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First Chest

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Hi Everyone.

I had an opportunity to create a Toy/Costume chest for two lucky little boys for Christmas. This was my first attempt at making a chest, and I think it came out quite well.

The first step was building the box. 3/4" Red Oak plywood, dovetailed together. Dovetails were done on the CNC. A lot of chip out on the edges, but I wasn't concerned because it was going to be covered anyway.

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After that I cut out the 'metal banding', also on the CNC. I used a textured toolpath to create a 'forged' effect to match the hardware that I would be installing later. Took about 6 hours to run through all the trim, but I neglected to set my safe Z lower, so there was a lot of unnecessary Z movement that added time.

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With the box banding complete, I set out to create the lid. I cut the end pieces and ribs on the CNC, glued the frame together, and then wrapped it with 1/8" Red Oak plywood. I used more more MDF faux metal banding on the lid as well.

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Next came the nails. I was going to use screw hole 'buttons' and file them down by hand, but when I was looking through the hardware section of the Lee Valley catalog, I came across some forged iron nails. $16 for 200. Sold.

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Almost finished! The next step was to prime the trim with Acid Blocking primer, and then paint it with Modern Masters Iron paint. I wanted to use the comparable Sculpt Nouveau product, but it was special order and I didn't have time to wait for it. After painting I lightly spritzed it with some Modern Masters rust accelerator, and then sealed it with Varathane Satin Interior Finish just as it was starting to rust.

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I then stripped off all of the masking, and put a few more coats of Varathane Satin over the entire project. I sprayed the interior flat black, mounted the handles on the sides, and that was all she wrote!

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The quote is from the author of Peter Pan, and it wraps all the way around the box. "So come with me, where dreams are born, and time is never planned. Just think of happy things, your heart will fly on wings. Forever in Never Never Land!" The M in the middle of the box stands for the Client's family name, and was Prism Carved out of MDF. It was then also painted with Iron paint, and sprayed with Sculpt Nouveau 'Black Magic' and left to react fully (not rinsed off).

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Thanks for looking!
Connor Bredin
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What a superb project! Thank you very much for leading us through the process with the accompanying photos. Very fun to watch it come together from start to finish!
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Brilliant- what material was the banding?

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Excellent :D
A couple of VERY happy boys, who hopefully will appreciate it more and more as they learn what went into it.
Thanks for talking us through it!
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GeneMpls wrote:Brilliant- what material was the banding?
All the 'banding' is 3/8 box store MDF.
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Very nice work! Love the simulated metal technique!!
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really nice. How did you do the texture on the banding?

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very very nice....very nice....

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All I can say is "Wow!!!"

Thanks for sharing this!

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Oh boy! I can hear sleigh bells in the lane. What is the overall size and I like the font.
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Stevepro wrote:really nice. How did you do the texture on the banding?
I used the V-Carve pro texture option, and just kept playing with the sliders and values until it looked like what I wanted.

Oh boy! I can hear sleigh bells in the lane. What is the overall size and I like the font.
- Bill
24"x36"x33" tall including the lid. I can't remember what the font is. I really need to start making notes on that before I convert it to curves.
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Amazing look! Thanks for sharing how it was done and the photos along the way. When I set out to document a project, I usually get a photo at the start and then forget after that until I'm almost done.

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Can you tell us about the internal hinges you used?
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Wow what an informative & helpful post, thanks for detailing the whole process.
Finished toy box looks great but unfortunately I doubt the recipients will ever fully appreciate the amount of work that has gone in to it :lol

24"x36"x33" tall including the lid. I can't remember what the font is. I really need to start making notes on that before I convert it to curves.

If I am working with text & need to convert it to curves I normally copy & paste it before converting to curves. Even save it to a separate layer, that way if you forget what it was or need to use it again you still have a copy as text so easy enough to identify it.

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Rcnewcomb wrote:Can you tell us about the hinges.
I used butterfly hinges on the back of the box. The mechanisms on the inside are spring loaded and hold the box lid open at 85 deg.

This keeps it from opening too far and ripping the hinges off the box, and allows the user to have the lid open without holding onto it.

http://www.leevalley.com/US/Wood/page.a ... 43742&ap=1
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