Treasure chest

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Project by Howie posted 10-03-2010 10:20 PM 3636 views 8 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Treasure chest I built. The straps are heated and bent wood. The finish is shellac.

-- Life is good.

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#1 posted 10-03-2010 10:30 PM

You made yourself a very nice chest. The straps are nice touch being wood and the joinery looks spot on.

-- Marc

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#2 posted 10-03-2010 10:30 PM

Weee dogie that’s one cool Treasure chest a real clean build and fine workmanship.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#3 posted 10-03-2010 10:38 PM

Beautiful job!! I love the bent wood straps. I’d love to see how you did that.

-- Jim in Langley BC Canada ---

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#4 posted 10-03-2010 10:53 PM

hi nice chest well made i like it


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#5 posted 10-03-2010 11:10 PM

I like the coopered lid and the straps. Much finer details in your chest than mine. I can never get the correct angle on the lid slats. Nice finish job, it has that nautical aged look that you associate with older sea chests.

-- Richard Boise, Idaho

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#6 posted 10-03-2010 11:18 PM

I actually got the plans for this from a WW magazine. I did not follow them exactly but added my own interpretation.(especially the way the straps were bent)
I have to build another one for my wife and I will set the straps over toward the edge a little more. Couldn’t do that with this one because of the type hinges I used.
When I build it I’ll take progress pictures and show how I did the bending. It actually wasn’t that big of a deal you will be surprised.(much easier than the mag article)

-- Life is good.

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#7 posted 10-04-2010 12:11 AM

AARRRR, where’s me gold coins?

Very well done. Good job.

-- I'm a Fungi --

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#8 posted 10-04-2010 02:02 AM

Hey Howie,
Real nice design and cool finish…well done.

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#9 posted 10-04-2010 02:13 AM

Great Lookin Chest

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#10 posted 10-04-2010 06:32 AM

Great chest, very nice work.

-- Tom D

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#11 posted 10-04-2010 10:42 AM

Beautiful and unique. I like to modify plans myself to get it just like I would like. I do a lot of wood bending for oval boxes but never really thought about something like this. I also use a lot of shellac and happy when I see someone do the same. It’s such a great finish and easy to use. You did an outstanding job.


-- • "I have noticed that nothing I have never said ever did me any harm."....... Calvin Coolidge

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#12 posted 10-04-2010 11:10 AM

That’s a very nice chest and you did a great job on it.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#13 posted 10-06-2010 05:02 AM

Great chest

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#14 posted 10-30-2010 02:25 AM

This is an awesome chest. Very kool. I want to make something similar to this down the road. I’d really like to see how you bent the wood. Take plenty of pics when you make another one. Appreciate it.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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