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Project by crashman posted 05-16-2013 01:35 AM 2511 views 9 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello, Grandpa Jack made this “Treasure Chest” for a scavenger hunt we are going to have this Summer for the 2 Pirates shown in the last photo, Jack & Sam. All the wood came from a pallet I got some parts on, I planed them down & just used my nail gun to nail it together. The wood worked pretty nice, I have no idea what kind it is but have learned to check the wood more carefully, 1 small part of a nail ruined my $80.00 planer blades, oh well the wood didn’t cost anything & the only thing I bought for this project was the rope for the handles & the hasp for the padlock, I had everything else “in stock”. The finish is MinWax Red Oak stain smeared with some MinWax Ebony after the Red Oak dried a bit. The straps are more pallet wood with only MinWax Ebony. The chest measures 25” X 13” X 11” deep. Now I just need to draw up the treasure map & clues & find some treasure to put inside…........thanks for looking….................Jack

-- Jack R. Ellis





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#1 posted 05-16-2013 02:09 AM

What a fun grandpa you are, good for you, good for them, and have a great day. PS the chest is pretty cool also.

-- Eugenie Woodcraft

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#2 posted 05-16-2013 02:49 AM

Really great job. Looks like happy customers.

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

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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

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#3 posted 05-16-2013 03:27 AM

That is a special treasure for two great looking kids…

-- We all must start somewhere in our journey of doing what we love to do.

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#4 posted 05-16-2013 03:42 AM

Sorry about the planer blades can they be reground? They look like little treasures!

Oh yeah talent can make treasure out of trash…Nice Job!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#5 posted 05-16-2013 08:33 AM

What a great job and some really nice details! Ugh about the blades been there done that.

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

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#6 posted 05-16-2013 10:33 AM

Turned out very nice

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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#7 posted 05-16-2013 11:50 AM

Ok, those are a couple of cute little pirates!

-- I'm selfless because it feels so good!

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#8 posted 05-16-2013 12:20 PM

Great looking chest. The wood is pretty spectacular. Nice build and style.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#9 posted 05-16-2013 12:30 PM

Nice work, Jack. This looks really good.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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 05-16-2013 12:32 PM

Nice work, great detail, good wood color. The chest is empty, did the pirates get the treasure?

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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#11 posted 05-16-2013 02:21 PM

looks great

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#12 posted 05-16-2013 02:33 PM

very nice. I like the accenting hardware and cross bars -adds a lot of character

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#13 posted 05-16-2013 05:53 PM

aye tis a mighty fine chest fer stowin yer booty that.

-- Stephen NYS

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#14 posted 05-17-2013 09:19 PM

That what summer all about a chest and two adorable pirates…best wish BC

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#15 posted 05-19-2013 05:26 AM

Great pirates chest

-- Norman

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