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Project by Randy Moseley posted 03-11-2015 02:25 PM 2270 views 8 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this toy chest for my grandson who is due April 21. It’s made of sanded pine plywood veneered with aromatic cedar which I resawed from bulk boards. The lid underside are 3/4 pine strips which lay in the arch of the top. the bottom is also the pine strips. The hardware is from Lee Valley. The accent wood is walnut. Straps are bent laminate using plastic resin glue in a mold to get the shape. Finish is sanding sealer and lacquer, sprayed, two coats each.

-- Randy, DeKalb, Illinois





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david38

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#1 posted 03-11-2015 02:42 PM

beautiful piece

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crossfacecraddle

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#2 posted 03-11-2015 05:16 PM

Randy we are practically neighbors, I am a little west of Elgin. It looks great and almost has the look of a pirates treasure chest. The process you use looks very well done

-- i love the smell of sawdust in the morning, it smells like victory. John

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#3 posted 03-11-2015 09:40 PM

Well done, I like it.

-- The common man thinks. The wise man is silent. The stupid man discusses.

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#4 posted 03-11-2015 11:25 PM

Wow! The chest is incredible. The finish is just right. The book end matching really makes some ultra cool figureng features. Very Nice!

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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#5 posted 03-11-2015 11:29 PM

Very nice I like it a lot. Glad to see the hydraulic hinges and no lock, for safety.

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#6 posted 03-12-2015 01:14 AM

Very good a beautiful work with a superb finish

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#7 posted 03-12-2015 02:39 AM

Lots of room for wooden toys.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#8 posted 03-12-2015 02:40 AM

Lots of room for wooden toys.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#9 posted 03-12-2015 02:42 AM

Great looking chest.

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#10 posted 03-12-2015 10:25 AM

I really like your choice of wood and your finish. Great looking chest.

-- Don, North Carolina,http://www.ncdon.com Working full time at retired.

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ralbuck

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#11 posted 03-12-2015 10:33 AM

Actually way to NICE to be beat up by kids!

Great looking “toy chest”!

Hopefully the grownups appreciate what it really is and make sure it gets protected!

I have always lied the looks of cedar!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#12 posted 03-12-2015 12:52 PM

It looks beautiful!! But, if I may add my two cents… When I built a toy box (http://lumberjocks.com/projects/24343) for my grandson, my cousin, a pediatrician, INSISTED, that it include two things… (1) air holes (done in the form of an elongated hand opening under the front of the lid); and (2) the Rockler torsion hinges (http://www.rockler.com/lid-stay-torsion-hinge-lid-support-satin-nickel) to prevent the lid from slamming down on little fingers (or worse, a head if he was leaning over into it). Think about it.

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Roger

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#13 posted 03-12-2015 02:06 PM

Luv that look of an old Pirates chest. Very nicely done.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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#14 posted 03-12-2015 02:23 PM

That’s a real beauty …..

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#15 posted 03-12-2015 02:25 PM

That be a fine chest for the treasures of a young pirate, right down to the (reclining) walrus image on the front.
Very nice work.

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese! http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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