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Toy Chest Creations - A learning experience

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Blog series by Woodbutchery updated 12-20-2009 08:47 PM 2 parts 2800 reads 3 comments total

Part 1: The Design and initial learning experiences

10-22-2009 04:07 PM by Woodbutchery | 3 comments »

So. My stepdaughter asked me if I could build a toy chest for my grandson. “Sure!” I said, never having built anything of this type before. She gave me rough dimensions of what she wanted, and I worked on a design. After some time, I came up with what you see below. I wanted clean lines and an open design, rather than panelled. The Materials I’ve gone with a redwood frame and 1/2” maple plywood for the panels. The Build So. I get the wood, cut...

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Part 2: The box assembly is completed - a lot of things learned, a few small inconsistencies

12-20-2009 08:47 PM by Woodbutchery | 0 comments »

I’ll add pictures later. This project has been a huge learning experience. Many of the things I’ve learned are mundane in the woodworking world, and have been expressed better by far more experienced craftsmen than I. A list of what I would consider to be the things that others probably do without thinking: Measure measure measure measure measure measure measure measure measure measure measure measure Put the wood down before making adjustments to the blade height. Thi...

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