Toybox groth

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Project by Bernie posted 03-20-2011 05:54 AM 1539 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is a very old project to encourage our beginner woodworkers. Like many, I’m a self taught woodworker through the use of books, experience, and now sites like LJ. I made this toy box when my boys were 9,7,4, and 2. They are now 32, 30, 27, and 25. This project was self designed when my woodworking skills were infant. The toy box is the base with a simple lift lid. For some forgotten reason, I added a 2X4 post in the middle of the sides and placed a couple of crewed shelves on these posts. Over the years, we used the shelves as kid’s bookshelves, and junk collector, etc. This project, as you see it, belongs to my 30 year old son. All 4 sons wanted the project and he won it by straw vote. It now sits in his entrance room and has the duty of a boot and junk seat. The moral of this project is geared for our novice members. Don’t under estimate yourselves. Your beginner’s project may seem crude to you, but your family will cherish it for the simple reason that home made projects are rare these days. Home made projects made by you will become cherished, irreplaceable items!

-- Bernie: It never gets hot or cold in New Hampshire, just seasonal!

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#1 posted 03-20-2011 08:24 AM

So true , Bernie , So very true . Best wishes

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#2 posted 03-20-2011 08:47 AM

Nice job. You hit the nail on the head with that one. I like yio usying about NH. Same for WA; only difference between summer and winter is 10 degress difference in the rain ;-))

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

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#3 posted 03-20-2011 03:20 PM

It’s a great point, and well made.

-- Making scrap with zen-like precision - Woodbutchery

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#4 posted 03-20-2011 05:14 PM

Great work and fantastic story! Sums up my feelings on making things for yourself/family. Thanks for sharing with us.

-- There is a lesson in every project. Play safe!

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#5 posted 03-27-2011 08:55 PM

One of the reasons I’ve not posted any pictures of my “stuff” is everything I look at looks like a pro did it! I’m even somewhat afraid to give my family the “stuff” I make because all I see are my errors! Your comments struck home. I hope my kids like the “stuff” I give them. They say they do but I’m always asking myself, “do they really like it or are they just being polite”? Well, maybe someday my kids will draw straws for something they want. In the meantime, with your permission, I’d like to try something like this for my grand daughter! Thanks.


-- Dan

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