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Classroom Treasure Chest for a Friend

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Project by Tyler Moseley posted 232 days ago 882 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Small chest that I made for a friend of mine’s daughter who is a new elementary school teacher this year. It’s walnut with some semi-curly maple inlays. The finish is 2 coats of Sherwin Williams Bright Rubbed CAB-Acrylic. (I love this stuff!) Stick on rubber feet i found at Lowe’s. Friction lid support modified slightly to fit. The box joinery was 45° #10 biscuits. (You may be able to see in the pictures that I should have used #0)







-- Measure Twice, cut two, three times, plane, join, sand, coat, sand, coat, sand, coat, buff, wax, polish, brag. It's a process.





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Brett

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#1 posted 232 days ago

Nice chest and a great gift!

-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16 http://www.TheCrookedNail.blogspot.com

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RogerBean

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#2 posted 232 days ago

Nice work.
Roger

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

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HillbillyShooter

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#3 posted 232 days ago

Attractive piece, nicely done.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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BTimmons

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#4 posted 232 days ago

Very nice. Not sure I would trust it being around a bunch of school kids!

-- Brian Timmons - http://www.BigTWoodworks.com

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Woodbridge

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#5 posted 231 days ago

nice looking chest. The addition of the maple inlay is a nice design feature.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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Richard

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#6 posted 231 days ago

Very good looking box and I love the Treasure Chest style of top. What angles did you use for makeing the top.

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Tyler Moseley

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#7 posted 231 days ago

I used SketchUp for the design. Then for the lid sides I used the Big Print program from woodgears.ca (which is one of my favorite sites on the web) so I try to support Mathias when I can but if you didn’t want to pay for the big print program, I could have just transferred the angles off the SketchUp model using the digital protractor.

-- Measure Twice, cut two, three times, plane, join, sand, coat, sand, coat, sand, coat, buff, wax, polish, brag. It's a process.

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