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Project by tcarswell posted 05-12-2017 06:09 PM 2181 views 3 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife and I are big greene and greene fans. We’ve established somewhat so far a greene and greene theme in our living room . When it was time to make a toy box I didn’t want to go with something basic so I went about as extreme as my skills could take me . These darrell peart blanket chests are a bear !
I had 5 particular boards for this project i got recently from a long retired cabinet maker ( i got his shops left overs lots of neat stuff for absolutely dirt cheap ) he thought they were genuine mahogany I thought sapele but the price was like 50 cents a bd ft so I didn’t argue. Now that it’s finished I’m 99.9999 percent sure these boards were matched sapele the light figure was a nice surprise. In the pictures it has one coat of salad bowl finish from general finishes. (Has to be food safe and all) I’m constructing the dividers and sliding shelf with the same proud finger joints as the outside right now . I’m also waiting on the gas shocks it requires with the solid lid to open and close the lid safely and easily. I’ll update the pics later today with some of the process of routing the joints etc. As with all work in this style the secondary wood is Gabon ebony

Thanks for looking ,
Tcarswell

-- Nothing worth doing is easy ! (or simple)





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papadan

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#1 posted 05-12-2017 06:27 PM

TOY BOX? Can I call you daddy? Nice work going on there.

-- Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity!

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tcarswell

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#2 posted 05-12-2017 06:35 PM

I just spit out my coffee ! Thank you !

-- Nothing worth doing is easy ! (or simple)

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papadan

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#3 posted 05-12-2017 06:48 PM

I don’t have any spare keyboards! ;-)

-- Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity!

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tcarswell

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#4 posted 05-12-2017 07:19 PM

I’ll just hang this one up to dry ;)

-- Nothing worth doing is easy ! (or simple)

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#5 posted 05-12-2017 07:38 PM

This is a wonderful toy chest.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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builtinbkyn

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#6 posted 05-12-2017 07:41 PM

That’s beautiful. So is the wood and the finish.

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn :)

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tcarswell

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#7 posted 05-12-2017 07:43 PM

Thank you ! The sides are all one piece the top is two pieces bookmatched .

-- Nothing worth doing is easy ! (or simple)

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woodchuckerNJ

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#8 posted 05-12-2017 08:02 PM

Beautiful. Now that’s real wood working. Too nice for toys…

-- Jeff NJ

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#9 posted 05-12-2017 08:04 PM

extremely nice.

-- Two is One, One is None

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splintergroup

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#10 posted 05-12-2017 08:21 PM

You just can’t hold back can you 8^)

Next comes the G&G action figures and Gamble House replica play fort…..

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tcarswell

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#11 posted 05-12-2017 08:29 PM

I agree . The thought of screwing on these ghastly gas shocks has me cringing. My wife has already said to put it in the bedroom and make a new toy box. Problem is I’d go just as overboard then we’d have two giant blanket chests.

HOLD BACK?! Can’t do it I got some greene and greene built ins planned for that room so I can’t take any new awesome ideas ;)

and looking at my shop it may look like chaos but I know where every single off cut is !


Beautiful. Now that s real wood working. Too nice for toys…

- woodchuckerNJ


-- Nothing worth doing is easy ! (or simple)

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newwoodbutcher

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#12 posted 05-13-2017 02:07 AM

Beautifully executed with great material, well done. Toy box?? Food safe?? OK. The G&G bug is rampant in our neighborhood as well. My buddy installed the torsion hinges from Rockler on his daughters wedding gift G&G Blanket chest. At first hey looked a little clunky to me but worked beautifully. They are matched to the Ft pounds??? of your lid. On my chest, I went the way of the modern piston thingees, white plastic sides. I hated them but I was out of time with limited choices. I covered and hid them well i thought with 1/4” thick fitted boxes from the same material as the chest. It looked pretty cool. I think my buddies torsion hinges look better. That’s what I’ll use should I ever make another.

-- Ken

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#13 posted 05-13-2017 02:46 AM

Beautiful. Nicely done and great looking wood.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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#14 posted 05-13-2017 10:25 AM

Amazing toy box! I’ve been building one exactly like this for the past 6 months. I like the food safe finish.

Are you done with the finish, or do you have more coats of salad bowl finish to apply? Or something else for a topcoat?

-- Ron, Northern Illinois

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tcarswell

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#15 posted 05-13-2017 05:34 PM

I’ll probably apply two more coats of the salad bowl oil. It does a good job in protectio and it pops figure pretty well. Nice ! Good luck these things are really tough lol just tons of detail sanding and scraping

-- Nothing worth doing is easy ! (or simple)

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