Shiver me timbers: another treasure chest bandsaw box

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Project by trasner posted 10-12-2010 05:34 AM 4937 views 12 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My bandsaw boxes don’t always turn out as good as I want. I guess the small inperfections are really what make bandsaw boxes look interesting and handmade. I made this without any specific plan. I just wanted a small “treasure chest” look. I glued a thin block of Bubinga between two blocks of Zebrawood. I boiled strips of teak so they would bend around the edges to hide the cut lines. I added some blue flocking, brass decorative nails and a couple of handles. I think my 9 year old daughter will like it and hopefully keep it for a long time.

-- Todd

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#1 posted 10-12-2010 06:07 AM

cool project!! :) i like this and the hardware looks great on it!! good choice!

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#2 posted 10-12-2010 09:29 AM

good idea and very nicely done. Your daughter will definitely be proud of it for many years.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#3 posted 10-12-2010 10:57 AM

Indeed, gorgeous box and hardware :)

-- Thomas - there are no problems, there are only solutions.

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#4 posted 10-12-2010 10:59 AM

Very well done & different! Love it!

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

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#5 posted 10-12-2010 12:31 PM

What a great idea! I’m sure your daughter will love it.

-- Mike ...Success is often the result of taking a misstep in the right direction

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#6 posted 10-12-2010 01:36 PM


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#7 posted 10-12-2010 02:33 PM

Great concept and execution!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#8 posted 10-12-2010 02:36 PM

I think my wife would like this for a recipe box. You know… like a treasure chest for only the secret family recipes.

-- Wipe the blood stains from your blade before coming in.--

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#9 posted 10-12-2010 02:46 PM

Just great!

Fill it up with chocolate coins before you give it to her :)

-- I do not like work even when someone else does it. - Mark Twain

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#10 posted 10-12-2010 02:56 PM

That is really cool, like the design and the hardware just adds a touch of class, well done.

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#11 posted 10-12-2010 03:51 PM

Thanks for all the compliments. The chocolate coins are a good idea.

-- Todd

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#12 posted 10-12-2010 04:34 PM

I really like it! Good job!

-- Tim, Myrtle Beach, [email protected] Just one more tool, that's all I need! :)

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#13 posted 10-12-2010 05:18 PM

That is a great box. It screams fun and I’m sure your daughter will love it.

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#14 posted 10-12-2010 11:07 PM

Cool chest, well done!

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#15 posted 10-13-2010 01:17 AM

Hey Trasner,
Nice design and finish…good job.

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