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Project by PirateOfCatan posted 1951 days ago 1714 views 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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.

-- P.O.C.





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lew

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#1 posted 1951 days ago

Looks like your niece is having a great time!!

Nice job on the tool box, too!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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dustyal

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#2 posted 1951 days ago

loved the story… I can’t even swing a 22 oz…

(I suspect she lets the hammer weight do the work? Like, being smart… !)

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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a1Jim

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#3 posted 1951 days ago

That’s great I wish my grand kids lived close enough to have time together in the shop.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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TraumaJacques

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#4 posted 1951 days ago

Glad to see eye protection. A future Lumberjock in the making. My youngest daughter is 6 and is showing intrest so will see. Great story and tool box.

-- All bleeding will eventually stop.

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Dusty56

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#5 posted 1951 days ago

Great project and good times : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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cabinetmaster

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#6 posted 1951 days ago

Great story and a thrilled little girl. You did very well. Two of my grandkids that live slose by want to guild a birdhouse. They’ll stay with us next Sunday so I think we will make one together. They are 3 and 5.

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

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johnpoolesc

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#7 posted 1951 days ago

great present for any child.. time and tools. i used to keep a bird house or two cut out with predrilled nail holes for my grandkids when they were small.. when they are younger then 10 or so, they have a very short attention span.. drive a few nails and break out the paint

-- It's not a sickness, i can stop buying tools anytime.

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clieb91

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#8 posted 1951 days ago

What a great way to keep her excited about the craft. She’ll be helping her parents and working on stuff by herself for a while I am sure.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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firecaster

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#9 posted 1951 days ago

You’re like a drug dealer. Start ‘em young, give a little bit, them reel them in because they’re hooked.

Great job and you two will build great memories.

-- Father of two sons. Both Eagle Scouts.

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ND2ELK

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#10 posted 1951 days ago

Great thing you have done. Get them young people started in woodworking. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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PirateOfCatan

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#11 posted 1951 days ago

Thanks you all for the kind comments.

My favorite moments were when she ran to tell other people how many of HER tools she used that day. “I used my arm powered screw driver!” Which made me laugh because it was to remove the screw 3-1/2” deck screw I used the impact driver to put in. She then got to use the “really, really loud screwdriver” herself.

-- P.O.C.

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doctortommy

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#12 posted 1951 days ago

good for you!!!
the best time i have ever had was my grands livin with us and going to the garage to “build somthin!

100 bird houses later and i still cant get enuf!

one small mistake / ONE BIG FIRE!!!!

TOM AKA doctortommy

-- doctortommy, michigan

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