Toyboxes/ Blanket chests -NYWS Design

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Project by DonSC posted 09-13-2012 07:49 PM 921 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I wanted to try and put together a toybox/blanket chest, and ended up making 7 of them for grandkids at Christmas 2010. Each one held its own challenges, since there was a time constraint and I’m not not an accomplished woodworker. Applying the finish took its toll on my efforts. It takes practice to get a good finish. I sanded and sanded, but I couldn’t sand enough to remove all the glue from assembly, so the finish suffered on some of them since the stain wouldn’t always cover the glue. (Stain first, then assemble?)

-- Don, Culleoka, Tn.

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#1 posted 09-13-2012 08:36 PM

they look great, and I’m sure the grandkids will get plenty of good use from them. Nice job!

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#2 posted 09-13-2012 08:52 PM

After I assemble a piece that will be stained, I soak pieces of paper towel in water and clean off all the glue that I can find. It usually works pretty well.

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#3 posted 09-13-2012 09:18 PM

Yes. Ditto on the glue removal Mike. I usually use a wet cloth.

-- Don, Culleoka, Tn.

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#4 posted 09-13-2012 11:50 PM

Welcome to LJ’s. I have read on here not to wipe water base glue with a wet/moist it will settle in the pores of the wood. It is best to let it dry and use a scraper to remove the excess glue.

-- Bruce, Arnold MD

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