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Project by gforcegarcia posted 06-17-2008 07:42 PM 1600 views 5 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this totbox for my son. It is made from solid Ash. I did the dovetails with my router and Porter Cable dovetail template. This was my first time making a piece entirely out of solid wood. The finish is Tried And True Varnish Oil.

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#1 posted 06-18-2008 12:19 AM

Very nice. Looks sturdy.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#2 posted 06-18-2008 12:50 AM

Nice toy box…the dovetails look great.

I assume those are stop hinges in the corners…what kind are they?

-- Martin, Kansas

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#3 posted 06-18-2008 02:45 AM

That looks like it will hold a few toys and be something he can use for a long time, then pass along to his kids. Ash is still one of my favorites, and when the piece is as big as that top, it looks even better. Good job.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#4 posted 06-18-2008 03:49 AM

Nice looking toy box.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#5 posted 06-18-2008 04:20 AM

The lid supports are from Rockler. They are sold as toybox lid supports. You have to calculate the weight and dimensions of the lid to get the right strength supports. They work great. My son has not smashed any fingers yet, and the lid is plenty heavy.

Thanks for your comments!

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#6 posted 06-19-2008 06:08 AM

Nice work. Toy boxes always give me a lot of satisfaction seeing them in use.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service

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