Greene and Greene toy box

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Project by ronstar posted 08-24-2017 03:40 PM 2137 views 7 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Greene and Greene toy box for my grand niece. African mahogany with ebony pegs. 4 coats of arm-r-seal. Made from plans by Darrell Peart. Plans and instructions are in Fine Woodworking Nov/Dec 2014 issue. Also in Darrell Peart’s Greene and Greene books.

-- Ron, Northern Illinois

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#1 posted 08-24-2017 03:44 PM

Whoa! that is an amazing piece. Great job, the joinery looks perfect.

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#2 posted 08-24-2017 04:03 PM

Another on my wish list even have some of the wood collecting started. Just need to get the right plans

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#3 posted 08-24-2017 04:10 PM

Very well done.

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#4 posted 08-24-2017 04:56 PM

Beautiful work!

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#5 posted 08-24-2017 04:57 PM

Quite a success!

Are those hinges spring loaded to stay in position like that?

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#6 posted 08-24-2017 06:46 PM

looks great!

-- The optimist says "the glass is half full". The pessimist says "the glass is half empty". The engineer says "the glass is twice as big as it needs to be"

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#7 posted 08-24-2017 06:49 PM

That is one of the best things I’ve seen, really beautiful. You should be proud!

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be.

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#8 posted 08-24-2017 07:10 PM

wow that is just beautiful,im a big g&g fan and this puts a smile on my face.your craftsmanship is top notch,having done some g&g i can really appreciate the work you put into this.a well deserved top 3 ron,congrats.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#9 posted 08-24-2017 08:07 PM

Thanks everyone! I really like the g&g style too. And I have some ebony left over. So I’ll have to find something in g&g to use up the ebony.

splintergroup – The hinges are torsion hinges from Rockler – for toy boxes so the lid cannot slam shut on kids fingers.

-- Ron, Northern Illinois

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#10 posted 08-24-2017 08:11 PM

Best looking toy box I’ve seen!

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#11 posted 08-24-2017 08:44 PM

Very classy, are you sure this is a toy box, looks more like a hope chest?
There is a lot of detail of this piece which makes it outstanding.

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#12 posted 08-24-2017 11:43 PM

Outstanding work!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#13 posted 08-25-2017 01:14 AM

Awesome looking build.

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#14 posted 08-25-2017 12:22 PM

Wow! this is a beautiful toy box and is so nicely done.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#15 posted 08-26-2017 07:20 PM

You have certainly done an awesome job on this piece, thank you for sharing

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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