|Project by poroskywood||posted 09-05-2009 06:07 AM||4068 views||4 times favorited||12 comments|
Ok, so part of the busy few weeks is on top of getting a new Bandsaw for the wood shop I’ve been working on Toy Box # 2 for the consignment shop. I didn’t change the design much from the first one mostly due the fact that I was on a time table, but did get some good advice for the next one here in Refine this Design post. I did make some subtle changes. The rails and stiles are a 1/2” narrower and the stiles on the side panels compensate (3/4” narrower) for the butt joint to the front panel so they don’t look wider or out of place. (hope you know what I mean) More Lid-Stay hinges (expensive). Nick wanted to get in this one for a picture just like the last time! I think he was disappointed it wasn’t coming in the house, so was I a little.
The Box is Curly Cherry I left some of the sap wood exposed for fun. 24” x 42” x 20” deep. I asked Selina (owner of shop) if she thought the box was two big? She said It can’t be big enough, most folks are buying two smaller toy boxes because the can’t find one big enough. OK! I don’t remember having that many Toys as a kid but these are different times.
The Interior floor, divider, and removable sliding tray are Curly Maple. This time on the tray I mitered the corners and put in some Cherry splines as I was recently inspired by Patron to make a Miter Joint Spline jig for my crosscut sled. Some High Gloss Poly (all I had enough of to do this project in the shop, I’m a Satin guy personally) and a rubbing of wax. I also got to Bookmatch the bottom of the tray on my new saw so I was making happy noises the whole time!
-- There's many a slip betwixt a cup and a lip.--Scott