Dovetailed toy chest


Happy new year gang
Here’s a dovetailed chest made for my grandson, I got started later than I wanted so I just grabbed some cheap pine I had sitting around because I needed something quick,it only took a couple days and turned out pretty fair and my son and grandson liked it.I like to use better material but my justification was that it’s probably going to get beat up anyway. Funny how we sometimes justify things. The name plaque is the first time I ever carved letters using traditional carving tools, not as perfect as I’d like but as I do more letter carving I hope it will improve in the future.
Have a super day everyone

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Very nice, excellent design and workmanship,

-- Soli Deo gloria! ( To God alone be the Glory)

Thanks so much.

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Wonderful detail, I couldn’t letter that well with a machine!


Thanks Jack
Happy new year.

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I figured you must have gotten a CNC for Christmas . . . your lettering looks great! The chest came out really good, too. Are those hand-cut dovetails? I wish I could turn out something that nice in “just a couple of days.”

“Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” Benjamin Franklin

Thank you , The dovetails are made with a router and jig .

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Nice classic look. Sometimes the quiz builds are fun to do. ??

My Woodshop is my happy place?

Thank you very much, Narinder.

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Beautiful piece , and the carving looks really good


Thanks a lot Bruce

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.. and I love that name plate! 

Toxins Out, Nature In - body/mind/spirit

I like the design.  And as others have noted the name plate looks great!  
nice work jim.dovetails look great.

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

Well done Jim. I like the cut out to protect small fingers from being smashed as the lid comes down.
You could call it a practice box.

I made one for each of 7 grandkids. Each with a different wood. I was running out of wood types when the kid production finally stopped.