Toy chest for niece's daughter

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Project by bobdurnell posted 10-01-2007 01:09 AM 1824 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My brother and I together made this toy chest out of solid maple and teak. Using for the first time the Keller dovetail jig. Anti-slam lid supports, inlaid letters, and aromatic red cedar lining wil make this project an hierloom. Here is my brother working on the toy chest.

-- bobdurnell, Santa Ana California.

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#1 posted 10-01-2007 01:11 AM

Wonderful chest. I’m sure she loved it.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#2 posted 10-01-2007 01:23 AM

Nice work! Its always fun to make something that will be remembered in the family!

-- Spread love with our work

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#3 posted 10-01-2007 09:57 AM

nice box jock, what’s that say on the back of shirt?

-- Rico Durnell Woodworker

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#4 posted 10-01-2007 02:57 PM

love the edge.
What a treasure to hold treasures!!!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#5 posted 10-01-2007 04:42 PM

Nice! Looks like it will last for many years.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#6 posted 10-01-2007 05:54 PM

That says on the front of shirt is I think: When all else fails call the HANDYMAN.

-- bobdurnell, Santa Ana California.

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#7 posted 10-02-2007 07:56 AM

What’s it say on my shirt?

-- Rico Durnell Woodworker

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#8 posted 10-02-2007 05:18 PM

It’s a nice chest!

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

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#9 posted 04-09-2008 06:26 PM

Hi Bob

Beautiful chest. I am sure the girl was pleased. Really love the corners on the chest.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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