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post #1 of 11 Old 11-06-2009, 08:59 PM Thread Starter
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New kid = new toybox

Well we had our daughter almost 12 weeks ago so the wife put me to work on a new toybox. I used ash for my last one and decided since it is abundantly available to me that I'd use it again. I think this will be my last ash piece for awhile. Time to expand my horizons so to speak. She let me do what I wanted creatively speaking so I tried to emulate Greene and Greene with cloudlifts and such. I also tried the decorative plugs they used on joints. I think theirs were real; mine are an attempt at decorative. After this project I have decided a nice, quality set of chisels in on my list. My cheapos gave me fits and I have limited success with cutting out my mortises for the plugs. I used the Rockler torsion hinges for this toybox. The hinges and safety mechanism was a real problem for me on my sons toybox so I was determined to use these with this one. I can only say that they are awesome. A great product so far. The finish is darker than I wanted, but the wife loved it. It was General Finishes dark cherry stain, which I will never use again. I hated it. It is water based, and the odor was real low, but it dried much faster than I anticipated and I had some issues. I then put on two coats of wiping poly. I love that stuff. Anyways, please let me know what you think.
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Oh, no, she's not going to be spoiled! That thing's fit for royalty.

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That's not a toybox......that's a TOYBOX!!!!
Most definately an heirloom that will be passed on from generation to generation. Be sure to burn your name and the date in the bottom so that future generations will know it's history. You did a fantastic job.
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great toy box adam. i see improvement in every project you post.

hope to someday get together and visit

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Fantastic work.
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Beautiful job. Sturdy for sure.

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Thanks for the kind words guys, I appreciate it.
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ACP that really does look fabulous. Very, very nice job. I really like the feet curve on the bottom of the legs, the detail trim work on the front and the square plugs are stunning. With a completed project like that I’m sure you will be allowed to buy yourself some nice chisels, in fact you’ll probably get what you want for quite some time so may want to make hay while the sun shines.

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Funny you mention that, I already tried to get the wife to approve a new purchase. You'd think I'd get some leeway, but I have spent a lot on tools and wood in the last year. I only started doing this around last December, and I have a pretty complete home shop so I bought in fast. The economy dictated a lot of tool deals that helped out a lot but I did push my luck. I will keep working on her though...... :o)
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Nice work. I like the style of the toybox.

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nice work! that's a toy box fit for royalty!

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