Son's first project - tiny "bandsaw" box

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Project by JoeinDE posted 03-02-2013 06:58 PM 1413 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My five year old son wanted to work on something with me, so we took the cutout area from a bandsaw box that I had recently made (ambrosia maple) and made a little bandsaw box. My son doesn’t like loud noises so everything was done with hand tools except the drillpress which was used to drill the pilot holes. He calls this his tiny treasure chest and decided he wanted a way to make it close better – hence the latch – after we took the posed picture with him.


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#1 posted 03-02-2013 08:17 PM

Very nice !

-- --- Measure twice, mis-cut, start over, repeat ---

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#2 posted 03-02-2013 08:17 PM

Great looking little box. I like the leather hinges and latch. I don’t like those noisy power tools either and prefer to use hand tools as much as I can. Can’t wait to see what project is next. Great job.

-- You will never build it unless you try. The second one always turns out better.

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#3 posted 03-02-2013 08:25 PM

Great wee box, I hope you get to show more of your projects
never to young to start


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#4 posted 03-02-2013 08:39 PM

Nice box….best watch out Joe, he may be well on way to taking over as the woodworker in your family…lol

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#5 posted 03-03-2013 02:00 AM

Great little project for a child and his dad. Nice job on the box we love it!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#6 posted 03-03-2013 03:20 PM

Nice box. Nothing like time spent with the kids. Spend as much time as you can as in a couple of weeks he’ll be up and grown, Least seems that way the way time flies.

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

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#7 posted 03-05-2013 02:51 PM

Cute and adorable box to be proud of! Great project for the family. Way to go Dad!


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