Mystery Box

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Project by SeaFarin posted 03-06-2017 11:17 PM 1865 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Those of you that have kids and/or grandkids that play Call of Duty will know what a Mystery Box is.
I have no idea. I just know my 14 year old grandson asked me to help him build one. We also made it serve double duty( no pun intended!) as a storage box for his “precious” collectible shoes. He has a place for 4 shoe boxes in the drawer as well as 4 in the top. It was fun and easy to build because we didn’t need to care much about a perfect finish. It was a great way to start the grandson out on all the tools and techniques needed to building this. Used the cheapest pine boards we could find. This was our first attempt at a torched finish. Will use a larger torch next time! The grandson made his own stencil for the question mark painting.

-- I'm Chuck and I wood not chuck wood cause I keep finding uses for it!

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#1 posted 03-07-2017 12:21 AM

What great time spent together. Well done!

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#2 posted 03-07-2017 03:06 AM

Noting like doing a project with your grandson! Great job guys!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#3 posted 03-07-2017 11:01 AM

Very cool. Both did a GREAT job!

-- K. Stone “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” ― Benjamin Franklin

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#4 posted 03-07-2017 01:17 PM

Gr8 project and quality time with your grandson. That’s good memories right there.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#5 posted 03-07-2017 01:28 PM

Great memories, nice looking project.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#6 posted 03-07-2017 02:27 PM

That’s a wonderful storage chest that will last him forever. Actually I have always called a box like this a foot locker. It’s a very nice piece and I’m sure that he loves it. Well done!

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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#7 posted 03-07-2017 02:27 PM

Very cool box. Question regarding the finish: was the dappling due mostly to dwelling longer in certain places with the torch, versus variations in the wood itself? I know that pine that has not been conditioned takes stain quite unevenly. Just curious, I’ve never tried burning wood like this to finish it.

-- Woodworking is a beautiful, physical, cerebral, and noble art.

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#8 posted 03-07-2017 03:42 PM

nice job

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