toy box #2

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Project by BenFrazier posted 605 days ago 1320 views 7 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

this is my second toybox, for my second daughter. it turned out great and was a blast to build. i used “premium pine” from home depot and glued each side (panel) together with an offset to allow each panel to slip into one another, much like a puzzle. i used red oak dowels to pin the panels together. there is also two strips of red oak on the lid. another great part of this box is the lid support. i used these on my first box as well.. but heres some advice, i have a second one that i will install in a few months, because the spring will wear out and not do its job properly.

thanks for looking!!!!!

-- -Ben -- Never Stop Exploring

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#1 posted 605 days ago

That’s great Ben it looks super.

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#2 posted 605 days ago

very cool, I like the corners!

-- I'm only deaf in one ear,,,,,I just can't hear out of the other one., Denny, Indiana implant, living in PA

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#3 posted 605 days ago


Really nice joinery!

Here’s a tip to those worried about crushed little fingers. If you recess all the top edges except just an in or so at each corner it will leave a gap where fingers won’t get caught. I would still use the lid supports as well!

Great build!


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#4 posted 605 days ago

That’s really a nice present for your daughter. She’ll love it.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#5 posted 605 days ago

It looks real great :)

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#6 posted 604 days ago

Really nice. I am sure daughter loves it.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#7 posted 604 days ago

nice looking toy box.looks like it’s been there a 100 years

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#8 posted 604 days ago

thanks all, i love the feedback and sharing my projects with such a great group of craftsman. im still very new to the art, but am doing what i can to improve my skill.

as for the corners, i love them too, and i got the idea from this project.

thanks again!

-- -Ben -- Never Stop Exploring

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#9 posted 604 days ago

Wow, the doweling really makes this piece stand out! Very nice indeed!

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#10 posted 604 days ago

KnotCurser…that’s a great tip. I’m gonna use it on my next toy box. Nice build, Ben. Really like the corners.

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