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Project by biglarry posted 04-30-2013 03:46 PM 1565 views 5 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My 11 year old grandson asked me to make him a pirate chest that he could lock. So i made him this out of some old white pine. It has a secret compartment that his the release inside.

-- "When the going gets tough, switch to power tools." - Red Green





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#1 posted 04-30-2013 03:51 PM

This is fantastic

-- Chad, Fort Mcmurray, Isle Aux Morts

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#2 posted 04-30-2013 03:59 PM

That is very cool. I know every 11 year old boy like to have secret compartments. Very neat idea.

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#3 posted 04-30-2013 04:26 PM

These are all fantastic. Thank you so much for sharing. Did you have plans for these if so I would love to have them or know where you aquired them. This project has been on my list for quite some time….

-- Rick.... Fort Worth, Texas

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#4 posted 04-30-2013 07:15 PM

Great job. Any pirate would be proud.

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

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#5 posted 05-01-2013 01:44 AM

Nice chest , Larry!!!!!!!!!!...........Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#6 posted 05-02-2013 05:28 PM

staryder

Sorry no plans, i just looked at picture from the internet and made own versions. The plans that I drew for all three chests could fit on one sheet of paper both sides. My plans only include the dimensions and sketch of each. The dimensions trend to vary as I build so the proportions look good when they are assembled. If you build a chest with a curved top, I found the easiest way to fit each board is to ship lap the edges.

-- "When the going gets tough, switch to power tools." - Red Green

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#7 posted 09-03-2014 01:31 PM

Hoping you see this post, biglarry….

I’m going to build my boy a chest like this and I like idea of shiplapping the top. Question, did you glue the lap joints or leave them free? Did you need to allow for movement/expansion of the slats? Thanks in advance.

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biglarry

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#8 posted 09-05-2014 04:35 PM

skogie

I both glued and nailed each board that makes the top. The image below shows all the parts. The top pieces have eye bolts at both ends. I hung each board from a ceiling mounted swivel so that I could pray each before assembly.

-- "When the going gets tough, switch to power tools." - Red Green

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