|Project by qball||posted 09-10-2013 05:07 PM||1072 views||2 times favorited||5 comments|
I just finished my 7 week old sons toy box. It’s made from some cherry that was giving to me from my father in law. The joinery consist of threw, half blind, & sliding dovetails. The actual toy box is constructed with threw dovetails and the small sliding box is constructed with half blind dovetails so when it’s in the box the joints are not noticeable. The divider in the small box was joined using sliding dovetails. I built the small box and installed the runners without taking into account the hinges that overhang into the box by about 1/8”. I ended up having to taper the ends of the small box on each end to allow for enough clearance to slide past the hinges while still keeping it tight along the runners. The hinges are Rocker’s Lid Stay Hinges and they are great. I don’t think I will have to work about my little one slamming an fingers in there! I finished it all with boiled linseed oil followed by 4 coats of Arm-R-Seal. I think that the hardest part about this build is going to be watching little man beat it up as he grows up, but I guess it is a toy box.