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Project by kiefer posted 02-25-2012 04:00 AM 2289 views 4 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My grandson Nick got a Meccano set for Christmas and we build a airplane from it and this is the idea that evolved from this .
A box with sliding lid made from pallet wood and scraps left over from projects .
The socket head cap bolts are threaded in the box with a standard metal tap and hold it together well.
This box is for storing his Meccano set pieces and we will probably have to make a run of these with dividers
etc.
What do you think .

Thanks
Kiefer

-- Kiefer 松





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Jimboe

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#1 posted 02-25-2012 04:10 AM

very cool

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a1Jim

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#2 posted 02-25-2012 05:25 AM

Unique Idea well done.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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peteg

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#3 posted 02-25-2012 06:12 AM

I rekon he’s goin to say “gramps you’re d man” this is fit for the purpose (to a tee)
great job
Pete

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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vipond33

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#4 posted 02-25-2012 09:33 AM

Big bold hardware suits the toy perfectly. Maybe a run of shallow holes somewhere to reflect the playing pieces? That’s a tough looking, good looking box.
(wish I still had the #10 set I had as a kid, it was endless fun).

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

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usnret

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#5 posted 02-25-2012 10:00 AM

I really like the screws, they add a kinda “steam punk” look to it.

-- Chief Petty Officer USN(RET) 1991-2011

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jjw5858

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#6 posted 02-25-2012 01:11 PM

Always inspiring and this project is just another inspiration to do and try new things…awesome work! Thanks for the post!

Be well

Joe

-- "Always continue to learn, laugh and share!" JJW

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woodcut

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#7 posted 02-25-2012 03:24 PM

Way cool!

-- Carl, Iowa

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grandpasworkshop

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#8 posted 02-25-2012 03:50 PM

I am clueless to what a Meccano set is but this box shows expert workmanship

-- Grandpaj

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Philip

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#9 posted 02-25-2012 04:45 PM

Great looking box, who says fasteners can’t look cool?

-- I never finish anyth

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#10 posted 02-25-2012 05:09 PM

I wish I had a box simular to it when I was a kid

thanks for sharing
Dennis

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#11 posted 02-25-2012 05:13 PM

Great looking box and from the statement that “we will probably have to make a run of these” I am sure
that you are going to be having a great time sharing your workshop with a grandson, the only thing better
that sharing you shop with a son or grandson is sharing it with a great-grandson. I still remember my
Erector set when I was young, and they are a great way to teach a young person dexterity and the use
of tools as well as the use of imagination and planning. You just do not see to many erectors sets anymore.
Thank you for sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 76 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#12 posted 02-25-2012 06:19 PM

That is a cool looking box, I like it. And with those bolts for sure it will hold together well. Good job.

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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Martyroc

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#13 posted 02-25-2012 06:21 PM

I like it it looks cool, and having the Grandson with you makes it all the more better

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

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Woodenwizard

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#14 posted 02-25-2012 08:16 PM

What a lucky Grandson. This is a great idea. I have several grandsons that would love it. I may have to steel your idea.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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spud72

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#15 posted 02-26-2012 12:00 PM

I like it, Very nice idea.

Guy

-- Guy,PEI

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