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My son Oliver turns 2 on Feb 21, here is a toy box i built for him.

It is built from solid oak. With raised panels. All of the frame joinery is draw bored with rived oak pegs. Including the bread boards on the top. Cedar for the floor for when he outgrows its use as a toy box and decides to store blankets or what not. Cast iron handles torsion hinges to prevent smashed fingers and a true brass half mortice lock.

The finish is a simple blo with a satin poly.

Oh all the corners were beaded with a 1/4" scratch stock

Enjoy

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Very well done! An instant heirloom. The bead detail takes it to a whole other level and the plaque will remind all who built it as it travels through generations.
 

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Absolutely beautiful. I'm building a toy box for my little girl now but, after seeing this, I think I need to throw mine in with the firewood and start over. Great job!
 

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Thank you for all of the compliments on this piece, Sorry it has taken me a few days to return to this thread, I have been busy at the FD.

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I really admire the bead detail, you wouldn't happen to have some pictures of the process would ya? I am guessing the end grain on the breadboard ends was tricky, especially in the corner

Yes, I do have some pictures of the process to do bead detail. I will post it in the hand tool section, under scratch stock beading. Doing the end grain is a little bit more difficult then long grain but not as bad as cross grain, in my opinion. The main thing to remember is to work into the middle of the board and not work toward the outer edge or you will get tear out or blow out.
 

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Wonderful toy box! Great design, like the bread boards and the beaded corners. It sure looks sturdy, an heirloom piece for sure that your son will enjoy for a long time. Way to go Dad!
 
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