Toolbox for the kids...

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Project by ryno101 posted 11-17-2009 01:19 AM 2252 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My first woodworking project that involved my two little aspiring woodworkers!

The amazing part of all this was that building this together actually kept their interest for a FULL HOUR!

We wore our safety glasses, reviewed the rules “No touching anything! Ask as many questions as you want. Daddy’s workshop is not a place for playing.”, and put this together out of scrap lumber.

We’re going to paint it, I did all the actual cutting/drilling/gluing/nailing etc. They helped by tightening clamps, helping me “figure out” if a piece was going to fit, measuring (well, reading the big numbers on the ruler at least!) and deciding which tools we were going to put inside.

They want to paint it, so maybe we’ll tackle that next weekend, and I’ll post a pic of the painted toolbox!

-- Ryno

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#1 posted 11-17-2009 01:27 AM

Two thumbs up here.

Those smiles say it all.


-- I don't make sawdust...I produce vast quantities of "Micro Mulch."

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#2 posted 11-17-2009 01:45 AM

There is no better reward than the smiles of little ones. Fantastic.

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#3 posted 11-17-2009 04:42 AM

Good one dad!! :-))

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#4 posted 11-17-2009 04:52 AM

Great fun cute guys and cool tool box.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#5 posted 11-17-2009 10:11 AM

Cool box…....great younguns.

-- Doug, New Mexico.......the only stupid question is one that is never asked!........don't fix it, if it ain't broke!

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#6 posted 11-17-2009 01:21 PM

The smiles make it all worth while :)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#7 posted 11-17-2009 05:07 PM

The starting point for every new woodworker.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#8 posted 11-17-2009 06:20 PM

They will always remember building this.

-- Father of two sons. Both Eagle Scouts.

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