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Stage one: The plan

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Project by norwood posted 01-16-2010 04:52 AM 1668 views 11 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Shortly after my daughter was born my brother and his wife came to our place and brought us a gift Its a rocking car they had a guy local to themselves make it for them … for us
no dont get me wrong here I love this car but like anything of size it takes up a lot of room in our already cramped house but as the nature of the gift was both fun and cool and a lasting item which could be used for many generations we have decided to keep it which was kind of a no brainer.

Stage one: The plan

For my revenge of kindness I have devised a plan to get back at them with a kind heart and cool gifts

My brother has a son who is almost one but soon he will be two and an avid swash buckling kid so I figured why not a pirate set up. Im talking swords, pistols, and eye patches my wife has agreed to use her sewing talents to provide outfits and all necessary gear to outfit two sets of pirate gear to top this all off Im hoping tomake an extra large “treasure” chest/ toy box to hold all the items we create, and the best part is if it takes us a year to complete he still will be to young to play with it. the main part of this is to both create something fun for the kids as well as creating something to nice to throw away but to BIG to fit comfortably in a standard location.

Stage Two: How to start ?....

I decided that if we are making a toy box it would be a shame to make it to small to fit all the goodies in.
So I would start with making the contents than size the box to the items.
This is the first item for the box its a good old fashioned toy sword all rounded for general safety “It is a sword after all” It has a tung oil and bees wax finish for protection of materials
I used a maple plank for the blade a scrap of cherry for the guard and pommel for the handle i used a scrap of 3/8 oak I cut little discs and stacked them for a leather look I think it turned out all right

-- of all the things Ive lost in life i miss my mind the most





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#1 posted 01-16-2010 05:58 AM

I like your sword. You obviously put a lot more time and effort into it than I did for my grandson’s swords.

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

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#2 posted 01-16-2010 06:19 AM

but did they enjoy them thats the question most kids will play with the things we make on the spot and those are the best toys to play with and the ones they will remember the most

Thanks

-- of all the things Ive lost in life i miss my mind the most

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#3 posted 01-16-2010 12:15 PM

I’m down with the plan norwood but, can there ever be a really safe sword for kids made out of wood? I mean getting hit by a kid with just a round stick smarts like the devil… oh, I get it.

Anyway, good luck with that.

-- Jim

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#4 posted 01-16-2010 01:35 PM

I love evil plans with good intentions!
Great idea to make the “things” first and then the box.

An idea for you: when the pirate costumes are being made add adult versions as well so the parents get to dress-up as well (this is a great evil plan element if the parents hate playing dress-up)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#5 posted 01-16-2010 03:24 PM

my boys would love those! who am I kidding, i would too!

-- Derek, Iowa

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#6 posted 01-16-2010 06:40 PM

fun project.

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#7 posted 01-16-2010 07:41 PM

Arrrrggh don´t forget the litle treasurechest with goldcoins and juvelry
and a box filled with rum :-) and the big canon with lots of bullits to rumble araund ind the house
and to be feld over:-) and the sterringwheel (can be made pretty big ) and a lifeboat
this wuold get the big trunk big enoff for your great evill plane I gess

If that´s not enoff then see some piratsmovies to steal some ideas from

Dennis

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#8 posted 01-16-2010 07:47 PM

and don’t forget information from Talk Like A Pirate Day

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#9 posted 01-16-2010 08:47 PM

here is a picture that (L J) CaptainSkully have on his boat
just scroll down on the site under comments and you will see the canon

under the forumsite design woodworking projets forum
Building a pirate boat bed need some advice or validation on my plans

Dennis

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#10 posted 01-16-2010 10:07 PM

I just remembered Blackbeard carried as many as 6 or 8 flintlock pistols. You have a lot of work to do :-)) Check my projects to see my wife’s pirate chest.

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

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#11 posted 01-19-2010 05:57 PM

ROFL… Love it, but do not forget the rocking pirate ship. Nothing like a galleon to use up needed space.

I can relate as my inlaws/outlaws are trying to dump drumsets and other large items on me.. Again great projects.

-- Have thy tools ready. God will find thee work.

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#12 posted 01-19-2010 09:58 PM

we restore a Skonner a praud vessel of the oceans here in Marstal wood that help to get the trunk big enoff for your plane :—-)))

Dennis

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#13 posted 01-20-2010 01:06 AM

Hey don´t forget the big mast with several different exstra big Piratflags so it can bee changed from time to time

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#14 posted 01-20-2010 01:18 AM

Yeah, the flag! Look here to see the flag my dau-in-law made for our grandsons. It has fire for Robert and a dragon for Drake :-)

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

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#15 posted 01-20-2010 07:03 AM

I was thinking a three master like the golden hind with flags of england and all seeing as the boys name is Francis Like the great drake himself. Even has a Pirate as a namesake and his mothers English should make her happy

-- of all the things Ive lost in life i miss my mind the most

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