New Table Saw? You gotta make a Pirates Treasure Chest

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Project by slapdash posted 378 days ago 1599 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The slats are cut on 7 degrees and the curve was controlled by varying the width of the slats. The stipes are strips of darker (Australian blackwood) between the shaped slats. I planned the box as a table-saw dovetail exercise but I need to make a special crosscutting sled for the tails and I ran out of time. So I made splined mitred sides (messy, should have made another jig). Blackwood again. The rest of the box is macrocarpa. Thanks for looking.

-- I'm not creative, I'm just bad at copying

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#1 posted 378 days ago

Cool I might make something similar to this great idea but will the bars melt in a hot shop?

-- Tim, Sydney Australia,,

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#2 posted 378 days ago

looks awesome!

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#3 posted 378 days ago

Alas we will not know if the bars would’ve melted because I have to give it away. But I was able to finish it because of time pressure to get it to the party. My mate is having a big-number birthday and is leaving town on the day, so we’ll never know what became of the gold bars.

-- I'm not creative, I'm just bad at copying

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#4 posted 377 days ago

Great idea. I’ll have to try that treasure chest for some Christmas presents.

-- Measure twice and cut once, after you sharpen your pencil!

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#5 posted 374 days ago

It looks fantastic, like the classic design especially the curved top and splines. The wood combo is great as well.

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