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Project by Tokolosi posted 06-22-2012 03:57 PM 1789 views 1 time favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My niece is out visiting for the summer. The other day she was was hanging out in the garage with me very interested in what I was doing. I asked her if she would like it if I helped her to make a box for her. She said she would love too. I was thinking that she would like a little trinket box or maybe a small jewelery box. When we sat drawing and planning the project she only had one idea. A box for her dad (my brother) that he could put on his desk to help him keep it neat. We designed a simple, functional box.

Taking a leftover cedar fence board left over from a recent re-fencing project we got started. She helped measure, used the table saw and even the router. All under a very carefull eye of course. I learned that nine year old girls are harsh critics and that they dont like sanding very much. Wiping on Danish Oil though is apparantly ‘cool’.

Had so much fun. Happy fathers day Brother.

-- “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ~ JRR Tolkien





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wishicoulddothat

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#1 posted 06-22-2012 04:00 PM

Very nice box… and good memories :-)

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EmeraldDragon

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#2 posted 06-22-2012 04:00 PM

So sweet!

-- There are countless woodworking plans but have you checked out God's plan? Jeremiah 29:11

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JR_Dog

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#3 posted 06-22-2012 04:06 PM

I’m sure she’ll keep that forever; great job the two of you

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#4 posted 06-22-2012 04:08 PM

great story

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#5 posted 06-22-2012 04:11 PM

Great project for the both of you to build and Dad / Brother to receive : )

Just a word of caution, Uncle ; )
Perhaps you can get her some gloves to wear while applying and handling the Danish Oil as it can be absorbed thru her skin and cause health issues. Also , it is good that you’re outside because it can also cause breathing issues when inhaled , and she is a lot closer to the fumes than you or I would be. Peace : )
III. HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION
Routes of Entry: Skin contact., Eye contact., Inhalation., Ingestion.
Immediate (Acute) Health Effects
Inhalation
Extreme Warning: Can cause moderate respiratory irritation, dizziness, weakness, fatigue, nausea and
headache.
Can cause severe central nervous system
depression (including unconsciousness).
Extreme Toxic Warning: Harmful! Can cause systemic damage (see “Target Organs).
General Toxic Warning:
Skin Contact
Extreme Warning: Can cause moderate skin irritation, defatting, and dermatitis. Not likely to cause
permanent damage.
General Warning: May cause skin sensitization, an allergic reaction,
which becomes evident on re exposure to this material.
Eye Contact
Extreme Warning: Can cause moderate irritation, tearing and reddening, but not likely to permanently

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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DrDirt

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#6 posted 06-22-2012 04:24 PM

That is awesome – did boxes with my 9 year old daughter as well.
Amazing how meticulous they are compared to my now nine year old boy :-)

-- "If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astonish ourselves." Edison

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CGMillay

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#7 posted 06-22-2012 04:54 PM

Very nice box and a great story as well!

-- -Chris, Pennsylvania, www.facebook.com/millaywoodworks

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jaykaypur

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#8 posted 06-22-2012 05:18 PM

Good job, good story, good deal! You did GOOD!

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

#9 posted 06-22-2012 05:46 PM

Fantastic Job she should be proud I am sure her dad is.

-- http://www.landwoodworks.com (L an D Woodworks)

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DonnyD

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#10 posted 06-22-2012 09:11 PM

what a great story, good job, i know when i started i didnt like sanding

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Kookaburra

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#11 posted 06-22-2012 10:48 PM

YAY! Glad to see another talented young lady recruited to the team. Good on you! (both of you for that matter)

-- Kay - Just a girl who loves wood.

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Skylark53

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#12 posted 06-22-2012 11:27 PM

Nice project-and the box is excellent too! You may well become “favored uncle”. The time spent will be remembered a lifetime. Good use of your time.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#13 posted 06-22-2012 11:31 PM

One small project accomplished so much. You did a favor for your entire family.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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Roger

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#14 posted 06-22-2012 11:35 PM

Very touching, and precious moments in the shop. Unforgetable and wonderful. She will be a woodworker some day, I’m sure.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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gfadvm

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#15 posted 06-23-2012 01:00 AM

A nice project, a great story, and a very thoughtful young lady.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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