Toy chest for niece's daughter

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Project by bobdurnell posted 2492 days ago 1344 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 2492 days ago

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 2492 days ago

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 2491 days ago

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

-- Rico Durnell Woodworker

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#4 posted 2491 days ago

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

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#5 posted 2491 days ago

Nice! Looks like it will last for many years.

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

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#6 posted 2491 days ago

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 2490 days ago

What’s it say on my shirt?

-- Rico Durnell Woodworker

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#8 posted 2490 days ago

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 2300 days ago

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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