Grandson's first project

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Project by jim1953 posted 07-30-2017 05:39 PM 1435 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My grandson’s first wood working project, he made a treasure box for his girlfriend. Made of red oak and walnut, and he lined the bottom with cedar.
He did a good job for his first time in the shop with me!

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#1 posted 07-30-2017 06:32 PM

Good move with the butt joints which I love for a couple of reasons. Great for beginners so it’s not so fussy and it shows end grain in a good light.
Nice project.

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#2 posted 07-31-2017 12:54 AM

Jim: A great looking treasure box.

Next I’d try resawing the wood for the sides. to make it a little daintier, There are many places now selling very thin saw blades that are made for skill saws. I pay about $10.00 per blade. The saw kerf is about 1/16” and they mount on all table saws with 5/8” arbors. On my saw they cut about 2 5/8” thick so I can resaw about a 5” wide board. On wider pieces like the top you can cut on all 4 sides and then use a thin Japanese pull saw to cut the center piece that was uncut with your table saw.

That allows you to save some expensive wood and also give you some new skills for smaller/lighter pieces.

-- 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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#3 posted 07-31-2017 12:21 PM

Nice project and sounds like you got to spend some quality time with your grandson, which is always a +

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#4 posted 07-31-2017 02:54 PM

Great project for a young man. I helped my 13 year old grand son with a segmented bowl and lid for the state fair. He is very pleased and his mother will be once the KY fair is finished.
Mayfield, KY friend

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#5 posted 07-31-2017 03:49 PM

Your, Grandson did a fine job on this box. Nice work!

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#6 posted 08-01-2017 01:24 AM

Good work and time well spent-for BOTH of you. I bet he’s a pretty good boy.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#7 posted 08-03-2017 09:19 PM

Great project :) He did fantastic.

-- Wood Yogi - Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success. - Swami Sivananda

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