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It's fantastic Jonb. What do you store in it?
This one is destined to be a toy chest, but it has been built to last. So I imagine it benig used for all sorts in the years to come.
I'm sure the kids will love it @Jonb. Great work.
OMG , This isAmazing, I love it!!.
I think Captian Jack Sparrow would have you making all his treasure chest, nice work, how long did it take you to build? also do you have any plans for it you can share? I got a lot of grandkids who would love one. Regards Steve.
This would have been no 14 that I have made, did not start with a plan, just fuddled my way through learning from my mistakes.
I now make 3 or 4 at a time , and this takes me 2 days to complete.
attaching a few pics, sorry I have no plans.
Thank you for your reply, great work.
Can strongly I urge anyone who makes these wonderful chests to install a hydraulic hinge, or other sfety device - my handyman - an ex copper - had the tradgedy of attending an incident where the lid had fallen on the child's neck, and the child was killed.
That's horrifying @SBROWN. Many thanks for joining in the discussion and providing such an important message.
Let me extend a very warm welcome to the Workshop community. We look forward to reading about your own projects and plans. Feel free to post anytime you need a hand or have something to share. We have lots of community members keen to share their knowledge and experience.
I Love the blackened look. Is it a stain?
Apologies that you didn't get a timely response to your post during my absence from the Workshop community. Let me tag @Jonb so he is alerted to your question. You might also be interested in a recent post by @Brad in which he talks about how to get timber black - https://www.workshop.com.au/t5/Living-and-Bedroom/Get-acacia-wood-black/td-p/26987
Hope that helps,
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