Kaler's Treasure Chest

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Project by jbschutz posted 12-06-2012 08:20 PM 1610 views 1 time favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Kaler’s Treasure Chest.....Well, my best buddy is turning three on Friday, and I figured at that age a guy needs to have a place to store his best “stuff”. So, I made him a box to store his treasures. The box is made from quarter-sawn white oak, with Aftican teak bands and splines. The lid is hinged with brass hinges and it has a briefcase style latch. The handle on top is a leather strap held in place by screws and finish washers. I think the removable tray will be a big hit, because he will have a “secret” compartment. The box is built from 1/2 inch lumber and measures 8.75×6.25 inches, and it is finished with semigloss poly. Happy Birthday, Kaler.

-- jbschutz

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#1 posted 12-06-2012 08:27 PM

very nice box. very pleasing color combinations, and nice construction.

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#2 posted 12-06-2012 08:36 PM

Only the word beautiful can be rightfully attached to it.

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#3 posted 12-06-2012 08:39 PM

That is a great idea and a cool box! As a new woodworker, I’d like to ask how you did the bands? Is that just a shallow dado with teak banding inlay?

-- Even if you fall on your face, you are still moving forward. - Tim, Southern California

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#4 posted 12-06-2012 08:44 PM

I think your best buddy is going to love his gift. ...and I bet he still has it to give to his “best buddy” when he’s a grandpa.

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

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#5 posted 12-06-2012 08:57 PM

Heart, head and project are all in the right place. Great job!

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#6 posted 12-06-2012 09:22 PM

All I can say is that the little guy is lucky to have such a nice grandpa buddy. Nice job.

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#7 posted 12-06-2012 09:37 PM

Nice work, great present!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#8 posted 12-06-2012 10:05 PM

I’m so loving it..

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#9 posted 12-06-2012 11:37 PM

Very nice, and very nice memories will come from it. Well done!

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#10 posted 12-07-2012 12:06 AM

Great work Gpa! Someday he will show it to his grandchildren and tell many stories.

-- No matter where I go, there I am.

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#11 posted 12-07-2012 12:11 AM

Me LIKEY! You wanna be MY grandpa too? :-)

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#12 posted 12-07-2012 12:51 AM

Terific!! I really like the leather handle, and the inlay that looks like leather. Super nice.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#13 posted 12-07-2012 05:59 AM

Very very nice box! Congratulations

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#14 posted 12-07-2012 02:29 PM

This treasure chest is real treasure!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#15 posted 12-07-2012 05:06 PM

JB, that’s a fine piece of workmanship. Comgratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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