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Project by boxcarmarty posted 642 days ago 1394 views 0 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

What was I thinking? As soon as I put their toys in the box, they were there to drag them out again.

I built this toy box just to play around with different profiles on my shaper and experiment with some finishing techniques. The wood is oak with a coat of Minwax dark walnut stain. After the stain had dried overnight, I sanded the box back down (leaving the dark in the grain and the beading) and re-stained it using Minwax natural. It is finished with simi-gloss poly…..

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....





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Bagtown

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#1 posted 642 days ago

I like the finish effect on the beads.
Which ones are the real dogs?

-- Mike - In Fort McMurray Alberta

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#2 posted 642 days ago

playing seems to have gone well
for both you and the pups

nice ‘aged’ look
brought out the banding detail
really nice

well done marty

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#3 posted 642 days ago

box turned out great Marty,like the finish too. dogs looks like they are saying why you put my toys in there ,good looking dogs too what kind are they ,

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#4 posted 642 days ago

box turned out great Marty,like the finish too. dogs looks like they are saying why you put my toys in there ,good looking dog too what kind are they ,

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#5 posted 642 days ago

Baggs, I just throw them all in the box and wait to see which one comes out first…..

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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#6 posted 642 days ago

sorry Marty for the double post

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#7 posted 642 days ago

Nice toy box. Great finish on the finish. I like the two tone as well.
Good stuff Marty.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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boxcarmarty

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#8 posted 642 days ago

Thanks David

eddie, The blonde is a shih tzu/lhasa apso mix, or a shiht apso (careful of the spelling) for short, and the black is a schnauzer with a bad hair day…..

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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#9 posted 642 days ago

Looks like 2 satisfied customers to me. I’m a big terrier fan. Nice effect from the stain- gives it an aged look.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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boxcarmarty

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#10 posted 642 days ago

Thanks Dave, The two tone really stands out on it. I’m pretty happy with it…..

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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#11 posted 642 days ago

I like the stained and sanded effect. That oak sure does suck the stain down into the pores. The cats seem to like it too. :)

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#12 posted 642 days ago

Oh thanks Ted, Now you got them running around here looking for cats…..

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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#13 posted 642 days ago

Lucky dogs…...looking good Marty….....When do they get their own train set?

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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#14 posted 642 days ago

LOL!!

Welcome back Marty :)

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#15 posted 642 days ago

Marty,
That is one very fine “experiment”!!!

However, I thought it was supposed to be a dog bowl & a cat box, not the other way around????

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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