Toy Chest Build #1: Laying out the pieces and preparing the rails & stiles

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Blog entry by 7Footer posted 06-29-2016 10:25 PM 1855 reads 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I built these toy chests for my Nieces (they aren’t technically my nieces but I consider them family!), we’ve been talking about it with them and their parents for a couple years now, and one of the twins is particularly interested in my woodworking shop. They always have to look for our cat who is scared of everyone and hides out whenever someone knocks on the door, but usually the cat is hiding out in the shop, and the curious kids always have questions about all the stuff in my shop…. So I wanted to make this video to show them how I made the toy chests, I had much more footage than I first anticipated, and decided that I will break it into 3 parts.

In the first part I am just getting the layout of all the rails and stiles figured out, trying to somewhat bookmatch them, and getting the grooves cut to accept the panels. I started with 2 pieces of birch plywood.

Thanks for looking!


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#1 posted 06-29-2016 10:32 PM

Nice. Video turned out great. The sleeveless shirt I’m sure is keeping you cool, but it has me sweatin’.

-- I came - I sawed - I over-built

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#2 posted 06-29-2016 11:05 PM

Thanks buddy, it was pretty hot that weekend! hahahaha, I knew you guys would have a field day with my shop garb and apron, I’m always looking like scrub in the shop, but the boys love it. lol


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#3 posted 06-30-2016 10:28 AM

Well that’s lunchtime today sorted. I can munch on my spicy chicken and rice and watch a ‘7’ vid. Happy days!

-- Andy - Old Chinese proverb says: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."

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#4 posted 06-30-2016 12:52 PM

Outstanding video 7! I love it. Fun to see your process as well.

Excellent work bud.

Phoebe! <pet>

-- ~Tony

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