Action Figure/Future tool tote #1: Back in the shop, and back between centers…

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Blog entry by Douglas Bordner posted 10-20-2013 at 05:25 PM 601 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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A little fun in the shop, closing in on a “tool” and action figure friend box for my grandson Aiden. Aside from the tall end segments fashioned from a random piece of ash (Grampy! Shame!) found around the shop and the baltic birch bottom, the wood is entirely from the 20-some-odd-year-old deck we demolished this summer.
Spindle work sure is fun!
I still have some shaping and tricking out to do, but the carcase work is done. Joinery is Incra variable spaced box joints. I hope it lasts till he loves tools as much (or as badly) as I do.
P.S. Pam has the good camera, so this is from my iPod 5.

I hope the spindle work makes it easy for a six year old to grasp, but it works pretty well for a 58 year old too. No slop side to side on the handle and no glue, although it took a prototype or two to get the fit right.
Next a tray or two. Time to get out the kerfmaker…

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#1 posted 10-20-2013 at 06:17 PM

Looking Great Douglas

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware †

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#2 posted 10-20-2013 at 06:31 PM

way to go gramps, i hope your hopes come about, but do your best to influence him, this day and age, you cant leave things to chance…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#3 posted 10-20-2013 at 07:00 PM

Nice work Douglas!

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#4 posted 10-21-2013 at 03:49 AM

A good carry-all for anything.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#5 posted 10-21-2013 at 09:37 AM

Nice job Douglas. Aiden should cherish the special gift from Gramps. Nice work.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#6 posted 10-21-2013 at 02:54 PM

He will never look back after this great gift Douglas.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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