|Project by Hanman||posted 02-13-2012 06:06 AM||1735 views||1 time favorited||11 comments|
My son had a nice idea to make his valentine’s day box at school in the shape of a 4 sided pyramid. After posting a question on LJS about how to figure these angles I was directed to an awesome link that helped us (my 8 year old son Bryce) figure it out pretty easily. I’ve been trying to get Bryce hooked on woodworking the same way I did when I was his age so I thought this would be a nice chance to work with him, and he didn’t disappoint. The sides were made out of some crappy old 3/4” veneer cabinet doors I had saved for unknown reasons. Just in case some of you noticed that they were painted already, don’t worry. I used to be a lead abatement supervisor and tested the paint for lead paint before I let the boy sand away on them. Anyways, it turned out pretty good for his first project. I’m not the most protective father in the world but I wasnt about to turn him loose on my table saw just yet! So I cut the angles for him, he and I glued and nailed it together, he sanded it, painted it, and helped cut the top of so he could see all the valentine’s from his girlfriends. lol Had a great weekend working with my boy on this. Makes a dad proud. Thanks for looking!
-- It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit. - Harry S. Truman