Grandsons in the workshop:: Continued.. #7: Grandsons in the Shop...Box

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Blog entry by oldguy2 posted 07-21-2018 11:09 AM 1433 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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Hey I am pleased to say not only was my grandson pleased. I am pleased that it came out as what he and I drew on the paper and the few details. I did ,after he left ,the glue up of the 2 bottom boards and the 3 boards for the top and so the next morning he got to see a larger board and then we drew the frame on those boards. and the projection on the base I did show him 3 samples of bottoms to choose from and he liked the projection idea. So that was a draw it and later I cut it down. He was there with the clamping the frame back on and weights on the base and lid to glue it. Last night looking at it I asked him about the sharp corners and should we sand them or not. As I would guess he is ready to get to the hinge and lock/ hasp. so sharp corners. But I did nicely tell him that my experience would tell me to smooth those over and If I let him feel some edges that just had that 90 degree edge buffed off. I may go for it one more time. I really like the little bit of projection on the base just enough to catch the eye. I think it measured at 3/16. Now this hardwood is going to make my patience and drilling for screws and hinges and a hasp just fun fun fun. predrilling I know I can sell him to do and practice. but we don’t want this to mess up. I bought plain hinges for cost but am considering a spray color now or before install since I look at this nice box color. I think I may have to wax or oil the box secretly just to protect it or have him do that but I really like the plain color tone and don’t want to change it. the lid is 9 in by 6 in and the box frame was 3 inch before I cut at 1 inch for the lid. this was all 1/2 inch hardwood ash I had from an earlier buy in my projects….$20 cutting board and it shows a dumpster load of wood I bought. still working on that load, down to 3 boxes now.
almost done now.

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#1 posted 07-21-2018 12:06 PM

Exceptionally fine progress, please pass on my complements.

-- Regards Rob

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