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Project by tirebob posted 06-23-2012 11:41 PM 1369 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Hey everyone!

My 12 year old daughter passed her test achieving her green belt in taekwando. As part of her test she broke a pine board. When we got home I thought it might be nice to make her a little dovetailed box from the board she broke, and this is what I whipped up. Done 100% all by hand and finished with a bot of walnut stain just to give it a bit more character. Nothing super fancy, but I think she will like it!





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HillbillyShooter

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#1 posted 06-24-2012 12:01 AM

Very nicely done and most thoughtful.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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molan

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#2 posted 06-24-2012 12:33 AM

looks very cool! and its a neat way to keep a memory! she will remember passing that test every time she looks at the box!

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Acer

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#3 posted 06-24-2012 12:41 AM

What a great idea and something she will treasure. You’re a good dad.

-- Near Allentown, PA. "In theory, practice and theory are the same. In practice, they aren't."

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#4 posted 06-24-2012 01:08 AM

Nice box. Special gift. Your 12 year old daughter could probably my butt!

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

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#5 posted 06-24-2012 02:10 AM

Very cool idea and good job!

-- Ben from IL

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#6 posted 06-24-2012 02:17 AM

What a great dad-thing to think of! I am sure she will be thanking you for this box over many years.

-- Kay - Just a girl who loves wood.

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#7 posted 06-24-2012 03:02 AM

Thanks all… She is a good kid and it is always nice to make stuff for the kids for sure.

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#8 posted 06-24-2012 03:22 AM

Nice dovetails and a good looking box Bob.

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#9 posted 06-24-2012 12:58 PM

Good job Bob! I”m sure your daughter put a lot of work into achieving her green belt and I can see you put a lot of work into building this box by hand. There’s something special about hand-crafted works of art.

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#10 posted 06-24-2012 01:57 PM

Great idea! And nice looking box

-- “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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