Son's Art Box Project #1: An afternoon in the shop with my 15 year old.

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Blog entry by docholladay posted 04-26-2010 01:58 PM 1136 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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My youngest son (my 15 year old) is a bit of a budding artist. He is quite talented as a sketch artist and is branching out into painting. He also enjoys tinkering in the woodshop and is showing some talent there as well. He needed a means of containing and organizing his art supplies. My wife found a wooden box that, in another life, was probably a wooden brief case. The outside of the box was in decent condition, but the organizers on the inside were in bad shape. I suspect that someone had attempted to “repurpose” and almost destroyed the whole thing. If it weren’t for the box joint joinery on the corners, I suspect that teh box woud not have survived. Anyway, we removed everything from the inside of the boxe to get it down to just a box and then proceeded to make some new dividers and trays to hold and organize his art supplies and materials. First we made some fixed dividers to go in the bottom of the box.

Next we made some removable trays that essentially sit on top of the bottom dividers.

We made the dividers and trays out of some scraps of 5/16” plywood that I had and we used a scrap of 1/8” hardboard for the bottom of the trays. We made it all so that the lid of the box just barely closes so stuff is snuggly contained if the box gets turned upside down.

We then spent some time applying some finisth to the box and we will put on some brass hardware to protect the corners from damage. We should finish it this week and will post as finished project when completed.

-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc

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#1 posted 04-26-2010 03:34 PM

thats a cool box

-- Dave Price , Roswell New Mexico

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