"addendum" boxes

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Project by larryw posted 03-05-2011 06:08 AM 2480 views 13 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I decided to post these, what I call “addendum” boxes to the projects section,because they were very much a part of my second project posting “step-mom’s jewelry box”, and as you can imagine, they also required some time to build.The tiny box you see out front is made from cherry, has a sliding top, and holds the key to the “pirates chest” lock. The pirate’s chest is made from yellow pine and poplar, with custom hammered iron strapping, iron handles, and a reproduction antique lock . It’s finished with a poly/stain blend, and has an 18th century world map on the under side of the lid, and a leather strap for a lid stay. I wanted something that resembled an 18th century pirates chest….just waiting to be opened, revealing a treasure. The cloth covered box is plush inside to protect the finish of the jewelry box, it sports hand-made “cinch” cords, with cocobolo cinches, inlayed with brass discs. So as you can see,it was really a 4 box project. I thought the idea of a box, within a box, within a box, was good way to “present” the jewelry box to my step-mom. I also presented my mother’s jewelry box ,project-”mom’s jewelry box” in the same way.

For more on the jewelry boxes, please view my first two projects.

-- "everything is beautiful, but not everyone sees it" ~confucius-551-449 b.c.~

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#1 posted 03-05-2011 06:53 AM

Great idea, Larry, designing and making the boxes in a chest. A pirate would be proud to have that chest! Looks like it could hold a ton of gold! LOL :-0 Let’s see, at $1,300 an ounce, that’ll be . . . . .

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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#2 posted 03-05-2011 07:39 AM

Now you’re just showing off… ;) Great work as always. Thanks for sharing!

-- Ian, Tennessee

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#3 posted 03-05-2011 10:49 AM

I love it! You certainly do things on a major scale. It’s a wonderful idea. I’ve played with the idea of box within box, but haven’t found the right box to work it with. But, this is great. Love your work.

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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#4 posted 03-05-2011 03:24 PM

aarrrrrrrrrrrgh…......a pirrrrrrrrrrates chest it tis. very nice

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#5 posted 03-05-2011 03:33 PM

Nice work Larry, I’m glad you posted these now we have the rest of the story!

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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#6 posted 03-05-2011 04:33 PM

I really like the hardware on the pirate’s chest. The iron strapping is fantastic. I wonder how many hours were spent forming the straps? What kind of fasteners are holding on the iron straps? The map inside the lid is a great idea too. Where did you get the side handles and the antique looking padlock?

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#7 posted 03-05-2011 05:45 PM

another nice project. I too like the strapping on the pirate’s chest, it gives it an authentic look along with the finish on it which makes it look aged. Overall I like the look of your projects, starting with that New Zealand box with its crisp inlay design.

-- Richard Boise, Idaho

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#8 posted 03-05-2011 06:12 PM

these boxes came out great.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#9 posted 03-05-2011 06:18 PM

Thanks everyone, I appreciate the nice comments.

-- "everything is beautiful, but not everyone sees it" ~confucius-551-449 b.c.~

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#10 posted 03-05-2011 10:53 PM

Beautiful work – especially the pirate’s chest.

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#11 posted 03-06-2011 12:15 AM

Nice treasure chest, yes the strap work is superb, very realistic, I don’t really know, I’m not a pirate, but if I was I would hoard my booty in style with a chest like that, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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#12 posted 03-06-2011 09:46 AM

Excellent Larry! I can see there has been a lot of hard work put into them.

Keep up the good work.


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#13 posted 03-07-2011 05:13 PM

fabulous idea and brilliantly executed. What a wonderful way to present a present.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."

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