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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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#1 posted 02-21-2012 12:56 PM
Really nice, are they hand cut dovetails?
-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.
#2 posted 02-21-2012 01:13 PM
I used a Leigh jig and router to cut the dovetails. Not enough patients to cut that many by hand.
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#3 posted 02-21-2012 01:56 PM
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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#4 posted 02-21-2012 02:40 PM
Very nice, great job!!
-- Jack, Albuquerque
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#5 posted 02-21-2012 02:45 PM
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
#6 posted 02-21-2012 02:50 PM
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.
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#7 posted 02-21-2012 04:07 PM
This is one fancy toy box,very attractive .Excellent work.
-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture
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#8 posted 02-21-2012 08:21 PM
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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#9 posted 02-21-2012 11:09 PM
Nice project. Jig cut dovetails are in no way cheating in my opinion. Looks great.
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#10 posted 02-21-2012 11:59 PM
That’s a grand looking chest
-- Don, Royersford, PA
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#11 posted 02-22-2012 02:01 AM
Got to love that cherry
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#12 posted 02-22-2012 04:49 PM
That is a wonderful chest and you did a fine job on it. Congratulations.
helluvawreck aka Charleshttp://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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