Jaida's Stove valentines box.

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Project by Jeff Waggoner posted 921 days ago 2434 views 2 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Every year my daughters class as a contest for the most creative valentines box. This year she wanted to do a stove. We started talking about want to use for burners and we thought of coffee warmers. We found some cheep online as well as a clock, thermometer and some toggle switches that light up. She cut the cords on the warmers and crimped on terminals to wire up the switches. She then covered the terminals with heat shrink. The oven light is a night light attached to a short extension cord with a toggle switch wired into it. That is all plugged into a power strip hidden behind the bank panel.

-- Jeff Waggoner,

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#1 posted 921 days ago

so I guess a paper bag hanging on the side of the desk doesn’t quite cut it, huh?
That is fantastic!!! Great presentation of the features as well.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#2 posted 921 days ago

That’s awesome, if my daughter see’s this I am gonna have to start making that tonight.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#3 posted 921 days ago

Wow that is a fantastic stove your daughter did an amazing job.

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 921 days ago

very cool! I’m sure it’ll be the most popular box there! What a great way to get some father/daughter time in as well! Good job you two!

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#5 posted 920 days ago

Great job Jaida and Dad! I’m building a hat rack with my daughter for her many many baseball caps; making it out of the skateboard she broke doing a rad move. Happy to see other daughters building with their Dads!

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#6 posted 920 days ago

Very creative and thrilled to see people involve their children. Next question, did she win?

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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Jeff Waggoner

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#7 posted 920 days ago

Yes. I am happy to say she won! I am very blessed to have four kids that love to work in the shop and have all won contest at some level. They put in a lot of work and it has been some of our greatest memories over the last four years or so. We have hundreds of photos and hours of video of our time together. I can sit for hours looking through them and reliving our time together. Sometimes its enough to make an old dad want to cry.

-- Jeff Waggoner,

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#8 posted 920 days ago

Well earned.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#9 posted 920 days ago

Excellent, tell your daughter that a retired wood shop teacher grades her project as an A +. Very creative.


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#10 posted 920 days ago

Nice, dad! And nice dad!

-- Andrew, Orange County, CA -

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#11 posted 920 days ago

Nice job Jaida! Very cool uses of house hold items. A+ on the idea and finished piece!

Question for Dad. The picture of your son(?) resawing. The filter, dust collection system caught my eye. Could you tell me whats going on there?

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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Jeff Waggoner

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#12 posted 920 days ago

Dan I.G.N.
The dust collection on the band saw is an Idea I got from Rob Cosman. His is mounted to the top of his saw at an angle. I couldn’t figure out a way to make that work on my saw and I liked the idea of being able to have it as close as possible but move it out of the way when needed. It is just a box fan and a good with a good filter strapped to it. I mounted it to a hinge and balanced it so that it will stay at any angle I set it at.

I recently moved my workbench, band saw, hollow chisel mortiser and drill press to the upstairs in a room next to my office. Dust collection is very important to me now. The first time we used it on the 16/4 for Jalen’s project there was a thick layer of dusk on everything after just a couple of cuts. I upgraded the filter on my shop vac and added this new filter. We then finished all the resawing and there wasn’t even enough dust on the floor under the saw to see when standing up.

-- Jeff Waggoner,

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#13 posted 920 days ago

Thats great! Thank you.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#14 posted 920 days ago

I’m glad to see that people are teaching their kids about basic wiring and engineering tell your doughters that it looks great and she should be proud of herself

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#15 posted 919 days ago

Glad to hear she enjoys this activity, great idea for the stove

-- Norman

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