boy scout treasure box

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Project by grizzman posted 04-17-2010 06:21 AM 2742 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 04-17-2010 06:33 AM

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

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#2 posted 04-17-2010 06:54 AM

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.


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#3 posted 04-17-2010 06:57 AM

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 04-17-2010 07:00 AM

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 04-17-2010 07:10 AM

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

God Bless

-- Duane, Ohio

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#6 posted 04-17-2010 07:14 AM

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

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#7 posted 04-17-2010 07:23 AM

Good job for a good cause Grizz!!

-- 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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#8 posted 04-17-2010 07:45 AM

Very cool do you get a box badge now?

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#9 posted 04-17-2010 08:08 AM

A treasure for a special child.

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#10 posted 04-17-2010 08:35 AM

Thumbs up!

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#11 posted 04-17-2010 10:31 AM

Nicely Done, my Friend!!

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

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#12 posted 04-17-2010 11:29 AM

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 04-17-2010 12:21 PM

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 04-17-2010 12:25 PM

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 04-17-2010 12:48 PM

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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