33 PM

Hi. I Saw a chest and a number of a coin (treasure). I opened at once. I can’t be admitted close, I collect coins of the world and for me it is passion. Ingots gold and silver aren’t interesting to me. I saw them then. LOL…... I incidentally came across Today in the trifle (delivery) – a production defect of stamping of a press. It is a rarity….. Good luck…..

-- Ganchik Sasha

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#7 posted 10-17-2015 01:49 PM

Heh.. Im not sure I understood that completely? But if you are a coin collector, im sure you will appreciate these fine and very rare coins.

The coins come from the lands of “Drillpresseo” and “Chococaramelleo”.

-- I doubt, therefore I might be

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#8 posted 10-17-2015 06:58 PM

This chest is a real treasure! Nice ’’pirate’’ style.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#9 posted 10-19-2015 07:54 AM

Iposted a chest a wile back, the top was painfully slow – I clamped each piece against the oposite side, so I could only glue one at a time – I like your rocks better!
Love the gold bars too
You score at least 10 Arrrgghhhhs on my Pirateometer :o)

-- Live Forever...............or Die Trying

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#10 posted 10-19-2015 10:34 AM

About the lid: The rocks gave sufficient pressure for the glue, but the nails had a tendency to create a small gap, when I shot them in. This was due to the shallow angle I had to aim them. (You can actually see a nail in that glue-up picture). It was a lot of glue mess, but I could finish it within the hour.

The end result isnt as perfect as it could have been, but only a woodworker would notice it, after the sanding and staining.

I was contemplating making strips of birch across the rounded lid, just to test the flexibility of boiled wood. (Like on yours).
Maybe in my next chest? :-)

-- I doubt, therefore I might be

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