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Project by enemykite posted 198 days ago 812 views 3 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My first woodworking project (well after a cross cut sled). A toy chest for my daughter on her first Christmas. Plywood panels with pine frame and top from the local big box store. I’ve heard it’s a bad idea to frame a solid top, but I liked the look and wanted to try some miter cuts. Used torsion hinges from rockler to keep it from slamming shut.

Definitely some stuff to learn though. My miters weren’t perfectly lined up so I had to fill them with some glue/dust. Think I need to make a miter sled since I don’t want to spend the money on a dedicated miter saw yet. Also need to work on my paint edging as you can see on the inside. There’s also a couple pocketholes you can see from the inside. Still, very happy with it, turned out much better than I thought for a first time table saw user.

Finish was just a stain I had for my flooring. Sprayed a coat of clearcoat on top. Smelled like hell, think I’ll try a shellac or poly next time.

Unfortunately I’m now addicted and want to spend all my time in the garage.





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Robsshop

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#1 posted 198 days ago

Very nice looking project and first time out of the gate, nice work! I bet it is filled up with toys already. She will eventually appreciate your efforts( and the toys)! Welcome to the club and yes , very addictive…......ROB

-- Rob,Gaithersburg,MD,One mans trash is another mans repurposed wood shop treasure ! ;-)

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489tad

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#2 posted 197 days ago

You did a very nice job. Welcome to LJ’s.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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Kv0nT

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#3 posted 197 days ago

Hey would you mind posting some closeups of your hinge set up. I’m building a blanket chest but I’m kind of uncertain about this point. BTW I love the cut out lift on a piece like this.

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enemykite

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#4 posted 197 days ago

Sure @Kv0nT

It’s this set from rockler… http://www.rockler.com/lid-stay-torsion-hinge-lid-support-rustic-bronze

Here’s a video of them in action. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WW7J0GUdQkk

They’re a little more expensive than most hinges, but they definitely work. It operates very similar to a laptop hinge.

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workerinwood

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#5 posted 197 days ago

Well done!! I am sure your daughter loves it. Thanks for posting and welcome to LJ’s.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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