Last treasure chest

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Project by Howie posted 10-26-2010 03:30 AM 2167 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I usually just make these boxes for friends. The one for my grandaughter was purple heart and maple. She loves purple. The other two boxes are Sapele and maple with walnut case. The TC I built for my wife to put games in(her idea see my blog) The wood is cheap pine from Lowes and the straps are poplar.

-- Life is good.

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#1 posted 10-26-2010 03:37 AM

They are all beautiful. What are the dimensions of the first box?

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#2 posted 10-26-2010 03:44 AM

Howie, you have keen eye for attractive boxes.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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#3 posted 10-26-2010 04:08 AM

Very nice work! Thanks for sharing.

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#4 posted 10-26-2010 11:02 AM

Great set of boxes Howie. Very imaginative and well executed. Bet she loved that purpleheart.

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#5 posted 10-27-2010 09:10 PM

Wish you had posted 6 pics of just the treasure chest. Looks like you had some good joinery going on there. Nice work. I wish you had more details in how you constructed the boxes.

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#6 posted 10-27-2010 10:50 PM

Dyno, check out my other pictures for another chest I built.(probably my best one)
The quilt top boxes came from plans in a WW magazine. The heart box was just one I threw together for my granddaughter. Jointery was by a Incra LS-25.
I did a blog on making the second treasure chest as I built it. Joints on it are a combination of handcut(top) and the Incra LS-25 on the bottom. The WW magazine had directions for the joints on the bottom that after flubbing up the boards twice, I threw them out and used the Incra. Best investment I’ve made in a long time.
I wasn’t pleased with the second TC finish but that’s what Mommie wanted. I’m thionking about making another one and dying it blue or red just to see what it looks like.

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#7 posted 10-27-2010 11:44 PM

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