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Project by BarbS posted 10-21-2012 10:49 AM 1389 views 3 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Quite a while ago, woodcanuck did a Child's Lock Box with different hardware all over it. He was my inspiration for this model for my two-yr. old grand daughter. I found out I hate doing hinges by hand! It has a key-inserted lock on one end, a hook and eye, a luggage latch, a padlock with keys dangling, a bolt slider, and two ring-lift trap doors at the top, plus a handle for her little fist. I was trying to use what I had or could scavange, but still spent $25 on hardware, then found I didn’t have the proper screws for many hinges, so it looks a bit strange, but she should love it. It’s 18”x 8”x 6”. Quite the little birthday gift, and I Thank You, Woodcanuck!

-- http://barbsid.blogspot.com/





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michelletwo

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#1 posted 10-21-2012 10:53 AM

what fun!

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#2 posted 10-21-2012 11:23 AM

This is great. I’m sure your granddaughter will love it. Children love to open and close things. Great learning tool too.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#3 posted 10-21-2012 11:37 AM

Very beautiful child’s box !!!

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#4 posted 10-21-2012 12:07 PM

I like the idea. Sort of starts the thinking process on how things work.

Good job!

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

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#5 posted 10-21-2012 12:58 PM

Barb,

Great little box, nice fit and finish.

I have a 2 1/2 yr. old Great-Granddaughter who loves to visit me in the shop and I think she would love one of these ‘Magic’ lock boxes …for Christmas maybe.

Thanks for the idea and for the ‘props’ to Woodcanuck.

Work Safely and have Fun. – Grandpa Len.

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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#6 posted 10-21-2012 01:50 PM

excellent organizer

now you will know where to find missing things

should keep her busy for hours

nice

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#7 posted 10-21-2012 03:21 PM

Nice Job. I love those things.
A grown up kids busy box. You can hide things in there too.
Are there separate compartments inside?

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#8 posted 10-21-2012 04:29 PM

Very Cool!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#9 posted 10-21-2012 04:29 PM

Very wonderful busy box for your grandaughter, I can just see you watching her explore it and having to
give her a friendly assist when it will not cooperate properly. Thank you for sharing.

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

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#10 posted 10-21-2012 05:35 PM

It makes me want to play with it.
I’m so envious of your grand daughter…. lucky girl.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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#11 posted 10-21-2012 08:42 PM

Barb, thbis little treasure will keep buzy little fingers happy for hours, just a fabulous fun piece, lucky girl :: )))
Pete

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

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#12 posted 10-21-2012 09:14 PM

Beautiful! What did you use for color and finish?

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#13 posted 10-22-2012 01:05 AM

A very fun piece! Your grand daughter will cherish it and have lots of fun!

A hundred years from now they will be in a quander on the Antiques Road Show as to what this box was made for!

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#14 posted 10-22-2012 03:21 AM

What a fun birthday box for your little granddaughter Barb! A terrific way for little fingers to learn new skills. There’s no doubt in my mind that she will absolutely love her grandma’s special gift!!

-- Elaine in Duncan

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#15 posted 10-22-2012 11:31 PM

A really kool idea. I likes it, I likes it alot.

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

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