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Project by reddinosaur posted 1682 days ago 1570 views 2 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This box is another project that I made with the 8th graders. Mine is made of walnut and cherry and the kids are mostly walnut and cherry too unless they wanted to add other types. I will post more pictures of their work later on (maybe another video).

The size of the box itself is the same for every student and their design work came in on the legs/bottom, the box top, and the inside (dividers, trays, etc.). I really believe that students should be able to have freedom in design but as a teacher I know that I have to control the project in someway to ensure success. After showing them splines and inlays, most of the students chose to put them as well =]

The top stays on just by having a thicker center piece that sits in the box. There wasn’t really enough time for hinges (wooden or store bought) since the majority of the kids were giving them away as Christmas presents.

FYI, those 2 pieces inside are just bookmarks i made and kept them in there

-- Jess





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webwood

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#1 posted 1682 days ago

thats very cool – i loved shop class – my mother still has things i made 30 years later

-- -erik & christy-

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Rick

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#2 posted 1681 days ago

you’re right. Simple is beautiful.

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bigike

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#3 posted 1681 days ago

simple but still nice and alot of features to look at, good work

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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woodworm

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#4 posted 1681 days ago

Nice looking box.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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a1Jim

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#5 posted 1681 days ago

Well done a beautiful box.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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stefang

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#6 posted 1681 days ago

Nice box, looking forward to seeing the class versions.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#7 posted 1681 days ago

That is an eye catcher. Great project!!

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

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ellen35

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#8 posted 1681 days ago

I wish girls could take shop when I was a kid!
Lucky kids!!!
Love your box.
Ellen

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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reddinosaur

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#9 posted 1681 days ago

Thanks for the great comments everyone =]

I must say, there are a good number of girls in the classes ;p We’re taking over

-- Jess

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#10 posted 1681 days ago

I’m with you Ellen, i would have liked to have girls in a lot of our classes when I was a kid too:-))

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

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senselessdiver

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#11 posted 1588 days ago

Just awesome! BTW, when I was a kid, there were girls in my shop class. They were very meticulous and used up most of the sandpaper! Suffice it to say, their projects were perfect. Please continue using such lesson plans. It’s always nice to allow for such creativity.

-- avid termite

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reddinosaur

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#12 posted 1588 days ago

I will have to agree with you about the girls in the class ;) They still do create perfect projects. I think the boys really enjoy making sawdust =p

-- Jess

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EGA

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#13 posted 1294 days ago

Thanks for spending time with the kids and what a way to be remembered…I still have a kitchen stool (pine) and a book case (mahogany) that I made in wood working shop in school…Still remember my shop teachers name, as you will be remembered likewize…

-- www.flickr.com/photos/egamarine/

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