Coin Holder

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Project by Alster posted 01-21-2013 08:00 PM 1322 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Okay, so it’s not actually my project. My little boy has always loved putting things together: models, puzzles, paper cutouts. The other day, he asked me for some wood scraps. I gave him some offcuts from my William and Mary bookstand. He took them to his room at night, and in the morning this is what I found, along with carefully considered plans for other things he might be able to make from four scraps of irregularly shaped wood: a train, a boat on a wavy ocean, and this coin holder. He is particularly proud of the “secret compartment” mortised into the back.

He is going to give this to his grandma Carol for a present. He has also documented his work on video and is planning to send a copy to his hero, Roy Underhill. It looks like I’ve found a new workshop buddy. I couldn’t be happier!

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 01-21-2013 08:39 PM

Great job with your son. A dream to have someone to work with.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 01-22-2013 03:13 AM

He seems to have the interest so it is your job ( and might I say pleasure) nurture this interest and you will have a WW buddy for life.

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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