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Project by Howie posted 1271 days ago 1407 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I usually just make these boxes for friends. The one for my grandaughter was purple heart and maple. She loves purple. The other two boxes are Sapele and maple with walnut case. The TC I built for my wife to put games in(her idea see my blog) The wood is cheap pine from Lowes and the straps are poplar.

-- Life is good.





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007ians

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#1 posted 1271 days ago

They are all beautiful. What are the dimensions of the first box?

-- The best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry. They do for me.

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Bradford

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#2 posted 1271 days ago

Howie, you have keen eye for attractive boxes.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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WoodenFrog

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#3 posted 1271 days ago

Very nice work! Thanks for sharing.

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Chip

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#4 posted 1271 days ago

Great set of boxes Howie. Very imaginative and well executed. Bet she loved that purpleheart.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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DYNO360

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#5 posted 1269 days ago

Wish you had posted 6 pics of just the treasure chest. Looks like you had some good joinery going on there. Nice work. I wish you had more details in how you constructed the boxes.

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Howie

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#6 posted 1269 days ago

Dyno, check out my other pictures for another chest I built.(probably my best one)
The quilt top boxes came from plans in a WW magazine. The heart box was just one I threw together for my granddaughter. Jointery was by a Incra LS-25.
I did a blog on making the second treasure chest as I built it. Joints on it are a combination of handcut(top) and the Incra LS-25 on the bottom. The WW magazine had directions for the joints on the bottom that after flubbing up the boards twice, I threw them out and used the Incra. Best investment I’ve made in a long time.
I wasn’t pleased with the second TC finish but that’s what Mommie wanted. I’m thionking about making another one and dying it blue or red just to see what it looks like.

-- Life is good.

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a1Jim

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#7 posted 1269 days ago

You did good Howie

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