Captain's Treasure Chest II

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Project by jbschutz posted 1079 days ago 1983 views 9 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Captain’s Treasure Chest. Cherry chest with brass strapping. This is the second one of these I have done. A fellow bought the first as a graduation present for his grandson, and he wanted another one for a second grandson who will graduate next spring. This box is approx. 5.5×8.5 and is hinged with a wooden leaf hinge. The leaf is glued into the lid and rotates in the kerf in the box side, captured by a steel pin. The corners are mitered and pinned with oak dowels and the bottom is lined with black velvet. The finish is hand-rubbed poly.

-- jbschutz

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#1 posted 1079 days ago

Nice chest. I’m a fan of all things nautical and wooden hinges are one of my little hobbies so I find lots to like here.


-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees.

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#2 posted 1079 days ago

Very unique hinges and great craftsmanship.
Great looking box.

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#3 posted 1079 days ago

Very nice Treasure Chest and thanks so much for sharing the inside details. I love that hinge concept, would like to maybe try it if you don’t mind….

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks,,

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#4 posted 1079 days ago

Another nice one. ...and the hinges. Is there no end to your little surprises?

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

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#5 posted 1079 days ago

Nice chest and very interesting hinges!!

-- I have metal in my neck but wood in my blood!!

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#6 posted 1079 days ago

One bit of additional information…..the leaf for the hinge must be made of plywood. A piece of regular wood will eventually split. I used a piece of 1/8 inch aircraft plywood.

-- jbschutz

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#7 posted 1079 days ago

Great treasure chest, I begining to think that you have a secret desire to be a pirate. Neat hinge.

-- Tom D

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#8 posted 1079 days ago

looks good man

-- kosta Virginia Beach, VA

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#9 posted 1079 days ago

This is real nice and you did a fine job.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#10 posted 1078 days ago

Nice little chest, but the hinges are what really, really get my attention. So simple, but gosh, they look like they work. I’m gonna give this a try on my next box. Thanks for sharing.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#11 posted 1077 days ago

Sharp looking Chest, cool design on the hinges, and nice banding, these will make great gifts, Your work always delivers the treasure of Your woodworking talent, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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