My Son's First Set of Tools

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A gift to my son on his 2nd Christmas (last year). When he hears me sawing a board downstairs he grabs his toolbox and runs down to work with me. Maybe when he’s old enough I can delegate my sharpening duties to him as part of his apprenticeship, along with mowing the lawn and doing the dishes, and…

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#1 posted 12-23-2015 07:28 AM


After I snuk into my Dad’s tool shed and borrowed some of his tools he decided to give me my own. Hey you won’t have to deal with that? LOL! You do nice work!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#2 posted 12-23-2015 11:45 AM

If he ever gets that saw sharp enough to cut, call me. I’ll send him all MY sharpening too ! :-)

Cool tools !

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#3 posted 12-23-2015 01:02 PM

A great gift

-- "so much to learn and so little time"..

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#4 posted 12-23-2015 01:33 PM

Your son is a lucky guy! I wish I had such woodworking father to make me those wooden tools. Perfect toy!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#5 posted 12-23-2015 02:16 PM

Thanks, everybody.

He had Show & Tell Day at Preschool this year and he had to bring in his favorite toy to talk about with the class. He chose his toolbox and impressed all of his classmates and teachers by explaining what every tool does and what their names are. :P

The Mama’s Boy is strong with him, but I’ll take any win I can get for some father-son bonding.

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#6 posted 12-23-2015 11:11 PM


-- What this world needs is a little more sawdust on the floor.

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#7 posted 12-24-2015 02:46 AM

Absolutely wonderful! An heirloom that your son will treasure the rest of his life—I still cherish the memory of my first tool box received 62-years ago from my father.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#8 posted 12-24-2015 02:56 AM

Nice job on the tools.

I made my son, and a bunch of nephews, their own tool boxes in the 1980’s. Not near as fancy as this set…......but most of the kids played with my sets so much, they wore them out according to their parents.

-- Dale, Illinois,

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#9 posted 12-24-2015 03:47 AM

Thanks, guys. If my son looks back 62 years and has positive memories of his father, I guess that means I’ll have succeeded.

@DaleMaley – those tools look great! That hand drill is fantastic. I’m starting to think maybe I made too big of a mallet. Big enough to do real damage is probably a misstep on my part.

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#10 posted 12-24-2015 02:53 PM

Very nice. My three year old son would love to play with those tools. He’s so intrigued with them and how they work, especially when a board quickly gets sawn in half!

I will admit the mallet does look a bit beefy, haha. I tend to over build mine when I make them thinking the heft will be more persuading to the wood.

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