Treasure box for my two year old

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Project by Jarrett posted 02-13-2016 02:36 PM 765 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My daughter turns two this Valentine’s Day. I made her a box of drawers to store her special stones and rocks she collects on our walks. Simple box construction with cherry and pine, but I became more acquainted with my radial arm saw to cut all the dados and shoulders. Not only is it quieter than my router table, I’m preferring it more and more…even though it was 1/7 the cost of the router table and lift! Wish I had a router plane! One day…one day soon. I drew a quick sketch on sketch-up over dinner before I started and it seems a great deal of oxidation has occurred because my skills at doing such a thing are extremely rusty. Amazing how fast that can happen! Stay warm out there! I had a hell of a time keeping feeling in the extremities!

-- Jarrett

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#1 posted 02-13-2016 06:51 PM

A lot of people bad mouth the radial arm saw, some for justified reasons. Cutting rabbets is much easier on the radial arms saw due to the fact that you can see the blade and your marks.i am sure your daughter will love it.

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#2 posted 02-14-2016 02:36 AM

Agreed! I mainly bought the old dewalt radial to do 2” shoulder cuts and various tenons..I put my freud dado stack on it that I had for my tablesaw and it has performed well above my expectations even though the blades have been cutting though oak for quite some time. I can’t wait to see how well it will perform with appropriate new blades on it!

-- Jarrett

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#3 posted 02-14-2016 03:54 PM

A fun project for that special little lady in your life.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#4 posted 02-14-2016 05:30 PM

Beautiful colours, those pulls are fantastic.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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