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Pirate treasurer chest for my oldest grandson of 6. He keeps it beside his bed and keeps his “valuables” locked inside so his two brothers can’t get them. I cut the pirate symbols on scroll saw from A grade plywood and painted them with water colors to give an aged and faded texture. Also the bottom is lined with green felt and there is a sailing ship on inside of the lid. In keeping with the pirate theme, every time they visit I have a treasurer map drawn showing the way to a new toy hidden in the house. The 4 of us have a clubhouse in my sanding room in the shop and we go down there eat dreamsicles, Oreos and blow balloons up with the air compressor. Such fun. They are the joy of my life.

-- Jack

Very cool! You are one of the kids. More treasures than will fit into that chest.

That’s sounds like fun.
Now you have to build few more of this beautiful chest.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

Great fun, the kids must love it.

-- CHRIS, Charlottetown PEI Canada. Anytime you can repurpose, reuse, or recycle, everyone wins!

That’s awesome. I’m sure your grandson loves it.

-- Losing fingers since 1969

Thank you guys, they are growing up too fast.

-- Jack

Great looking pirate chest. The boy must love it. You sound like a wonderful granddad with a lot of good ideas about how to spend time with your grandkids. I wish I had been that imaginative.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway

-- Sincerely, Sheri Noble

Great project, great story!

-- Keith "Shin" Schindler

you have got to be real proud of your collection of projects , impressive

-- Wheaties

Thank you Bruce for the kind words.

-- Jack

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