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Project by drbones posted 913 days ago 1415 views 4 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Adapted from a blanket chest design, this was built as a toy chest with hinges that support the weight of the top.

-- Its' better to wear out than to rust out!





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Martyroc

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#1 posted 913 days ago

Really nice, are they hand cut dovetails?

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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drbones

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#2 posted 913 days ago

I used a Leigh jig and router to cut the dovetails. Not enough patients to cut that many by hand.

-- Its' better to wear out than to rust out!

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joekr

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#3 posted 913 days ago

Nice chest! What is the purpose of the two cross boards on the inside of the lid. Sorry if this a stupid question but I am in the process of researching toy chest’s for my own build I am planning soon.
-joekr

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workerinwood

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#4 posted 913 days ago

Very nice, great job!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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ohwoodeye

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#5 posted 913 days ago

There won’t be many toys in this one…...but it will provide hours of entertainment crawling in and out of and hiding in. You can bet on that.
Well done.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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drbones

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#6 posted 913 days ago

I put the 2 cross bars under the top because i was a bit worried about warping. they are screwed with oval holes to allow for expansion. the trim on the top is attached with a sliding dovetail cleat that’s only glued on one end; also to allow movement of the wood.

-- Its' better to wear out than to rust out!

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a1Jim

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#7 posted 913 days ago

This is one fancy toy box,very attractive .Excellent work.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Zulu55

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#8 posted 912 days ago

Excellent looking toy box. I was looking at a similar design to build myself but I like yours better. Thanks for sharing.

-- Adam - Langley, British Columbia (Canada)

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CSlabon

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#9 posted 912 days ago

Nice project. Jig cut dovetails are in no way cheating in my opinion. Looks great.

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doncutlip

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#10 posted 912 days ago

That’s a grand looking chest

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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ducky911

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#11 posted 912 days ago

Got to love that cherry

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helluvawreck

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#12 posted 912 days ago

That is a wonderful chest and you did a fine job on it. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com/

-- 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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