|Project by ejvc||posted 06-14-2014 07:44 AM||1055 views||1 time favorited||11 comments|
My first project, after more than a year! The next one will take less time, I promise. I have a blog series that is related to this but I thought I’d put up pictures here.
So, my six year-old and I built this together. During the process of building, we moved houses twice and countries once. Everything has been done by hand, and nearly all of it not very well! We loved drilling with our big bit and brace and our little eggbeater drill, and she loves nailing. Painting was a big part of the fun too!
It contains the tools that we got for her from the “Little Red Toolbox” series. Speaking of those tools – I like them because they are real and not toys, but some of them can be difficult to use; I am thinking particularly of the saw, which is just not sharp. But she loves the hammer and the screwdrivers, as well as the fretsaw, and of course the measuring tape is fine. And the clamps are great! So overall I guess I am just disappointed with the saw.
The toolbox has two extra trays, one is fixed at the top and is only big enough for pencils and measuring tape and stuff. The second one is removable, and has clamps and screwdriver and the hammer and stuff. We painted the tool silhouettes on so she would know where they go (she really likes that aspect, and it encourages her to put things back). The bottom tray has the saw, the rasp and the sanding block.
The new house has lots of lumber left by the previous resident (all just pine boards) and space to work. We are already at work on our next project!
-- Building stuff with my daughter (6). Pretty new to woodworking, I mostly sew...