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Chuck Boxes Done (or 2 outta 3 ain't bad)

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The big one is built for my Sears 413 sized stove and 4 campers.
Little one is for 425nl and 2 campers. When the whole family goes, they will both be coming.
I'm still kicking around the idea of a box built around a 500 stove for keeping in my truck, but it's still in
the planning phase. Now I gotta' go fill these up and go camping.
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Very cool! Look forward to some pics with them filled up and in action!
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Those look nice, just curious of the weight when fully loaded…. I built a nice one once and the dang thing was so heavy loaded, I couldn’t easily move it…. Lol.
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I like your designs. I’m assuming you used plywood for the build. 1/4”or 1/2” or both?
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Nice job Shane! Did you burn the plywood first then sand? Or wood stain? I think they look great.
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camperfanatic01 wrote: Mon Sep 19, 2022 10:49 pm Those look nice, just curious of the weight when fully loaded…. I built a nice one once and the dang thing was so heavy loaded, I couldn’t easily move it…. Lol.
The large one can be a bear for one person, fortunately I've got two big boys to help when it gets loaded and setup. I
had one that was even bigger and it was a 2 person job all the time. That's the reason I now have two. When the whole family goes, we will take both boxes, and my sons can load and set up.
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Old Cat wrote: Mon Sep 19, 2022 11:00 pm I like your designs. I’m assuming you used plywood for the build. 1/4”or 1/2” or both?
Dan,
I used both 1/2" and 1/4" plywood on these. I want to build one with just 1/4", but it's still in the planning stages.
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Kgam1020 wrote: Tue Sep 20, 2022 12:49 pm Nice job Shane! Did you burn the plywood first then sand? Or wood stain? I think they look great.
Ken,
Sanded first, then burned it, then put it together. Once complete I coated it with spar urethane. Found out on my first one
that burning the grain after assembly is not the way to go.
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Shane, thanks for your reply. Good looking chuck boxes.
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Dice wrote: Tue Sep 20, 2022 1:41 pm
Kgam1020 wrote: Tue Sep 20, 2022 12:49 pm Nice job Shane! Did you burn the plywood first then sand? Or wood stain? I think they look great.
Ken,
Sanded first, then burned it, then put it together. Once complete I coated it with spar urethane. Found out on my first one
that burning the grain after assembly is not the way to go.
Very nice, they came out great!
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Those are sharp. The wood burning gives them a lot of character.

I'd like to build one someday--so many ways to customize them it seems like it would be a fun project.
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Those are really nice, Shane, you're all set for some real camp cooking now!
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Good thing you mentioned having boys to help you with those; with everything inside them, trying to carry one alone may cause your back to remind you of your age. :D
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Dice wrote: Tue Sep 20, 2022 1:31 pm
camperfanatic01 wrote: Mon Sep 19, 2022 10:49 pm Those look nice, just curious of the weight when fully loaded…. I built a nice one once and the dang thing was so heavy loaded, I couldn’t easily move it…. Lol.
The large one can be a bear for one person, fortunately I've got two big boys to help when it gets loaded and setup. I
had one that was even bigger and it was a 2 person job all the time. That's the reason I now have two. When the whole family goes, we will take both boxes, and my sons can load and set up.
Ah, then that makes sense…. I was the only muscle around for mine…. Lol…. The wife didn’t want any part of lifting it… or tent camping…..we now camp in a camper. Lol.
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