Hand Carved Toy Box
This page will show the progress as I begin a hand carved toy box project for a client’s twins. The two designs will feature jungle scenes with one toy box having a lion and the other will have a giraffe (see finished “Josie” toy box here).
Most recent image (September 15, 2018)
Feb 19, 2018: Below is a sketch I’ve made to get the project started.
Please check back as I work on this project and post updates!
Here are the boxes I’ll be working on. The toy boxes were built in Chester Nebraska by RJ Woods and are made of oak.
The first step in the process is to take the design, print it out to scale and transfer it to the wood. Here I am redrawing the design with tracing paper under the big sheet.
Feb 20, 2018: And now the designs are on the wood! 😀
August 16, 2018 – And the carving has begun! One night of carving and a long way to go! 😀
August 17, 2018: After two nights of carving, progress is happening!
August 19, 2018: More carving and get rid of the bulk of the oak on the carved toy box. It’s inspiring to have seen the finished one and now I can’t wait to complete its twin! 🙂
August 20, 2018: Another solid night / morning of carving! 😀
August 22, 2018: A little further along, but now I need to think about saws for a while!
August 24, 2018: I have carved more along the top of the carved toy box and slowing getting the bulk of the work roughed in, with some detail along the way.
August 26, 2018: Last night I was able to get the right side roughed out – there’s light at the end of the tunnel! 😀
August 28, 2018: I’ve worked my around across the top and over to the left side! Progress!!! 😀
September 3, 2018: I’ve completed my way around the carving! 😀 Now with the bulk of the work done, I can work on the final details and get it ready for stain.
September 5, 2018: Almost done!!! I can’t wait to finish this one up and stain it… SO CLOSE!
September 18, 2018: Completed! I will be delivering these to the happy parents and kids this week! 😀
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Wow, what a great woodwork! Is there a way to buy it or order another?
Hi – yes, just send me an email if you are interested in commissioning one. 🙂
Thanks – Cin
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