Grandsons First Toolbox

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Project by doubleDD posted 07-22-2021 02:46 AM 720 views 1 time favorited 30 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My son has been showing my grandson how to fix things more and more lately. (me too) Also I’m sure you’re familiar when you buy certain things they give you a free tool,, as in his bike or his scooter etc. So my son told him to keep the tools somewhere where he’ll remember so he can have them to fix some of his own things. Well my grandson asked me to make him a little toolbox to keep all his tools together so I made him this for now.
It’s 13’‘w x 7h x 7deep, made of some scrap walnut.
I added a couple of those free harbor freight tools and a couple others to help him get a start. He was excited about it and when he got home he told his dad they need to adjust some steering thing on his electric scooter.
I hope he learns to put his tools back in there when he done. LOL.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#1 posted 07-22-2021 02:50 AM

Very nice, Dave! Now you need to teach him to take things apart, so his dad can teach him to put them back together!

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#2 posted 07-22-2021 03:13 AM

Awesome Dave! I didn’t see a Crescent wrench it there???

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#3 posted 07-22-2021 03:29 AM

Dave, thank you! You’ve shown me a wonderful project for my Grandsons. They are 7, 5 and 2. The best part of this is that they will always have something that Grandpa made just for them. I have nothing from my Grandfathers.
Now I can make some very special project for them.

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#4 posted 07-22-2021 03:31 AM

Dave, that is a mighty fine tool box. He will treasure it being from Grandpa. I wish I had a grandson!!!!!!!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#5 posted 07-22-2021 03:36 AM

Wonderful gift for a Young Man to get a tool box from Grampa. That is some really beautiful grained scrap Walnut. Looks like it grew up on the mean streets. Win win here, both of you will take something away from this. Grampa of the week award stuff Dave. :-)

-- Think safe, be safe

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#6 posted 07-22-2021 04:28 AM

Thanks Dave. That’s about how it is now. I taught my son if you take things apart you better remember how to get them back together but teaching my grandson how to take things apart will be more interesting for him. LOL.

Thanks John. A crescent wrench is a good idea I have a few extra of those. I’ll have to give him one next time I see him.

Thanks Bob. I’ve made quite a few things for the grandkids and hoping a few of them they will keep and have around when I’m gone. A toolbox of his own was a god idea. If he stays good on the toolbox maybe I’ll make him a better one later on.

Thanks Jim.I’m just the opposite, no granddaughters yet but there’s still time.

Thanks Steve. I have a lot of walnut from a tree struck down by lightning years ago. I probably had over 200bf of it. I still have quite a bit left. I only call these scraps cause I resawed them a third time.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#7 posted 07-22-2021 05:11 AM

How old is the grand-spawn? Did he get to help make it?

The only thing I ever got from any of my grandancestors (and, I haven’t had any of those since I was about fifteen) was my love of music and the piano. Momma’s Daddy was a great piano man who, in his youth, was one of those guys who played the piano in the silent picture houses. He could play anything by ear. The last time I saw him, shortly before his death, he could no linger play. Arthritis had ruined his hands. I eagerly asked him to play for me, and, the best he could do was to pull out some 8-track tapes. Ever since, I’ve lived in fear of losing the ability to play.

Now, I have about nine (or nineteen) toolboxes that have collected over the years. Only a couple are mine.

-- Mark

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#8 posted 07-22-2021 10:19 AM

a mighty fine tool box and a good start of tools.

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#9 posted 07-22-2021 10:23 AM

Great Project, it will encourage him to be interested in doing and mending things. Good for the mind and very satisfying for him to have his very own tool box to build on over the years.
You have created a wonderful memory for him, He will treasure the tool box and the memories.


-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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#10 posted 07-22-2021 11:20 AM

I hope he learns to put his tools back in there when he done. LOL.

- doubleDD

Yeah.. the job’s not done ‘til you put your tools away.

Oh dear, I sure have a lot of unfinished projects in my shop….

-- Jim, Georgia, USA

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#11 posted 07-22-2021 11:53 AM

Great give they will keep for ever

-- Petey

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#12 posted 07-22-2021 12:57 PM

Pretty fancy tool box, Dave. I’m sure your grandson will get years of use out of it. It’s great getting him into woodworking at a young age. Great job!

-- Rich

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#13 posted 07-22-2021 01:06 PM

Hi Mark. He’s 6 1/2 tears old and didn’t help me with the making. Actually he’s been helping me with pouring epoxy resin over rocks for decorations. I guess I’m in the same boat about receiving things from grand parents except what you inherit in their passing. At least the music is something that you can keep memorable about him. It’s a different world today.

Thanks Dick. I’ll be adding tools as I go through things and give him what I have too many of. I think I started out that way myself.

Thanks Cliff. I also think since it’s their own maybe they will take care of it better. I know I would abuse my dads tools and get yelled at for not putting them away as with many of us. LOL.We all have to start somewhere.

Thanks Jim. That’s probably the most important things about tools, putting them away so you can have them for next use. Hey I’ll be honest, on occasion I don’t put everything back where it should be but I make sure it doesn’t get lost.

Thanks Pete. I hope he gets some use out of it and learna few things in the process.

Thanks Rich. He’s at the age where he’s starting to know you can make things yourself. I guess that’s why he asks me and I’m proud to do it. At that age it’s great to get any tool in their hands. LOL.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#14 posted 07-22-2021 01:22 PM

Fantastic project Dave! Looking forward to doing the same when mine are a bit older :-))

-- I collect hobbies. There is no sense in limiting yourself (Don W) - - - - - - - - Kenny in SW VA

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#15 posted 07-22-2021 01:33 PM

Great toolbox for the little guy. Nicely done!

-- Drew -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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