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Project by BigDaddyO posted 1334 days ago 1356 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been making boxes recently and my 6 year old son has been messing around in the shop while i was working.

he surface planed a pine board to his liking then he wanted to make a box from it. I measured out the board and he marked out all the lines. he even made the cuts for the side pieces. I cut out the bottom which is hardboard and was giving him quite a bit of trouble. I pre-drilled the hardboard for the nails too. he nailed everything together and even came up with the garage door plan. oh, and as with most of my projects this was done with all hand tools.

he surface planed the board over a couple of days. the cutting and assembly took about 30 minutes. once done he turns to me and asks, why does it take so long for you to make your boxes?


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#1 posted 1334 days ago

Yes BD, why does it take so long? :) You must be proud of him. Reminds me of a project I have bookmarked in the hopes my son and I may do it one day:

-- I came, I was conquered, I was born again. ἵνα ὦσιν ἓν

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#2 posted 1334 days ago

Mike, That is a great box your son built. Hope see more projects in the future.

Spunwood, thanks for that link. it is being put aside for my daughter.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#3 posted 1334 days ago

Ha! From the mouth of babes!! That’s a fine looking 1st box by anyone’s standards…

-- “Once more unto the breach, dear friends...” Henry V - Act III, Scene I

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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

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#4 posted 1334 days ago

A great project by a great woodworker of the future. Hope he continues to grow his woodworking interest. My first wood project as a young boy sticks proudly in my mind…and that was over 50 years ago.

-- If retiring is having the time to be able to do what you enjoy then I have always been retired.

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#5 posted 1334 days ago

I hope he signs and dates it. And I hope Dad makes sure he keeps it.
After my mom died recently, I found a cutting board that I made for her when I was in seventh grade wood shop. I’m glad I have it.

-- Kinky Friedman on gay marriage: "They should have the right to be just as miserable as the rest of us."

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#6 posted 1334 days ago

Great! Now I have to envy a box a six year old made! lol I hate this website! hahaha

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#7 posted 1334 days ago

What a great box for a six year old!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#8 posted 1334 days ago

That is awsome. Way to go!!! Be sure to date and sign it.

-- Tim, Nevada MO

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#9 posted 1334 days ago

Excellent work for a 6 yr. old!

-- Terri, Rocky Mountain High Colorado!

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Jamie Speirs

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#10 posted 1331 days ago

Great Box.

A workshop expansion in the future.


-- 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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#11 posted 1331 days ago

Nice looking box.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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