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McKinlee's Toy Box

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 06-05-2019 01:26 AM 573 views 0 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my great granddaughter’s birthday present. She’ll be 1 year old in about 2 months.
I made the box out of pine with biscuits in all the seams. The corners are all lock mitered. This is the first time I ever did that long of a lock miter joint. I had to use many feather boards to hold the joint in a straight line because these wide boards had just little warp after sending them through the 60” sander at the place LJ Doug Scott used to work.. ( Thanks Doug).

The bottom is in a dado all the way around and it has threaded inserts for the four casters on the corners.
Randy Smith, the retired shop teacher at the high school , made the board with the lettering on his CNC router and I copied it to the two boards with my duplicator.

The box is 18” x 36” and 19” high. It is stained with a Zar chestnut stain and the inside is finished with semi gloss lacquer and the outside is finished with wiped on semi gloss poly.

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!





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Tooch

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#1 posted 06-05-2019 01:41 AM

Very nice Jim, but what the heck are you doing finishing this so early? I like to wait till the night before to finish things, makes the excitement that much more intense when then poly dries!!

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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Jerry

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#2 posted 06-05-2019 02:36 AM

It’s beautiful Jim. What an heirloom that she will treasure always.

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://www.geraldlhunsucker.com/

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Ivan

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#3 posted 06-05-2019 06:00 AM

Magnificant box… Happy birthday to her. Great letter making set up. I like the way you made those corner joints.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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ronstar

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#4 posted 06-05-2019 11:05 AM

Very nice toy box!

-- Ron, Northern Illinois

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luv2learn

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#5 posted 06-05-2019 01:43 PM

What a wonderful gift. She will treasure it for years.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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Jim Jakosh

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#6 posted 06-05-2019 02:06 PM

Thank you all for the nice comments. I taken another shot of her standing in it on her birthday in August!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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GR8HUNTER

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#7 posted 06-05-2019 02:30 PM

is her name just painted in ? .. such a beautiful box for a beutiful little girl .. super GR8 finish GREAT JOB :<)))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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Jim Jakosh

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#8 posted 06-05-2019 06:03 PM

Thanks, Tony. Her name is routed in and painted!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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oltexasboy1

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#9 posted 06-05-2019 08:36 PM

You made a really nice toy box, I just refinished the one I made 22 years ago for my grand daughter, now that she has a daughter. My only suggestion would be to consider soft close or safety hinges for the lid , kids have a tendency to slam the lids.(on their fingers) Again good job, I wish I had the ability to engrave her name like you did.

-- "The pursuit of perfection often yields excellence"

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doubleDD

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#10 posted 06-05-2019 09:31 PM

I really like the toy box Jim. The name makes it very personnel. I wish I had access to a cnc router for those special projects.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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Jim Jakosh

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#11 posted 06-05-2019 11:00 PM

Thanks Texas and Dave!

Hi Texas..I am considering putting soft close supports on there. I cut away the front so it would not be a pinch area but you never know where that little hand will be. For now I have two supports that lock and she won’t be figuring that out for while!! I have a friend with a CNC laser and one with a CNC router and they help me out now and then!. We reciprocate by me doing machine work for them. My duplicator has a full set of letter guides but none as pretty as these in this writing font!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Joe Lyddon

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#12 posted 06-06-2019 12:39 AM

That is a wonderful, GREAT box… I’m sure she will LOVE it!

I really like your use of a CMC router system! (Cave Man Controlled)
Looks real cool! Just like part of a CNC system, except Cave Man style! :)

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: https://www.ncwoodworker.net/forums/index.php

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Grumpy

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#13 posted 06-06-2019 01:27 AM

Well constructed & a nice finish Jim.
I like the look of that duplicator.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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Druid

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#14 posted 06-06-2019 06:21 AM

Very nicely done Jim. I bet she’ll keep this around for many decades.
(I like your upcoming reply to Joe re HNC Machining.) ;)

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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KimAccurso

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#15 posted 06-06-2019 02:34 PM

This is just great for McKinley, Jim! I looks great and sturdy. Love the engraving, and how you painted it really stands out. Something I need to do for Rocco.

-- Kim - imperfection is the pursuit of perfection

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