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Project by David LaBolle posted 03-28-2018 09:06 AM 3577 views 5 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was my woodworking project this week. I made it for my favorite dentist’s office to keep stickers and small trinkets/toys to give to their brave little patients who come and get work done on their teeth.

-- When we build, let us think that we build forever. Let it not be for present delight nor for present use alone. Let it be such work as our descendants will thank us for





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AJ1104

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#1 posted 03-28-2018 11:17 AM

Very nice pirates chest! The proportions are just right The brass tacks and leathers straps make it look real authentic. Great job.

-- AJ

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#2 posted 03-28-2018 12:29 PM

Nice work on the chest. I could see the little guys wanting to hide in there.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#3 posted 03-28-2018 12:33 PM

on the agenda. like the finish you put on yours

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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#4 posted 03-28-2018 01:30 PM

Great treasure box and so well built. The kids are going to love it. Your dentist is very lucky to have a craftsman like you to build a beautiful treasure box for his office. I hope he/she appreciates your hard work and talent. Thanks for sharing.

-- CurleyJoe, "You only learn from your mistakes"

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#5 posted 03-28-2018 01:44 PM

I may not get to explore the treasures this chest harbors but this great looking treasure chest sure did put a smile on my face! Nice work!

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

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#6 posted 03-28-2018 02:19 PM

Great design and idea love it

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#7 posted 03-28-2018 02:39 PM

Great work on the chest.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#8 posted 03-28-2018 06:50 PM

Great looking chest. Design with it is excellent. Good job.

-- MEL, Kansas

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#9 posted 03-28-2018 09:19 PM

Wow! You did a great job on this beautiful chest. I shows a lot of nice craftsmanship.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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#10 posted 03-29-2018 02:32 AM

It looks like a real pirates chest, great looking and nice work.

-- Tom D

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David LaBolle

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#11 posted 03-29-2018 03:14 AM



on the agenda. like the finish you put on yours

- Scott Oldre

The finish was done by going over the whole thing with a torch to darken and age the wood a bit then using a clear Matt finish lacquer.

Glad you liked it. Torched finishes are fun to do.

-- When we build, let us think that we build forever. Let it not be for present delight nor for present use alone. Let it be such work as our descendants will thank us for

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#12 posted 03-29-2018 03:36 AM

Loving the treasure chest, what type of wood is it”?
I’d be interested to know how you go sourcing wood in Taiwan,
Kind regards
Anthony

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David LaBolle

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#13 posted 03-29-2018 04:42 AM


Loving the treasure chest, what type of wood is it”?
I’d be interested to know how you go sourcing wood in Taiwan,
Kind regards
Anthony

- anthm27

Anthony, are you in Taiwan now?

This was made with the cheapest wood found in Taiwan. I started by tracing the bottom of a small trash can onto some thin ply for the sides of the lid, then took some sticks of lumber used for framing, not pine. Douglass fir maybe? And cut thin strips. I did the lid one strip at a time working my way up front and back toward the top/middle. I beveled each stick by hand/eye with a small plane to get it to lay flat. Then made a box to fit the lid out of thin plywood. Once I had the basic plywood box I cut more slats out of the framing lumber and covered the plywood with those slats. Once that was done, the box was sanded smooth and colored with a torch. The brass tacks came from Amazon Dot Com.

-- When we build, let us think that we build forever. Let it not be for present delight nor for present use alone. Let it be such work as our descendants will thank us for

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anthm27

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#14 posted 03-29-2018 05:55 AM


Anthony, are you in Taiwan now?

- David LaBolle

No mate here in Hong Kong,
truly brilliant that chest

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#15 posted 03-29-2018 12:57 PM

So beautiful with those leather stripes nad rivet/nails.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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