|Project by PirateOfCatan||posted 04-17-2009 02:54 PM||3584 views||9 times favorited||6 comments|
My niece, who recently turned 9, expressed an interest in “doing some projects.” I will be driving out there for a visit and figured it could double as a house warming gift for her. We not have a thickness planner, so it is more bulky than would be idea for a nine-year-old. Plus I put the project off too long and didn’t have the time to do the more complex plans I had in mind. The project also had to be done out of scrap poplar and AC 1/2 ply, save the dowel for the handle. The budget for the project was spent to start filling it with tools.
Hopefully this will encourage her to start “some projects.” I will make her a nicer one once we see if she keeps an interest. Several months ago she was lamenting that there was not anyone to teach her, as her Pirate Uncle lives six hours away. She will help me with some simple shelf projects for their new house.
I was having a hard time finding safety glasses for small faces (kids) locally. Now to finish sanding the edges. We didn’t get her any sharp tools to go with it, I would hate for her to cut herself on the box!