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Treasure Chest for Holidays

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Project by customcam posted 11-24-2015 05:12 AM 743 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Bring on the treasure hunts! This was made for nieces and nephews. Plan to have full of chocolate gold coins with a few gold dollars in the mix. In the “secret” compartment in bottom there might be some extra goodies. Hope they enjoy it for the holidays.

-- CC





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woodshaver (Tony)

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#1 posted 11-24-2015 11:37 AM

Nicely done! I’m sure the kids will have a blast digging through this good looking chest for treasures!

-- 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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#2 posted 11-24-2015 03:38 PM

Very Nice!! I can see a lot of Yarrrrrrs going on!

-- Ken from Ft Hood, TX

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#3 posted 11-24-2015 03:53 PM

Thanks guys!

-- CC

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#4 posted 11-24-2015 06:38 PM

This is a great looking treasure chest.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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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#5 posted 11-24-2015 11:37 PM

Great Treasure Chest!

I do not have kids of my own, but many nieces/nephews/cousins so if I may make a suggestion: Hide the key and make a treasure map for them to follow to find it. If it keeps them busy for 30-40 minutes the parents will LOVE you. Maybe include a DVD of “The Goonies” inside the secret compartment to keep the kids occupied later. Map can be simple list of directions (take ten steps east, 20 steps north, 5 steps west, etc. until they are back where they started), or a series of clues hidden around the yard (look under the porch mat, go to the mailbox, look under the rock in the garden, etc.).

Thanks for sharing.

-- Leafherder

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customcam

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#6 posted 11-28-2015 02:52 PM

Thanks and I was working out a similar plan! Sounds like you guys have had some fun finding treasure And thanks for reminding me of the goonies.. Great movie!

-- CC

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leafherder

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#7 posted 11-29-2015 06:28 PM

You’re welcome. Glad you like my idea. As I say “growing older is mandatory, growing up is optional” – never too old to have fun. Always great to watch the kids try to “out smart” me – when the map says “20 steps” it doesn’t have to mean adult steps or child steps, and learning to read a map with North South East West directions is a good fun learning experience (they will get turned around more than once). :)
Happy Holidays!

-- Leafherder

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#8 posted 12-02-2015 08:09 PM

The reason your pictures are sideways is that the site doesn’t know how to handle pictures taken in portrait mode. Turn your phone or camera to take a landscape oriented picture.

-- Matt CueBall Rosendaul. I don't think I've ever had a cup of coffee that didn't have cat hair or sawdust in it.

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#9 posted 12-02-2015 08:53 PM

Much appreciation Matt! Thanks for your helpfulness. I would like to think I would have eventually figured that out! I haven’t been on lumberjocks long but it’s a great community of woodworkers that always comments or critiques in a helpful/positive manner.

-- CC

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