Grandson's Toy Box

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Project by Les posted 08-18-2011 09:39 PM 2007 views 3 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My projects have the first one I made for the granddaughter, this one is a little different. I used gas cylinders to hold open the lid and prevent mashed fingers, the stain was much darker, and I sprayed it with lacquer. I guess this will be the last toy box and I will have to change the name to blanket chest.

-- Stay busy....Stay young

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#1 posted 08-18-2011 10:06 PM

Nice Box, Cute kids, Happy grandpa!

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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#2 posted 08-18-2011 11:01 PM

Thanks Cozmo, I really enjoyed making it. You all have any break from the heat yet?


-- Stay busy....Stay young

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#3 posted 08-19-2011 02:38 AM

Les, That is a GREAT toy box. I’m sure your grand daughter will cherish it, and someday pass it down to her own daughter. A piece such as this, deffinately has that heirloom quality to it. You are a “great” Grandpa already.

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#4 posted 08-19-2011 03:15 AM

Smiles all around. Great toy box and I’m sure it will be well used.

-- You will never build it unless you try. The second one always turns out better.

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#5 posted 08-19-2011 03:55 AM

Les, it is still 102-106 here. It is so hot here that the birds are pulling the worms out of the ground with pot holders! Grass fires are popping up. It hasn’t rained in so long, the fish have ticks.

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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#6 posted 08-19-2011 04:21 AM

The first pic tells the whole story… Well done!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#7 posted 08-19-2011 11:04 AM

The smile in the first pic says it all. Them and yours !!!! Well done and enjoy. I’m kinda jealous on that shop of yours! I wish I had that much room…. Enjoy.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#8 posted 08-19-2011 01:25 PM

Thanks to everyone for the kudos.

-- Stay busy....Stay young

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#9 posted 08-19-2011 02:08 PM

That will give them something to hand down. It looks like it came out great.

-- "so much to learn and so little time"..

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#10 posted 08-19-2011 03:00 PM

Very nice! That will last forever and good idea on preventing smashed fingers!

-- If you can't fix it with a hammer, You've got an electrical problem.

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#11 posted 08-19-2011 04:04 PM

Nice work Les! and a nice workshop :)

-- Worlds Best Box Hardware!

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#12 posted 08-20-2011 05:10 AM

Great work. Hard to tell who looks happier :)

-- John

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#13 posted 08-25-2011 04:25 PM

Looks nice. Let me mention that my kids had a toybox that had vent holes in the ends.

It’s so hot here in Tennessee that i saw a dog chasing a rabbit and they were both walking!
It’s so dry here in Tennessee that you can see the fish swimming upstream by the cloud of dust!

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