|Project by Tom O'Brien||posted 07-07-2015 05:23 PM||1271 views||0 times favorited||5 comments|
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