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Project by spanky46 posted 02-15-2009 05:02 PM 2014 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My brothers kids go to the Catholic school in town. Once a year each class is required to provide something to be auctioned off for the church. A teacher contacted my brother knowing we both are woodworkers about building a project the kids could finish and submit. They ask us to make a game box.

We were given an approximate size and the top to be removable. So that either side of the top could be used to play games. This is made of pine and hard board. The kids finished the piece and I’m told it was a big hit at the auction. Both sides of the top were decoupaged and covered with liquid acrylic.
The kids did a great job!

-- spanky46 -- Never enough clamps...Never enough tools...Never enough time.

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#1 posted 02-15-2009 05:10 PM

Great Job by both you and the kids. How much did it bring at auction? How big was this box. I might want to make one similaer for my grandkids.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#2 posted 02-15-2009 05:27 PM

By Golly, those are downright handsome, and the kids did a very artistic job. Cool!

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

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#3 posted 02-15-2009 05:37 PM

Nice looking box. I like the style and the box joints, I think it all came together very well proportioned. Good job, I like it alot.

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#4 posted 02-15-2009 06:03 PM

I like this a lot… I’m a finger joint guy, and those look great! I love the style of the top… very cool. Job well done.

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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#5 posted 02-15-2009 07:12 PM

I am just getting ready to build a toy box for my kids and you have given me an idea of how I want it to look..very nicely done!

-- amos

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#6 posted 02-16-2009 04:08 AM

Nice looking box. You and the kids did a great job on this piece. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#7 posted 02-16-2009 07:15 PM

That turned out great. Great story too. Thanks for sharing this project. (with us and the school.)

-- A thing of beauty is a joy forever...

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#8 posted 02-22-2009 05:53 AM

Holy Mother Church got a winner of an item to auction there! The kids finishing it was a winner of an idea I think. It is a good looking piece. :)

-- Adventure? Heh! Excitement? Heh! A Woodworker craves not these things!

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