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Project by Jason posted 01-05-2010 04:59 AM 2232 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a project I built for my oldest son. It is based on plans in a New Yankee Workshop book I bought a few years back. It is home center pine that wasn’t very flat or exactly 3/4” thick as I figured out the hard way. I had a few mortise and tenon joints that had a fairly pronounced reveal as a result that took quite a bit of sanding to fix. It was finished with acrylic gloss.

I installed an anti-slam bracket to accompany the piano hinge. It has been in use for a year now and the lid no longer closes all the way.

-- Jason - Colorado Springs

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#1 posted 01-05-2010 07:54 AM

Good looking chest, I like it.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#2 posted 01-05-2010 08:03 AM

I built a toy box for my son last spring, I used Rockler’s Lid stay torsion hinges and they work great. The lid stays at whatever position you leave it in. Works really good for little kids, no slammed fingers! Great looking project.

-- Andy ---- Missoula, MT

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#3 posted 01-06-2010 12:43 AM

great work
thankĀ“s for sharing

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