Captain's Treasure Chest II

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Project by jbschutz posted 08-10-2011 01:54 AM 2237 views 9 times favorited 12 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 08-10-2011 02:28 AM

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 08-10-2011 02:29 AM

Very unique hinges and great craftsmanship.
Great looking box.

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#3 posted 08-10-2011 02:43 AM

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 08-10-2011 02:52 AM

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 08-10-2011 02:59 AM

Nice chest and very interesting hinges!!

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

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#6 posted 08-10-2011 03:56 AM

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 08-10-2011 06:41 AM

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 08-10-2011 07:35 AM

looks good man

-- kosta Virginia Beach, VA

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#9 posted 08-10-2011 01:24 PM

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 08-11-2011 04:48 AM

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 08-11-2011 11:25 PM

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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#12 posted 06-21-2015 01:23 AM

Great chest, I’m impressed with all your boxes. You’ve inspired me to try those myself. Nice work.

-- Rick --------The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.

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