|Project by JoeyG||posted 07-04-2012 09:00 PM||2158 views||0 times favorited||39 comments|
These boxes were made by my 10 year old daughter. She did everything except use the table saw and router. Needless to say I am very proud of her.
Pic #1 All the boxes
Pic #2 This box was made from the scraps left over from the Discovery Cove boxes I made for her and her mother last Christmas. She used Padauk for the miter keys. This one she made for herself.
Pic #3 Ambrosia/Burl Maple with Padauk miter keys.
Pic #4 This box she made for her little sister. It is made of walnut with purpleheart miter keys. She used purpleheart because that is her sisters favorite wood.
Pic #5 She made this one for her little brother. The box is made of walnut with cedar miter keys. Once again she choose the cedar because it is her little brothers favorite wood.
Pic #6 This last one is made from mahogany with maple miter keys. She made this one for her older brother. She choose the mahogany because it looked golden and the maple because of the contrast in color.
I am very proud of my daughter. She worked very hard on these. She did the glue ups, put in the miter keys, sanded them up and did most of the spraying for the finish work. She use satin Polycrylic as a finish. I told her I would advertise for her if she wanted to try and sell them in the future. I think it will be a valuable lesson in how to earn money and to spend wisely. She will have to buy the materials from me and then try to make a profit. “I’ll give her a good price.” wink wink. It’s the symbolic exercise that we learn from.
This is a good exercise for any of you guys with kids who are big enough to be in the shop and a scrap pile. I could have made these for her, but nothing is as valuable as the look of accomplishment in her eyes.
Good job Bella, I am proud of you.
-- JoeyG ~~~ http://www.facebook.com/JHGWoodWorks