|Project by PirateOfCatan||posted 04-26-2009 04:26 PM||2049 views||2 times favorited||12 comments|
Some of you may have seen my earlier post titled “Carpenter’s Box,” which will give a better look at the toolbox. This was a house warming gift for my niece. She is nine and has a little trouble with the 12 pounds it weighs (including tools). The box is made out of scrap 3/4 poplar, hardware from the shop and one purchased dowel.
She was very excited to learn about all the tools she got. After 20 minutes of going over her new tools she asked to see my tools. I had brought about 1/10th of my tools with me, so we will have plenty to learn about when she visits me. We did a few projects together over the time I was visiting. She learned about tongue and grove boards, what laser levels come in handy for, why it is handy to have adequate lighting while working and how to reclaim lumber.
My wife and I decided that getting her a 10 oz hammer would be better since she is small for her age. Turned out that my 22 oz framing hammer was easier for her. Live and learn.