Manicure Station - school project

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Project by Chris Hamilton posted 06-16-2018 05:20 PM 1029 views 2 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a fun weekend project for my daughter’s school Design fair. The task was to design and complete a project from start to finish. There was no limitations other than the student had to document the process of planning, design concepts, materials list, prototype, recruit help and finally complete the project.

We used walnut for the box with a small piece of figured maple on the lid. The walnut I had was not wide enough for the top and the maple was left over from another project. Made an interesting detail. The dividers and tray are made of cherry. Again, just leftover wood laying around in the shop.

This was a very simple project but great for a child and she is very happy with the results.

-- Chris

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#1 posted 06-16-2018 06:47 PM

Chris, what a wonderful Dad and daughter project. The smile on her face says it all. The indents for the polish bottles is very useful because it makes refilling the polish brush a one-handed job. Having the buffers and files stored inside along with other accessories is a nice design feature. One of the nice things a box can do is to organize and centralize tools to do a job. The light is a great additions to the possibilities of the design. I’m sure there was a great deal of conversation and “how about this idea?” sort of talk that went into making this work. Nice project, nice design, nice function, nice finish and nice construction. This is a winner all around. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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#2 posted 06-16-2018 09:00 PM

This box is so nice and you were very careful in laying out everything in a way that it will be ready at hand but also protected properly. It’s a beautiful box and displays a lot of nice details and craftsmanship. You are both to be congratulated. Nice work.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#3 posted 06-17-2018 01:18 AM

What a great project. Congratulations and I know she will cherish the memories of your time shared. Great job!

-- AJ

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