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Mini Maple Treasure Chest

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Project by bit101 posted 03-18-2014 11:56 PM 1256 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is basically a glorified band saw box. Glued up four pieces of maple, cut out the basic shape, cut off the two sides, cut the top off and hollowed out the top and bottom. Then glued it all back together. The hings is two dowels that go through the sides into the lid. I also threw in a false bottom with a little space for secret stuff. Finished with tung oil and finishing wax and some brass hardware. Made another identical one for my daughter, with a small padlock on it. She loves it.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/181493757/mini-maple-treasure-chest?ref=shophomefeat_1





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#1 posted 03-19-2014 12:06 AM

I like it . Cool little treasure chest.

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#2 posted 03-19-2014 12:28 AM

Good job

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#3 posted 03-19-2014 01:15 AM

Great looking box

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#4 posted 03-19-2014 02:20 AM

Box from the original design, compliments.

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#5 posted 03-19-2014 08:29 AM

This is cool, I love the lid section and the secret compartment.

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

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#6 posted 03-19-2014 02:46 PM

Like the design. Did you have any problems with the top and back interfering with each other when the top is opened? If so, how did you solve that?

-- Bill - Mesquite, TX --- "Everything with a power cord eventually winds up in the trash.” John Sarge , timber framer and blacksmith instructor at Tillers International school

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#7 posted 03-19-2014 04:02 PM

Very cool idea and design.

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#8 posted 03-19-2014 04:06 PM

Bill, yeah, I had to round the back of the lid. Roughly like this image:

My box is 3”x4.5”x4.5” because my bandsaw has a resaw height of 4.5. Sides are 3/8” thick with a 1/8” dowel for hinge.

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#9 posted 03-21-2014 06:58 AM

Very Nice! & Well Done! Thanks For Posting.

-- Hope Everyone Is Doing Well! .... Best Regards: Rick

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#10 posted 03-25-2014 02:21 PM

Wonderful little box! Cool design, beautiful wood and finish. Like the secret storage. Beautiful work!

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