Treasure box for grandson's 5th birthday

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Project by jerset posted 07-21-2010 09:13 AM 1610 views 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this box to hold my grandson’s treasures.
I used the MLCS fast joint system for the heart shaped dove tails, I found this to work great with a nice tight fit and went together square and solid. The end are African Mahogany, front and back popular with the lid rails pine and top, bottom and shelf 1/2 inch mahogany sign board.Under the red felt is a secret compartment, with two rolls of quarters for the pinball machine at the pizza party. I laminated a print of a Jack of Hearts, his name is Jack Hart,with System Three resin and Pyrography his name on the sliding lid. The finish is Howard Feed-N-Wax Wood Polish and Conditioner with Beeswax and Orange Oil

-- jerset

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#1 posted 07-21-2010 09:25 AM

Great looking box and I do like those Heart Dovetails. I am sure your grandson will treasure the box as well what he fills it with.

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

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#2 posted 07-21-2010 10:47 AM

He’ll love it. Some years ago I made one with a lock on, for my little grandson. He’d take it to school every day but insisted on locking and unlocking it every time he took out and replaced pens, pencils, erasers and crayons! It was slowing down his education! The teacher had to have a quiet word with him.

-- Res severa verum gaudium - True pleasure is a serious business.

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#3 posted 07-21-2010 01:04 PM

Those hearts are so cool! I have never seen anything like that.

-- curious woodworker

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#4 posted 07-21-2010 02:49 PM

I will post a review on the MLCS fsat joint system soon. I purchased the whole set, but so far have only used the heart shape. My next project for them will be an ammo box made from figured maple. I just scored 80+ pieces from a near by woodsman, local maple.

Fast Joint Precision Joinery System

-- jerset

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#5 posted 07-21-2010 03:11 PM

Nice box. I’m sure he will treasure it for years..

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#6 posted 07-21-2010 04:23 PM

Wow, that is fantastic! I hope that he has some guidance over the years, until he’s old enough to realize the meaning of this box, so he’ll keep it long after you’re gone. Not trying to rush you off, hope you’re around to share MANY more projects like this. Great piece of work!

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#7 posted 07-21-2010 04:39 PM

Nice box. I really like how you did the corner joints.


-- ~Jason~ , Albuquerque NM

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#8 posted 07-22-2010 02:30 AM

Very nice box. The joinery you did with the MLCS system looks great – may have to look into that. I’m sure your grandson was very pleased with his memory box and will cherish it for years to come.

Great job!


-- A veteran is someone who, at one point in his/her life, wrote a blank check made payable to "The United States of America," for an amount of "up to and including his/her life".

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#9 posted 07-22-2010 05:09 AM

Great box. Thats a well done project.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#10 posted 07-22-2010 06:16 AM

Great looking box. Great gift for the grandson. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#11 posted 07-22-2010 06:20 AM

Cool gift

-- Custom furniture

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#12 posted 07-29-2010 05:37 PM

Darn 6th Birthday, must be the water?

-- jerset

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