Learned a lot from doing this design! What do you think of my new treasure box?

I spent hours working on this project! Designed in Fusion360 and made on my GFPro. I used 3.6mm material and stained the wood. Really happy with how it turned out.



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Wow you should be. That’s outstanding.

About how long was the build process? (not including laser time)

There have been a lot of treasure chest projects on the forum, and no shade any of them, but this is a new state of the art as far as I’m concerned.

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Those are some really clever and attractive 3-d techniques. Great style. I really like that you mitigated the common laser-cut appearance without resorting to painting or sanding down.

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Building it does not take very long. I stained everything before I glue so you gotta wait for it to dry. Once it dried I added wood glue to the joints and it went together in no time! Kind of like building a lego project. Satisfying!

Thank you for the flattering complement! I burned a number of braincells working on this. Happy you appreciate it!

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Appreciate it! You either gotta sand, paint, or cover them up with other parts. Each strategy has advantages/disadvantages. I’m super happy with this one though. :smiley:

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I thought the same thing. The finger joints on the lid were a particularly nice touch. An excellent extension of one or two of the concepts here:

Similar dna to that lid setup. Great work.

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I spent hours working on this project!

I’d have taken weeks!

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Fantastic!!

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This is just stunning! Fantastic work!

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Thank you!

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Amen! This is awesome.

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ditto. this is great.

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Very eye-catching! Wow! Love the style.

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Looks great

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It’s fabulous! As others have noted the 3D effect on the lid is grand, but I’m here to call out the fish scale and the side carrying handles. LOVE it!

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As one who has spent a lot of thought on hinges those are great also. I am wondering about the latch in the front, however. Does it have some way of working?

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Very nice, indeed. A lovely blend of whimsical, artistic and engineered. Bravo.

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Really great project - all your attention to detail really paid off!

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I really love the look of your chest!

How many of these have you made? Just the one?

I am curious how your hinge holds up in the back. I love the look of it, but in my experience, those delicate hinges tend to fail on me.

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That is stunning! Love all the details on it.

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