Treasure chest

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Project by pierre posted 05-04-2008 05:52 PM 1469 views 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

First of two treasure chests for my kids.

The half round top was the challenge. Working on my second.

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#1 posted 05-04-2008 06:10 PM

Really nice clean craftsmanship. I am sure this will be long treasured (no pun intended.)

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#2 posted 05-04-2008 06:53 PM

Great job…especially with the top!!!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Scott Bryan

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#3 posted 05-04-2008 08:18 PM

This is a very nice piece. I like the curved lid, of course but your joinery and the bright brass hardware add nice details to the chest as well.

Pine is a pretty wood, especially when it is given a natural finish.

Nice post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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Dan'um Style

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#4 posted 05-04-2008 08:55 PM

Nice work. Made a couple chests like this one about 15 years ago. Yours looks much lighter !

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#5 posted 05-04-2008 08:56 PM

Very nice project. Echo the thoughts on the top above; the angle cutting must be so precise. Looks robust and good use of dovetails in a timber that can make that joint tricky.

-- Stanley generally struggling

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#6 posted 05-04-2008 10:01 PM

Great looking project. How did you make the lid?

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#7 posted 05-05-2008 12:18 AM

Great treasure chest that will definitely spark imaginative and creative play time.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#8 posted 05-05-2008 06:19 AM


-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#9 posted 05-05-2008 07:16 AM

I’ve been looking for ideas for such a box for my grandkids…thanks for the ideas.

-- /\/\/\ BarryW /\/\/\ Stay so busy you don't have time to die.

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#10 posted 05-05-2008 02:23 PM

To All of you, thanks for your kinds words. But most of the credit belong to my kids who are pushing me to do this kind of stuff.

To answer some of the questions, the lid was the challenge for me. I scrap the first one I did…lack of time on the glue up. The lid is a half circle, 6 inch radius and made of 32 slats, 9/16 wide x 3/4 thick. If I remember correctly, with an angle of about 2.8 deg on each side.

Use white glue….gives me more time and the help of my my wife; another pair of hands came real handy !!!

Again, thanks for the kind words


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#11 posted 05-06-2008 04:47 AM

Nice chest. I like the design !!
I have been wanting to something similar on a blanket chest.

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