Grandson #3 and I small box

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Project by oldguy2 posted 08-10-2018 11:07 PM 976 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Five year old helps build a box. And much consulting and help that he could measure and tell me he liked it that way. and even the next morning ” is my box done? ” So help build a box I did not try to do too much extra without him there but it seemed that way.
I beveled top and the bottom edge of the top and the bevel on the lower edge. I did this to give a wide effect at the joint of the lid and base. Another pic shows the bottom and the rabbit joint of the inside panel bottom. this led also to filling the holes on the sides created by the groove.
Hinge and Hasp Hints. after 3 boxes now…go buy #8 screws to the correct length for your stock. I snapped 2 #6 screws that came with the package for the hasp in the hardwood. a short check at the hardware store and #8 looked great and fit perfect. also thicker and a phillip tip.#2 you guessed it there was some profanity since he was not in the shop.
The box is 9 in by 9 in by 3.5 of ash. You can read more in the blog…Grandsons in the workshop.

Also in my projects is a Bank Box with a secret lock…worth checking out and from a utube Manhatten Wood Shop on the secret lock Pirate Bank Box

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#1 posted 08-10-2018 11:19 PM

You are lucky to have grandkids that like the woodshop!

Good Going!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#2 posted 08-11-2018 12:59 AM

I have a brad awl I use to make pilot holes for screws. That or a tiny drill bit. Doesn’t take much, but I snapped a couple #0 screws on tiny hinges and after that I always make a pilot hole.

Nice work with your grandson!

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#3 posted 08-11-2018 02:25 AM

Good work on the box and the grandson.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#4 posted 08-11-2018 11:52 AM

Great times. I have 5 grandsons (same family) and they love doing wood projects when I visit. ( too far away)
I always drill a pilot hole & use some bees wax on the screws.

-- Rod ~ There's never enough time to finish a project, but there's always time to start another one.

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#5 posted 08-11-2018 11:36 PM

Lucky man to have a teaching moment with someone special.

-- Imitating is the best form of flattery

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