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A visitor asked me to make a treasure box for her.

Easy, yes?

No.

I made the box quite easily, but then realised that a REAL treasure chest has brass bands around it. I'm going to make my own bands with hinges built in so i have to wait a month for the brass banding as none is available here.
So as this is a bandsaw box, i had this large centre piece of scrap.
i made another treasure chest. Damn, this also is big enough to warrant brass banding.
I still had a smaller centre piece, so again with the bandsaw and now i have daddy box, mummy box and baby box.


Before I flocked the insides they all fitted like russian dolls.

The baby box is too small to have brass banding so thats the only one complete at this stage

Made of Bubinga, ply, walnut, and a large lump of teak in the middle.
baby box was too narrow to support more bubinga so i just added walnut end pieces to her.
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Beautifully crafted, Bob!
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Those turned out great, Bob. Your wood combinations go together really good. I love to make those thay are so much fun.
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Those are really nice, Bob! Good job, as usual.

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Great project! How did you find plywood without any voids in the layers?

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These are gorgeous even without the brass banding!
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I can buy Baltic birch ply quite easily here. Its used a lot. An 8 x 4ft sheet of 1/2" costs me around $40.

But its ALMOST without voids (lol)

i showed the box to a friend today who is a self confessed OCD freak, and she immediately complained about the void in the ply. i had to ask her where.
If you look at the small box front view with the lid closed, you can just see a void in the left side ply towards the top of the lid.

you just cant please some people.
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A visitor asked me to make a treasure box for her.

Easy, yes?

No.

I made the box quite easily, but then realised that a REAL treasure chest has brass bands around it. I'm going to make my own bands with hinges built in so i have to wait a month for the brass banding as none is available here.
So as this is a bandsaw box, i had this large centre piece of scrap.
i made another treasure chest. Damn, this also is big enough to warrant brass banding.
I still had a smaller centre piece, so again with the bandsaw and now i have daddy box, mummy box and baby box.


Before I flocked the insides they all fitted like russian dolls.

The baby box is too small to have brass banding so thats the only one complete at this stage

Made of Bubinga, ply, walnut, and a large lump of teak in the middle.
baby box was too narrow to support more bubinga so i just added walnut end pieces to her.
Bob you have done it again. Done what you ask. Created a master piece!!!!

Very well done.
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