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Project by jollygreengiant posted 10-22-2014 09:02 PM 1627 views 5 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Another toy box one of many, but this one is slightly unusual. The little boy’s name on the lid is made from painted MDF. Each individual letter fits with it’s neighbour but there are also hidden rare earth magnets in the lid and in the letters so when the letters are place near there correct position they ‘snap’ into place. hence aiding learning and adding a fun factor, it also stops them falling off when the lid is open! There is a blackboard on the inside of the lid.

The front of the box has an intarsia style train c/w steam cloud and 2 hot air balloons as requested by the customer,

Thanks for looking

Pete aka JGG

-- If at first you do succeed try not to look surprised





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gpastor

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#1 posted 10-22-2014 09:09 PM

I like your design of this toy box. What kind of hinge did you use ?

-- Gray hair is a crown of splendor; it is attained by a righteous life. Proverbs 16:31

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jollygreengiant

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#2 posted 10-22-2014 09:11 PM

Hi from memory I think it was a couple of 4 inch brass butt hinges plus a gas ram

-- If at first you do succeed try not to look surprised

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redryder

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#3 posted 10-23-2014 01:42 AM

I notice all your postings are short on photo’s and details.
Do you think that those in the woodworking world would not like to see the inside and know more??
Just curious….................

-- mike...............

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jollygreengiant

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#4 posted 10-23-2014 06:23 AM

Hi Mike, fair point. I used to write for a Woodwork magazine and had to take photos of every stage but these days the stuff has to go out the door so fast that over half of the stuff doesn’t even get photographed at all! The soapboxes and one of the horses have stage-by-stage photos but that’s about it. I will try harder

-- If at first you do succeed try not to look surprised

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redryder

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#5 posted 10-23-2014 06:34 AM

Thanks for the response.
Your work is very nice and that’s the reason I think all would benefit from a little more detail.
Photos tell a thousand words or something.
Keep the projects coming…..................

-- mike...............

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robscastle

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#6 posted 10-23-2014 08:14 AM

Toy Box with a twist, droll very droll!!
I am with redryder mike
We have been robbed !!

Just as we were getting into it, it all ended!
All projects start with a Story and there are six picture sections for a reason.

Looks to be very nice work so lets see some more please !!

-- Regards Robert

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ralbuck

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#7 posted 10-23-2014 04:17 PM

DO not take the critique too hard! Good work invites more interest!
The criticism is a compliment in disguise!

We want to see more of how you did such nice jobs!

We all Thank You; for more explanations and pictures in the future.

-- just rjR

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CFrye

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#8 posted 10-24-2014 03:23 AM

Nice twist, Pete! Magnets will help with hand eye coordination. Do the train wheels turn? Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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majuvla

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#9 posted 10-24-2014 04:17 AM

Beautiful box! Good idea with those overlaping letters. Intarsia train is just awsome.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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jollygreengiant

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#10 posted 10-31-2014 07:16 PM

Thanks guys (and girls) yes the wheels do turn. Customer requested train and hot air balloons. The box was solid oak rails and oak veneered ply panels.

-- If at first you do succeed try not to look surprised

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