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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 07-28-2007 07:18 AM

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 07-28-2007 07:18 AM

That Purpleheart is absolutly stunning. Beautiful piece.

-- Kaleo ,

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#3 posted 07-28-2007 09:14 AM

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 07-28-2007 02:01 PM

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 07-28-2007 02:11 PM

this sept. issue??


beautiful and well planned

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#6 posted 07-28-2007 07:01 PM

“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 07-28-2007 07:07 PM

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 soon moving to Virginia †

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#8 posted 07-28-2007 07:34 PM

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 07-29-2007 06:31 AM

Very nice work. Excellent design.

Colors are beautiful.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#10 posted 07-29-2007 08:05 AM

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 07-30-2007 01:26 PM

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

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#12 posted 07-30-2007 01:31 PM

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

-- Sawhorse - Sulphur Springs, TX -

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#13 posted 07-31-2007 07:24 PM

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 07-31-2007 07:25 PM

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 07-31-2007 11:26 PM

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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