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Project by MarkNE posted 10-01-2010 at 04:34 AM 2944 views 4 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I decided to build a pirate chest for my grandson for Christmas. I started with a plan I found on the internet and modified the plan. I used box joints for the main box and the top base. The slats were made to fit the round top ends with a simple router jig I built. The chest is hard maple and the bottom and hidden compartment was made of popular. I attached a metal plate to the inside of the false bottom and it can be lifted out with a magnet. I had the finish applied because I do not spray and was afraid to blotch the hard maple. The finish is lacquer and was rubbed out.

He really enjoyed the chest.

-- Mark, Nebraska





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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 10-01-2010 at 04:40 AM

Very nice chest. He will surly like that!!!!!!!!!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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CharlieM1958

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#2 posted 10-01-2010 at 05:11 AM

Really great job on the round top.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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ajosephg

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#3 posted 10-01-2010 at 05:12 AM

Your joinery is awesome. The top looks like one piece of wood.

-- Joe

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a1Jim

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#4 posted 10-01-2010 at 06:07 AM

yo hoe yo hoe a happy life for your grandson.Super chest.great job

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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nmkidd

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#5 posted 10-01-2010 at 06:39 AM

arrrrrgh…..is this be where ya keeps the grog matey????

nice chest…...really like your craftsmanship of the domed lid…....a great gift for your grandson….....alife long treasure!!

-- Doug, New Mexico.......the only stupid question is one that is never asked!........don't fix it, if it ain't broke!

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nmkidd

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#6 posted 10-01-2010 at 06:39 AM

sorry….mistake…....posted twice….....

-- Doug, New Mexico.......the only stupid question is one that is never asked!........don't fix it, if it ain't broke!

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NormG

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#7 posted 10-02-2010 at 03:20 AM

I have made a couple of these as test projects. Wife want me to make some for Xmas gifts this year for the young ones. I like the color you have and the idea of the hidden area and the use of the metal plate and magnet.

-- Norman

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Abbott

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#8 posted 10-02-2010 at 03:23 AM

It is very nice, what a great gift.

-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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Roger

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#9 posted 03-22-2012 at 12:30 AM

this is really a nice chest. I like the way you did the studs, and the misted edges make it look more authentic. Very very nice

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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