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Project by boxcarmarty posted 11-19-2012 01:14 AM 1430 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 11-19-2012 01:18 AM

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 11-19-2012 01:19 AM

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 11-19-2012 01:26 AM

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 11-19-2012 01:28 AM

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 11-19-2012 01:29 AM

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 11-19-2012 01:30 AM

sorry Marty for the double post

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#7 posted 11-19-2012 01:30 AM

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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#8 posted 11-19-2012 01:35 AM

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 11-19-2012 01:36 AM

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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#10 posted 11-19-2012 01:39 AM

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 11-19-2012 01:39 AM

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 11-19-2012 01:43 AM

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 11-19-2012 01:53 AM

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 11-19-2012 01:54 AM

LOL!!

Welcome back Marty :)

-- I support the 28th Amendment. http://www.wolf-pac.com/28th

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#15 posted 11-19-2012 03:15 AM

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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