Walnut display case for a 4-h project.

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Project by BrokenArrow posted 08-02-2016 01:58 AM 609 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Neighbor boy up the road and friend of the family needed a wood project for 4-h and I was asked to help him come up with something. He wanted a walnut display case for his toy tractors. It was a great experience to help this young man learn the craft and to do his first large project on his own. He had a great time and learned a bunch and so did I. We are going to do some more the winter when we have more time. He placed second in the county judging and received an invite to our state fair!

-- To each his own.......

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#1 posted 08-02-2016 02:12 AM

Great combination too!

Nice shelf and a toy tractor collection to put on it!

Both the woodworking and the toy tractors can be lifetime hobbies.

-- just rjR

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#2 posted 08-02-2016 03:29 AM

Good for you and your new young friend. Enjoy being a mentor, it’s a great privilege.

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#3 posted 08-02-2016 11:19 AM

The only thing nicer than the final product is the story behind its creation

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#4 posted 08-02-2016 02:24 PM

Great looking project, and ditto to what BurlyBob said. I was in 4-H when I was young, and make at least one project every year for woodworking. Never did take home the big grand champion though… Here’s the key: It has to be small and pretty. I always made big and grand things: desk, dresser, etc. Make a bandsaw box or a checkerboard or something! Anyway, I really hope that my daughters or son takes a liking so I can carry on this tradition. 4-H is a great program. Keep up the mentoring Broken Arrow!

-- Pete

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#5 posted 08-02-2016 02:29 PM

great that he had the desire to learn.

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#6 posted 08-03-2016 08:23 AM

How fun, Great job

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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