Toy Box

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Project by BrianGT posted 11-22-2012 10:46 PM 4038 views 4 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was my first commissioned piece. A collegue asked me to make a toy box for her grandson. I drew up some sketches and this is the design we agreed upon. She wanted his name to be on it so I inlayed it on the front with each letter 1/16 proud of the surface for little fingers to explore. To get the font I simply typed his name into an ms word document and blew the font up to 400 and traced it from the screen.

It is laminated pine panels and has cherry accents (the base, dowels. the name and the bread-board ends)
I chose to strengthen the corners by doing an interlocking type of wide finger joint and exposed dowels. I made the joint with a pattern bit in my router and it worked really well. This is the third time I used bread-board ends and they turn out great everytime. I’m very pleased. I need to work on my inlay skills though.

Its finished with tung oil.

Thanks for looking.

-- "Fear of failure limits our creativity" so to create something truly awesome you first have to be prepared to flop

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#1 posted 11-23-2012 02:53 AM

Very Nice Indeed!! Thanks for Posting!


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#2 posted 11-23-2012 03:02 AM

Really nice looking. Should last him for years.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 11-23-2012 03:56 AM

I see a spoiling happening here…great looking toy box. Sure it will be one of his heirlooms someday and will probably get you more of it to build.

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#4 posted 11-23-2012 04:49 PM

Beautiful toybox,good job

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#5 posted 11-23-2012 09:37 PM

Great box and nice finish!

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