Grandson and I box build

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Project by oldguy2 posted 07-21-2018 11:32 AM 667 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This box build was my 8 year old grandson’s suggestion. He wants a hasp and hinges thats on the list next. it is 1/2 hardwood. the lid is 9 by 6 the main frame was 3 inch and I cut it at 1 inch to make the lid. He was shown some sample ideas to get the bottom and liked the projection of the base, so we got in some measuring and drawing lines and sanding to the line. the top has beveled edges and we did some with the block plane, after practice on scrap, and then went to the belt sander for the end grain. of course with help and checking the lines. I am pleased with its result so far and I did the glue up for the top and bottom boards overnight, for the rest he was there. this is in my blog series….grandsons in the workshop build …if you want to see any ideas for yourself or how long it may take. Patience and listen to their ideas and you may have to sneak in some other ways to do something. Or the not sure we can do it…or that way.

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#1 posted 07-21-2018 01:51 PM

What could be better. Building a box and memories for you and your grandson. A very nice box too!

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#2 posted 07-21-2018 04:08 PM

This was a fun story to follow. Nice result!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#3 posted 07-21-2018 05:17 PM

I think that’s great, anytime spent with your grandson is precious. You are teaching how to be a father and grandfather, children learn by example. He is fortunate to have a grandfather like you. Thanks for inspiring

-- CurleyJoe, "You only learn from your mistakes"

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#4 posted 07-21-2018 07:11 PM

My grandson and I have done some woodworking together but he has very little patience waiting for glue or finish to dry. He did say it was fun, but not as much fun as playing Fortnight on the PC!

Glad to see some grandkids take to woodworking!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#5 posted 07-21-2018 07:55 PM

Congratulations on that project. Ya’ll did a fine job on that box and it’s great to see the younger generation to get started early. Nice work!

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#6 posted 07-21-2018 08:05 PM

It’s great to see that this still exists in our fast paced world. Great story and project!

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#7 posted 07-21-2018 09:12 PM

Sounds like a darned good way to spend a few days in the shop.

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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#8 posted 07-21-2018 09:59 PM

This is a project to be real happy with.

-- Gary, Florida

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#9 posted 07-22-2018 12:44 AM

Great looking project, I’m sure you grandson will cherish the memory and so will you.

-- Jim

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