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Project by Colin posted 04-28-2015 03:04 PM 2665 views 8 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made a little treasure chest for my grandson Tyler, just a bit of cheap pine , coopered top (I had to work that out from scratch – not easy) , little tray (otherwise he’d have too much treasure at once) , finished in Brywax & filled with chocolate coins – total cost about £15. When Tyler saw it he said “A pirate chest! A REAL one!”
I’ll never make any money woodworking , but the look on his little face was priceless :o)
Last pic is him with the Smurf (Murphy , one of the hellhounds)

-- Live Forever...............or Die Trying

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#1 posted 04-28-2015 03:12 PM

You did an excellent job on building this for your grandson. The added touch of the chocolate coins is priceless too. Well done.

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

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#2 posted 04-28-2015 03:15 PM

Cool project! I love things like this. That’s a beautiful picture of your grandson and dog.

-- Bailey F - Eastern Mass.

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#3 posted 04-28-2015 04:11 PM

Nice gift.

-- Eli Adamit, Israel

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#4 posted 04-28-2015 04:55 PM

That is an awesome project! Thanks for sharing!!

-- "I have learned from my mistakes, and I am sure I can repeat them exactly" — Peter Cook

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#5 posted 04-28-2015 05:13 PM

Someday, Tyler’s grandson will play with it too! Nice.

-- Sam Hamory - The project is never finished until its "Finished"!

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#7 posted 04-28-2015 09:15 PM

There’s a great looking pirate treasure box!

-- Jim, Georgia, USA

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#8 posted 04-28-2015 10:05 PM

Colin, That’s a great chest. I’ve been dreaming of building one for my first grandson, he’s 5 months. I’ve got a couple of years to finalize my plans. I’m gonna save your for future reference. Thank you.

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#9 posted 04-28-2015 11:08 PM

Amazing piece, your grandson is very lucky!

-- Tomy Hovington

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#10 posted 04-29-2015 12:00 AM

Great looking pirate chest! I’m sure he’ll enjoy it, and the chocolate treasure!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#11 posted 04-29-2015 12:21 AM

I love this box! I have a similar old box which I’m pretty sure came from a stage wagon in the 1800’s. It’s worm eaten and rustic and really cool. I plan to replicate it someday, but the big snag I run into is the coopered top (which I didn’t know what it was called till now, thanks :) Maybe I should put that on my projects list sooner rather than later. I just hope it comes out as nice as the one you made.

-- You can collect dust or you can make dust. I choose to make it.

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#12 posted 04-29-2015 12:07 PM

Thanks for the kind words – And apologies to smittycabinetshop who I have unwittingly plagiarised with my sign off comment – now I’ll have to steal another one!

-- Live Forever...............or Die Trying

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#13 posted 04-29-2015 12:17 PM

Very nice box/chest.
Great picture of your grandson and “Smurph” the Hellhound.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#14 posted 04-29-2015 02:58 PM

That is so nice. I can’t imagining anyone not liking it.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#15 posted 04-29-2015 03:12 PM

Very cool…. but where are the 16 men and the bottle of rum?


-- Matt -- I yam what I yam and that's all what I yam

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