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Job box for my 8 yr old daughter

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Project by AttnDeficitDzynz posted 01-28-2013 08:52 AM 761 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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.

-- "Whether you think you can or you think you can't, you're probably right." - Henry Ford





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TopamaxSurvivor

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#1 posted 01-28-2013 09:05 AM

Nice reclaim, salvage and rescued project. Bet she is happy. Welcome to LJ!

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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AttnDeficitDzynz

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#2 posted 01-28-2013 11:40 AM

Thanks, happy to be here.

-- "Whether you think you can or you think you can't, you're probably right." - Henry Ford

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JoeinGa

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#3 posted 01-28-2013 12:46 PM

Great little box. I can just imagine her passing along to one of HER children! It’s sure to be come a family heirloom

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#4 posted 01-28-2013 12:50 PM

Wonderful story. Not perfect… ? I would suggest perfect for the occasion.

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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AttnDeficitDzynz

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#5 posted 01-28-2013 08:28 PM

Thanks for the compliments. The level of experience and talent on LJ’s can be intimidating, so your words are certainly appreciated.

@joein10asee, it’s certainly a solid assembly and can hold up to many years of punishment, but don’t mention grandkids! She’s still my baby girl right now! Always will be, she and her sister both. Kidding aside, thanks for the compliment.

-- "Whether you think you can or you think you can't, you're probably right." - Henry Ford

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#6 posted 01-29-2013 02:28 PM

Great build on the tool box, love the handles and very kid-friendly with an heirloom quality. She’ll enjoy it for many years. Way to go dad!

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#7 posted 01-31-2013 03:33 AM

She will have this for a long time

-- Norman

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