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Project by sras posted 01-22-2018 12:45 AM 1272 views 1 time favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’m pretty far behind on my project postings. I have a few gifts for grandchildren I need to post. I built this set for my 7 month old granddaughter. She has been enjoying it which a lot of fun for me!

The box was created after I had finished the contents. The box construction is based on Andy’s palm box concept. I added tapered sides and a sloped lid. The box sides are maple and the lid is a piece of figured walnut.

Each rattle has a bird’s eye maple center and various species for the caps.

The smallest has cherry caps, the middle one has Wenge caps with a veneer layer of mahogany and the largest has holly caps. Dry red beans are inside each rattle. They each have a unique sound. They all have a salad bowl finish on them.

PS. I just added a blog on the build.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive





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lew

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#1 posted 01-22-2018 12:50 AM

Great toys for the granddaughter (until she learns how to throw things!) ;^)

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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shipwright

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#2 posted 01-22-2018 12:51 AM

Very nice Steve. Don’t feel bad about being behind on your posting …..

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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sras

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#3 posted 01-22-2018 12:54 AM

Thanks guys,

Lew - luckily they are small :) Her older brother has a good arm on him though.

Paul - The toys are fun to share, but there is no hurry.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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SPalm

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#4 posted 01-22-2018 01:22 AM

Nice work Steve. That collection is great.

Good changes to the box too. I will probably steal that.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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sras

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#5 posted 01-22-2018 01:35 AM

Thanks Andy – I don’t think it’s stealing when its your concept. More like adopting an upgrade…

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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ralbuck

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#6 posted 01-22-2018 01:43 AM



Great toys for the granddaughter (until she learns how to throw things!) ;^)

- lew


It will still be a great toy for her then; just not for others too!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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sras

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#7 posted 01-22-2018 03:00 AM

Oh, I’m pretty sure that any throwing will result in consequences. She has good parents (I’m a little biased) :)

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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pintodeluxe

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#8 posted 01-22-2018 03:12 AM

Very nice. It’s so much fun when the little ones enjoy those homemade gifts.
Good work.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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woodshaver Tony C

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#9 posted 01-22-2018 03:46 AM

A very special gift! Excellent work!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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pottz

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#10 posted 01-22-2018 04:20 AM

nice job grandpa,this is what creating things from nothing really means.woodworking is giving from the heart,nothing even comes close than a creation and gift from something we make with love.nice job.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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sras

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#11 posted 01-22-2018 05:11 AM

Thanks everyone! It is a lot of fun to see grandkids enjoying something I made.

And Steve (spalm) – I don’t know why I confused you with Andy, but you can use the idea anyway!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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Dutchy

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#12 posted 01-22-2018 08:03 AM


It is a lot of fun to see grandkids enjoying something I made.

- sras

Enjoying grandkids, the best compliment you can get.

-- https://dutchypatterns.com/

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Dave Polaschek

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#13 posted 01-22-2018 11:47 AM

Good looking box and rattles, Steve!

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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stefang

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#14 posted 01-22-2018 12:12 PM

Very cool design Steve and so well done too. These look like they might survive several babies!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Albert

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#15 posted 01-22-2018 02:12 PM

Excellent gift for her Steve, I expect she will save them for her grandchildren.

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