Mother & daughter toolbox #5: We are a lot further along!

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Blog entry by ejvc posted 06-13-2014 03:03 PM 1429 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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My daughter had the brilliant idea of moving all the tools from where the workbenches are, out in the barn attic, to where the giant plywood table is, in the shop in the basement. So I went with it, and we’ve spent some time now finishing up our toolbox. Oh, it is badly constructed. Very badly. It is the opposite of a thing of beauty. And, it is far too heavy for a six-year old. But it is actually done! It is painted pink and red and has her name on the side, and the tools all fit in (sort of). It is super-overconstructed, with three trays. But it’s finished! It’s painted! The tools are in! We are on to the next project!

We also have been reading Castor Snickrar and the companion volume Castor MÃ¥lar (Castor Paints) again. We are always inspired by woodworking animals.

-- Building stuff with my daughter (6). Pretty new to woodworking, I mostly sew...

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#1 posted 06-13-2014 05:21 PM

Sounds Wonderful! We totally support kids in woodworking on LJ’s. Please add a picture of the accomplishment.

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#2 posted 06-13-2014 05:30 PM

That’s awesome! It doesn’t need to be a masterpiece in the traditional sense to be one to you. Yes, please do post pictures. To me, it doesn’t get much better than seeing the joy on the faces of my children when they’ve accomplished something.

-- Billy

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#3 posted 06-14-2014 12:16 AM

Building with our children is one of the best ways to spend time! I also would like to see pictures!

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#4 posted 06-14-2014 12:30 AM

My 5 year old ripped his first piece of lumber without me! I sure am proud.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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