boy scout treasure box

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Project by grizzman posted 1588 days ago 2074 views 1 time favorited 34 comments Add to Favorites Watch

this box was made on the request of a good friend who is in the adoption process right now, he has a young 12 year old boy who has gone through a lot in his life and finally has foster parents who will love him and help him become a good young man, he is also in scouts right now and this box is in part also for that, but most important this box is just for whatever he would like to put in there…young boys have a way of finding those things that are just important to them and like a special place to keep them, so i wanted to make him a nice box that he would be proud of, and since he is in scouts i inlay-ed the order of the arrow into the top. the box is made of antique southern heart pine with the following other woods, the lid is made of soft maple with a red cedar boarder and the arrow is bubinga, the front handle is walnut and the side handles are from the white oak family. this was a very fun build as i knew it was going to a young boy who would enjoy having his own box. thank you for taking a look

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#1 posted 1588 days ago

Well done Grizz. I think he’ll find many treasures to put in it, starting with his boy scout patches. Thanks for sharing

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#2 posted 1588 days ago

Great box Grizz. Like Keith said a great place for patches and other memorabilia. I love the way this looks. I’m sure he will too.


-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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#3 posted 1588 days ago

Nice box Grizzman! I have a webelo who is crossing over next year and that box would be a great present. I already built him a knife box but not anywhere near as cool as your box. thanks for the inspiration. can you actually imagine what a boy would put in his special box, the possibilities are endless…
dan the woodman

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#4 posted 1588 days ago

a nice box grizz, i have a few to make for nephews and nieces, nice ideas.

-- Happiness is being covered in sawdust

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#5 posted 1588 days ago

Nice work Grizz.
He will cherish it forever I am sure.

God Bless

-- Duane, Ohio

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#6 posted 1588 days ago

I could never make a box that rustic…it all comes together with the various timbers blending so well.

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#7 posted 1588 days ago

Good job for a good cause Grizz!!

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#8 posted 1588 days ago

Very cool do you get a box badge now?

-- Custom furniture

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#9 posted 1588 days ago

A treasure for a special child.

-- When you know better you do better.

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#10 posted 1588 days ago

Thumbs up!

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#11 posted 1588 days ago

Nicely Done, my Friend!!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#12 posted 1588 days ago

I love the rustic look Grizz. Perfect for a young boy and especially so if he is also a boy scout. The arrowhead inlay and the handle on the front is my favorite parts plus the different woods used together.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#13 posted 1588 days ago

Next ask to be the a for the woodworking merit badge the scouts can earn. I do. Nice job grizz.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#14 posted 1588 days ago

Beautiful box, Grizz. And the story of that boy finally finding a home is touching.
I’m sure he will appreciate having something made so beautifully.
I love the wood combinations… and that top is to die for!!!!
As usual, you bring beauty to rustic.

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#15 posted 1588 days ago

Good job Grizz! I especially like the wood you used for the top. This will be something the boy will keep for the rest of his life.

Ha ellen35, Grizz brings beauty to rustic because he is rustic! LOL Grizz, your a good man!

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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