Toy box (blanket chest in disguise)

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Project by theoldfart posted 02-29-2012 10:28 PM 2826 views 5 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

For my first grandchild, Dillon, my daughter asked for a toybox. I wanted something that would last for a lifetime and that Dillon could find useful as he grows. It’s made of cherry and maple. Mortis and tenon throughout.
FedEx did a number on it when we shipped it to California and I spent a good part of Christmas repairing the damage.

-- "Aged flatus, I heard that some one has already blown out your mortise." THE Surgeon ……………………………………. Kevin

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#1 posted 02-29-2012 10:55 PM

It came out really nice, and I bet Dillon will cherish it for a long time.

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

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#2 posted 03-01-2012 01:02 PM

Absolutely beautiful! What finish did you use?

-- - The mightiest oak in the forest is just a little nut that held its ground.

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#3 posted 03-01-2012 02:16 PM

Great job!! It will be in the family for generations.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#4 posted 03-02-2012 02:04 AM

the finish is Tried and True. I wanted something with a low VOC content. It is not a solvent based finish.

-- "Aged flatus, I heard that some one has already blown out your mortise." THE Surgeon ……………………………………. Kevin

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#5 posted 03-02-2012 10:11 PM

Too bad about the damage, but don’t be too hard on FedX – improper packaging is the culprit in 90% of cases.
I was in the shipping / packaging industry for years and took classes on proper means.

The cherry / maple combo looks great! Nice job. Dillon will have something to pass on to her grandkids!


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