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I designed and built this toy box for my 1 year old Son recently. The project is featured in Woodcraft magazines September issue. The box features Q-sawn white oak and purple heart shop sawn veneer panels. I used a weight rated lid support and plenty of lid clearance for small fingers.

-- Express creativity with wood, Dewayne. Vacaville CA.

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#1 posted 2588 days ago

Another excellent example of crisp lines and well executed joinery. Great project, Dewayne.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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#2 posted 2588 days ago

That Purpleheart is absolutly stunning. Beautiful piece.

-- Kaleo ,

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#3 posted 2587 days ago

Very nice. Great contrast in the wood.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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Thos. Angle

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#4 posted 2587 days ago

I agree with all that. It takes guts to use contrasts like that and you did it very well.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#5 posted 2587 days ago

this sept. issue??


beautiful and well planned

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#6 posted 2587 days ago

“this sept. issue??” Yes this September issue. Their website indicates the issue will be availible 07 – 31. Issue #18. Here is a link to their website.

I should mention that I’m not here to sell or promote anything, Just a hobbyist sharing my projects and information.

-- Express creativity with wood, Dewayne. Vacaville CA.

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#7 posted 2587 days ago

Have you done anything to keep the Purpleheart from aging. I’ve got some purple heart veneer that is 40 years old and it is very brown now.

I made my wife a dresser out of it in 1965 and I still have the extra veneer. But it’s not purple anymore.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware †

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#8 posted 2587 days ago

I love to contrast Oak and Purple Heart. You managed to get a nice coloring on the Purple Heart too. Great job.

-- Bill, Turlock California,

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#9 posted 2587 days ago

Very nice work. Excellent design.

Colors are beautiful.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#10 posted 2586 days ago

Wow! How do you do it!??? Just fantastic stuff Dewayne.

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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#11 posted 2585 days ago

congrats re: the feature in the magazine!!!! :)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#12 posted 2585 days ago

Great lookin’ and safe…the best combination for little ones….nice job…

-- Sawhorse - Sulphur Springs, TX -

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#13 posted 2584 days ago

Beautiful and the color just “pops”! I wish I had one or two of these myself!

Great Job.

-- Karrie

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#14 posted 2584 days ago

Amazing work as usual!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#15 posted 2584 days ago

Love that… I need to make one of these for my girls… I will read the magazine when it comes out and give it a shot this fall.


-- Drew, Pleasant Grove, Utah

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