Father/son project, simple Walnut/Maple box

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Project by Ronnie Jackson posted 06-03-2009 11:40 PM 2282 views 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

my 5 yr old son always wants to be in the shop with me pretending hes working on his projects. i thought this would be simple and fun for me and him to work on. Its funny how much kids learn just from watching you. he helped assemble and glue up, and stained it himself with a little help. hehe

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#1 posted 06-04-2009 12:02 AM

Welcome to LJ’s. Very nice box and it always great to sharing with the little ones.

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#2 posted 06-04-2009 12:59 AM

Allright, he’ll remember this kind of stuff all his life, and he’ll love you for it. Great looking box.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#3 posted 06-04-2009 01:37 AM

Another future member for sure!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#4 posted 06-04-2009 02:33 AM

That is so cool to do that with your son. Sam Maloof, the great furniture designer , grew up in a shop as well and he made some incredible stuff. I got my passion from my mother who used to build tables and all kinds of things.

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#5 posted 06-04-2009 02:46 AM

very, Very nice.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#6 posted 06-04-2009 03:07 AM

Great job! Love the figure in that lid.

Allways good working with your children. My daughter ( ScrappySquirt ) has taken to spending time in my shop with me. She started a little older though, 26yrs. haha

Keep up the good work.

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#7 posted 06-04-2009 04:55 AM

that is a great first posting … welcome to lumberjocks

what kind of wood is it ?

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#8 posted 06-04-2009 04:59 AM

cool box well done and you did it together


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#9 posted 06-04-2009 05:57 AM

whoops I didn’t read the title …

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#10 posted 06-04-2009 03:51 PM

I think it’s great you are getting your son involved in your projects. He will remember those days for the rest of his life. Welcom to LJ’s

-- Billp

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#11 posted 06-04-2009 04:52 PM

How cool is that… my youngest (6) comes in once in a while but her attention span is like a gold fish, my oldest (12) thinks it is too dusty,she is the princess of the family. I need to join big brother or something to get a helper. because I will not allow my girls to date until they are”30”years old… LOL (like thats is going to happen) it is unlikely that their boyfriends will sand for me.

-- All bleeding will eventually stop.

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#12 posted 06-05-2009 07:16 AM

thanks everyone for all your comments, i love having him in the shop, i think its good for kids,i think it teaches them some of the most important things in life “patience, discipline”, followed by a list of others. im just trying to enjoy it while it last.

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