Hawaian Toybox

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Project by lizardhead posted 11-02-2012 05:36 PM 1106 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is a 5 day project. My Grandson is only 6 weeks old, not quite ready for a toybox. I hope he gets as much fun out of it as I did making it. I think I will build a couple secret compartments inside that will open up by turning the handle on the side somehow. I know I have the time, it’s the inginuity that lacks. The surfboard is 3-D—the fish are marquet (spell) There are 468 holes with walnut dowels on all the trim pieces.

-- Lizardhead---Yeah but it's a dry heat--Tempe, Az

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#1 posted 11-02-2012 05:44 PM

Great job, love the detail with the dowels…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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Monte Pittman

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#2 posted 11-02-2012 06:28 PM

You have the patience of a saint dealing with small pieces. Great job.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 11-02-2012 06:30 PM

Planned or inspirational? I have been wanting to build a keepsake chest for a friend that is in the Pirate Chest type shape. Great job would love to know where you got the plans if that is what you used. Is the lid Coopered or inset into a round groove? Thanks for posting….

-- Rick.... Fort Worth, Texas

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#4 posted 11-02-2012 06:43 PM

I built as it comes to me-What are plans??? The top is 12 pieces with a 7-1/2 degree bevel, the trim is carfully segmented based on an 18” diameter using 24 segments, the main box and lid was made from a single 1/4” oak ply with 1/2 circle skeleton frame for strength. It is very lightweight and solid. The handle not shown is a bone.

-- Lizardhead---Yeah but it's a dry heat--Tempe, Az

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Jim Jakosh

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#5 posted 11-03-2012 12:20 AM

That is a sweet toy chest, Dave. I agree …what are plans????? That is you own unique design. I love it.
Those dowels make it look like a rivet job. Nice touch. I’ll bet you’re glad you done drilling all those holes!!


-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#6 posted 11-03-2012 07:04 AM

I like those Hawaian details on.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#7 posted 11-04-2012 02:33 AM

What a fun time you must have had making this. knowing that your grandson will be all over it!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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