Toys for the Christmas Bureau

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Project by rimfire7891 posted 10-11-2011 04:04 AM 2078 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here a few simple tool boxes my friend Don and I made for the local Christmas Bureau. Mostly from what we had around the shop. Even the paint was what was available. Took us a few hours on Wednesday night to cut all the parts. Painted the sides separately from the main structure to get good clean lines. Used left over broom handles for the carry handles.

Hopefully they make some kids happy and you never know maybe future Lumberjock members.

Thanks for looking.

-- Playing with wood and metal for the last 50 years, driving and building Land Cruisers for the last 40. Experience is what you get when you don't know what you are doing.

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#1 posted 10-11-2011 04:05 AM

Nice job. Christmas is coming fast. Good to see you are ahead of the curve.

-- Jeff, CT - keep calm and make sawdust

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#2 posted 10-11-2011 04:15 AM

A good project for the right reason. We have a Builders for Christ group at our church that go in the summer to build or re-build in needed areas. One year I built 9 totes for the crew. If you cannot go, then find a way to help those that do.

-- "When we build, let us think we build forever." John Ruskin

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#3 posted 10-11-2011 07:11 AM

Fantastic boxes and an even better cause. Thank you for your service and for sharing your project with us. Great color scheme.

-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16

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#4 posted 10-11-2011 09:50 AM

Great project, jb. Know those kids will be using them and their imagination for a long time. Looking at them from that angel the paint combination makes the end look like they extend past the sides. Did you use butt or rabbit joints on them?

-- Deeds not Words.

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#5 posted 10-11-2011 10:29 AM

Very cool gift idea and fun to hang out with buddys in the shop.

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

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#6 posted 10-11-2011 02:34 PM

cool gifts

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#7 posted 10-11-2011 02:56 PM

Nice job, great cause.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#9 posted 10-12-2011 12:04 AM

looking good :-)

thankĀ“s for sharing them


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#10 posted 10-12-2011 06:56 AM

these are the great…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#11 posted 10-13-2011 05:06 PM

Those are really nice. Love the fact you painted them before assembly. Those kids will love them. I made a couple of these similar and added four wood toy tools to the mix, all out of walnut and oak. they were a big hit, so I know this will be too. Great job and thanks for sharing!!!

-- Drew -- "I cut it twice and it's still too short!"- Rock-n H Woodshop - Moore, OK

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#12 posted 11-12-2011 02:23 AM

Nice tote boxes. Good way to get the kids started woodworking—better than electronic toys!!............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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