Son's First Project

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Project by darinS posted 1396 days ago 1340 views 0 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My son wanted to make something for his Mom. Realizing Mom likes to paint with both acrylic and oils, she wanted a pallet for her painting. Most of her painting is done at the table sitting, hence no need for a big painting pallet like Bob Ross. The pallet itself is just plexiglass.

He did all the measuring, most of the cutting, and virtually all of the finish work. We started with Red Oak, used a Golden Oak stain, then added a little poly. The bolts were added so it would fold away for storage. I didn’t think his first project turned out too bad. The legs are a little under 9” long, and the risers are 5” high. The top of the risers and the bottom of the plexiglass were both cut at a 30° angle.

He was a very proud little 9 year old to then give this to his mom.

-- If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you!

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Jamie Speirs

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#1 posted 1396 days ago

What a great project and so well made, he is definitely a top Lumber Jock.

His Mom must be so excited.

Yours and thanks for sharing the new LJ’s project.

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#2 posted 1396 days ago

I like it! I used to do a fair bit of Bob Ross style painting and could have used one of these.

-- "The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it." - George Bernard Shaw

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#3 posted 1396 days ago

it is good for him

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#4 posted 1396 days ago

Wow! Nice project, and quite a skilled 9 year old!

-- Bob - A sideline, not how I earn a living

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#5 posted 1396 days ago

Great job! Give him a high five for me.

-- Gary; Marysville, MI...Involve your children in your projects as much as possible, the return is priceless.

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#6 posted 1396 days ago

Looks great! It’s nice to get them involved young. I already have my son in the shop and he is only 2.

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Don Johnson

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#7 posted 1396 days ago

Super job – but I see he hasn’t completely abandoned his Lego!

-- Don, Somerset UK,

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#8 posted 1396 days ago

So fun to work with our kids in the shop great to see such a great Idea from a little guy. Super firslt project.
Does he have plans LOL

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#9 posted 1396 days ago

We’re all proud of him too :-) !! Nice job.

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

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#10 posted 1396 days ago

What a great idea. For a first project this is just fantastic! Great Job little man!
Can’t wait to see more projects out of you. Good for you!

Hey Don… I wonder if he built a Lego model of the pallet first to test his design ;)

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#11 posted 1396 days ago

Thats a pretty good looking first project. Hope to see more in the future from him.


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#12 posted 1396 days ago

You guys did a good job. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

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#13 posted 1396 days ago

Very cool. It is fun to get out in the shop with your son. I spent the last two evenings with my son working in the shop on a project he is making for school. I enjoy that more than working on my own projects.

-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc

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#14 posted 1395 days ago

What a good kid. Take him out for ice cream :D

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#15 posted 1395 days ago

Great job- he (as well as mom and dad) should be proud!

-- John

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