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Project by Tom O'Brien posted 07-07-2015 05:23 PM 1241 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These two toolboxes were made in consecutive weeks by my grandsons Ethan (sitting) and Ben (standing). They are both 10 years old. The plan came from Toshio Odate’s book on Japanese tools and a Make web article
Both boys learned how to use numerous hand tools and techniques (smoothing plane, try square, block plane, rand orbital sander, belt sander, measuring tape, power drill with countersinks and screwdriver, handscrew clamps, bar clamps). I ran the table saw and the miter saw.
Currently, one is being used to hold Pokémon cards and the other to hold Nerf weapons.

The material for both is southern yellow pine.

For the first box, we used Titebond III glue and Phillips head wood screws, drilling and countersinking. For the second, we used no glue and Quickscrews Funnel Head screws (which are amazing).

In one case, we drilled two unnecessary holes. We filled them with glue and sawdust (old dogs still know a few tricks).

This was a fantastic 3-day/2-day project for grandsons and Grandpa/Papa.

-- Every project is a learning opportunity, every error a design opportunity





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WayneC

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#1 posted 07-07-2015 05:25 PM

Very Nice.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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Tom O'Brien

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#2 posted 07-07-2015 05:42 PM

WayneC,
Thanks for the kind words.

Grandpa/Papa learned a bit of patience during these projects.

-- Every project is a learning opportunity, every error a design opportunity

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ToolAnimalAmos

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#3 posted 07-07-2015 07:41 PM

Teach them young, hook them forever.

I caught the wood bug from an elderly neighbor as a kid. He used to make wooden trucks and gave me all his old magazines/plans. Ive been in the dust ever since.

Still a yound 26 thought, a lot to learn from you “old dogs”

-- Fingerlakes farming and woodworking.

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#4 posted 07-30-2015 08:08 PM

Hello Tom,

Nice way to spend time with the Grandkids.

“Your” Quickscrews caught my attention so I went looking for them.
I found a picture and thought it may be af benefit to other curious LJs so I added it to my post.

Always learning …take it easy with the “old dogs”

-- Regards Robert

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Tom O'Brien

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#5 posted 07-03-2016 01:38 PM

I would love to see the incredible machines that make these – and other – high-technology screws.

-- Every project is a learning opportunity, every error a design opportunity

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