Kids Treasure Boxes

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Project by mkrok posted 09-09-2010 07:43 AM 1476 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These were fun and the kids had a blast. Practice boxes for Andy’s Art box. I was just practicing my miter technique.

Just scrap 1/2 birch plywood. Each box has a unique hardwood handle so the kids would know which was theirs.
Trever / Red Oak/ Lower Left
Corinne / Walnut / Upper Left
Christopher / Maple / Upper Right
Karma / Birch / Lower Right

I let them go to town that night with Minwax water based stain for easy cleanup. I got to play with it too since I never have before. Good excuse to blow 40 bucks on stain for boxes worth a nickle. I then sprayed them with laquer the next day.

The luggage locks I got from Target. Blue for the boys and pink for the girls.

Thanks for looking

-- Michael, South Florida,

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#1 posted 09-09-2010 09:38 AM

It seems like a wonderful day, and now they have their own little secret boxes, nothing better for the kids.
Tell them I’m really impressed with their work (Tell yourself, you gave all of you a moment to remember).
Best thoughts,

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#2 posted 09-09-2010 10:26 AM

Very cool to share funtimes with them, nice work the smiles are great!

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

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#3 posted 09-09-2010 11:29 AM

Very cool, what a great project to do with the kids!! They look great.

-- Dale, Oregon

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#4 posted 09-09-2010 04:26 PM

I hope your kids are influenced to continue woodworking because of their early involvement with woodworking. I have such good memories of woodworking when i was a little kid and it stuck with me for life. I tried to get my son involved in wood when he was growing up but his interests were always drawn to computer animation.

-- We all must start somewhere in our journey of doing what we love to do.

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