Blanket chest / Toy box

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Project by sgmdwk posted 238 days ago 695 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this chest for my granddaughter, who is only 4 months old. She can use it as a toy box, then keep it as a blanket chest – her first piece of furniture. It’s just pine. I trimmed the panels by hand and found it faster and just as accurate as building a fixture for my table saw. I did make a jig to cut the box joints. Anyway, it was fun to build. Someday, I hope she appreciates her grandpa’s gift.

-- Dave K.

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 238 days ago

She will appreciate it for sure. Great job

-- 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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#2 posted 238 days ago

Really thoughtful and well done
Great pics too!

-- Greg Simon

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#3 posted 237 days ago

She will love it! nice job.

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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#4 posted 226 days ago

That table saw looks just like mine. I got it on Craig’s list for $100. and the guy threw in a couple of metal stands one of which my planer sits on. The other is holding up one of my chop saws. It works well for me.

-- Charlie75, Alto

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#5 posted 226 days ago

I bought the saw new, from Sears, when we transferred back from Germany to the states in 1989 and bought our first house. I don’t remember what it cost then – maybe $250 (?).

-- Dave K.

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