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Thread: Toy Box Complete

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Zushi, Japan

    Toy Box Complete

    Here is a toy box I just completed. Well actually not quite as there are only two coats of BLO/Tung/Poly on it now and I will will put a couple of poly over that. This is nothing fancy really as I used some cheap cedar from my local big box. It is for my 3 year old daughter so it is going to get abused some I'm sure. The construction is frame and panel with some lining.

    Front View Closed

    Front View Open

    View of Lining

    For my next project I probably won't be spending so much time here. For some time I have been interested in making a stringed instrument but have never got around to it. Finally though I have made the decision to go ahead with it. So I will be foraging the around the acoustic guitar sites gleeming info on construction techniques. I am in the planning stages of making a flat top six string acoustic guitar in the traditional OM style.

    Thanks for looking.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Constantine, MI
    That is one very handsome looking chest Alex - Very nicely done. I'm positive the recipient will be thrilled!
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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Tokyo Japan
    Very nice Alex, she is going to love it!

    I sure hope that you post your guitar making here, I'd love to see one of those go together!
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  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    Cedar seems like a good choice for this purpose. I am sure your daughter will love it.

  5. #5
    Don Taylor is offline Former Member (by the member's request)
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    Wow! Simply beautiful Alex!


  6. #6
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM
    Beautiful work, Alex. I'll bet your daughter gets a lot of use out of it.

    Add me to the list of those who will be highly disappointed if you don't post guitar progress pics. Building guitars is something that has been on my list for a long time.
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  7. #7
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Zushi, Japan
    Thanks for the comments guys. About the guitar I will do a progress thread. Glad to hear there is some interest in this. It is going to take a little while before I get started though as I have to make some molds, tools and do some reading.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Inside the Beltway

    Great job on the chest!

    I'm very interested in seeing the guitar thread. Way beyond my humble skills, but it'll be fun following along!



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