|Project by AttnDeficitDzynz||posted 01-28-2013 08:52 AM||799 views||0 times favorited||7 comments|
My youngest daughter has been a tool hound since she was born. Creative, headstrong, stubborn as a mule, basically just like her old man. I threw together a catch-all job box for myself over the summer and she kept running off with it and filling it with her tools (yes, she has her own real tools). I said I would make her one and this is the result. All of the wood is either reclaimed, salvaged, or rescued from scrap piles just like the rest of my stock. On this I used poplar, blue pine, a weathered old fence slat, and a broken broom handle. I hand cut the threads on the handle as well as the hex nuts and all pieces are glued and dowelled, no nails. The darker pieces are stained with my first homemade stain and the rest are minwax. The most time consuming part was carving her initials into the ends but I’m pleased with it and she adores it so it was time well spent. It’s not perfect but it wasn’t meant to be either, and I achieved the look I was after which doesn’t always happen. We’re both proud of it and I hope you enjoy it as well.
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