For something completely different I thought I’d share a recent woodworking project, building a Pirate themed esky.
Recent got a lot of pine from a local business that was closing down.
Unfortunately I don’t have much in the way of pictures of the build of the basic box part but the timber was just docked to size glued and then nailed together.
Next came the lid which the slats were made from off cuts of another project that provided a almost perfect size to make a decent curve.
After gluing and nailing the top slats they were then cut to length with a jigsaw.
After a quick sand to roughly merge the slats together some stain was applied. (The slats have been left looking somewhat rough as I feel it give more authentic feel of being a rough chest.
A set of hinges and a clasp and staple latch were added after a quick coat of black spray paint.
The corner pieces are the metal pieces used on timber stacks to stop the strapping cutting into the timber. After a coat of paint and drilling some holes I think they make for some nice additions.
A storage tub was used as the esky part of the build with some chains added to stop the lid opening too far.
There are a few more things I want to do on it including adding some insulation between the wood and the tub. As it stands the air gap seems to keep things cool pretty well however.
Also a central drain plug and fixing up the chains as they catch on occasion.