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Taking 35 year old crib and turning it into a toy box #2: Design, milling, and corners (and WAY over budget)

07-27-2009 04:42 PM by JPKnapp | 1 comment »

Wow, this is an expensive hobby. I mulled around a bunch of different design ideas and every time, it would require a new tool or skill. I’ve settled on a frame-like box, so I can put the spindles inside the frame part. I am going to build 3 frames with 1/4 maple backing so I can put the spindles on. Back will be solid maple. The corners are going to be mitre. I am going to use biscuits on the mitre edges, top, and back. Do people really think that is “cheating” on wood working? I am new, and dont have the ability or cash yet to do other things. I milled the maple down to 5/8. Side Note: I attempted to replace my planer blades on 15 year old Delta from craigslist...

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