Lily's Toolbox.

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Project by Monkeyshines posted 10-31-2011 02:20 AM 1601 views 5 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Lily, my 3 year old daughter, needed her own set of tools, so she could work with her Daddy. The set includes: a hammer & board with removable pegs (for nailing), a hand saw, an open-ended wrench & board with 2 wooden nuts (to wrench), a sanding block (with felt bottom), a block plane (with felt bottom) and her own personalized toolbox. All pieces were made from reclaimed pallet wood. I’m thinking I can get her to start working on our new addition any day now while I sit back and enjoy a few cold beers.

-- Monkeyshines

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#1 posted 10-31-2011 03:38 AM

Very nice! I’ll have to make one of these sets for my daughter soon as well.

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#2 posted 10-31-2011 03:44 AM

Lily is a very lucky young lady…

Way to go Dad!

Keep up the good work and don’t forget to teach Lily to…

Be Careful!


-- Herb, Florida - Here's why I close most messages with "Be Careful!"

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#3 posted 10-31-2011 03:46 AM

My daughter’s name is Lily, too. I know she would have loved this when she was 3, but now she’s 11 ging on 21. Showed her this and all she could say is “so”. Enjoy it while you can, they grow too fast!!!!!!

-- I think of Jack Nicholson as the Joker in Batman when he says "Where does he get those wonderful toys" and ask WHERE DO U GUYS GET ALL THAT WONDERFUL WOOD?

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#4 posted 10-31-2011 04:23 AM

Yes she will grow up so fast it wont be long and she will want to borrow the keys… to your shop.
Enyoy every second she plays with her tools, this time you have is so precious.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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#5 posted 10-31-2011 07:53 AM

So cute…love to see some pics of her using her toolbox
Bruce reminds us how fast they grow and change

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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#6 posted 10-31-2011 07:55 AM

This is a great toy tool set. I’ve never seen one before that had a block plane. Very Cool !

-- Lotidus

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#7 posted 10-31-2011 01:21 PM

I rarely use the word, but this is adorable. Love the block plane. From my own experience with my daughter at that age, I can hear yours saying over and over in the shop “Daddy, watch me!” Super stuff, including the freehand routed name that looks like it was done right after a few cold ones and all the better for that.

-- gene@toronto.ontario.canada : dovetail free since '53, critiques always welcome.

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#8 posted 10-31-2011 01:30 PM

It’s a very nice children’s tool set. Way to go dad.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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