A Simple But Special Box

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Project by Dave posted 01-19-2014 08:38 PM 1651 views 3 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The kids asked me what I wanted for my birthday last summer and I told them “safety goggles and hearing protection for you so you can spend time with me in the shop.”

That’s what I got. My ten-year-old daughter really enjoys woodworking with me. As soon as I opened the wrapping paper, she was dying to try out the new equipment by making something with me. This box was the result.

It’s not fancy but my daughter designed it and did everything it was safe for her to do while I supervised. It took about 2 hours for cutting and assembly, followed by some danish oil, and a couple of quick coats of poly. It’s amazing how much fun you can have over a weekend with some scrap walnut and some left-over birds-eye maple. The memories will last a long time, too.


-- "I'm not afraid of heights. I'm afraid of widths." - Steven Wright

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#1 posted 01-19-2014 10:05 PM

Awesome for you! I keep trying to get my kids out in the shop with me without much success along that front. BTW, if you had not already taken “Dave” as your LJ moniker, I would not be thesoninlaw on here today. (Not that I mind being thesoninlaw)

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#2 posted 01-20-2014 02:56 AM

Great looking box, time with your daughter, it doesn’t get any better than that.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#3 posted 01-20-2014 04:39 AM

Dave, I have a box that I made with my dad 50 years ago. I hope she treasures this box as I do mine. Nice job. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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#4 posted 01-20-2014 01:44 PM

Much more than a box! It’s a memory she and you will treasure. Thanks for sharing this.

-- I thank God for everything, especially all of you!

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#5 posted 01-24-2014 02:09 PM

It’s beautiful, like the gorgeous sliding lid. Great to hear father and daughter having quality time in the shop. she’ll always remember this. Great job!

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