Money box

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Project by deepsleep posted 09-07-2012 05:30 PM 1915 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a box requested by my 10 year old. He came to me with a drawing of a box with a bunch of dividers in it that he wanted to use to categorize his money. He had drawn it with all the compartments that you can see in the final build. I asked him how he was planning to earn all the money to fill it! He just shrugged.

The box has mitered corners and is made from some leftover oak flooring for the sides and a piece of maple for the top. I was experimenting with using tape to glue up the miters. The technique seems to work pretty well as long as the pieces are cut accurately. Otherwise it’s an exercise in frustration.

The finish is spray can lacquer. So easy….

-- Steve, Southern Oregon. So many tools, so little time....

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woodshaver Tony C

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#1 posted 09-07-2012 06:36 PM

Your boy now has a keepsake. Made by dear ole dad and designed by him. You both did a marvelous job!
It looks Great!!!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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Monte Pittman

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#2 posted 09-07-2012 07:34 PM

Everything for a great project, you & your son. Looks good.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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Tom Godfrey

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#3 posted 09-07-2012 07:36 PM

Sounds like he plans on making some money or getting some money and it appears he doesn’t plan on spending it. Smart boy if he sticks to his plan. Great job on the box and even better idea from the son.

-- Tom Godfrey Landrum South Carolina ([email protected])

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#4 posted 09-08-2012 04:05 PM

Great project. It is special when a child has an idea and you can make it real in wood. I teach 8 year olds about money and I enjoy seeing the ability to manipulate it grow. Sounds like your son GOT IT.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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