Tool Boxes for Grandsons

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Project by C_PLUS_Woodworker posted 05-05-2013 09:03 PM 1446 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My son has been doing (still is) a lot of work upgrading his home.

I watched his boys playing with their Dad’s tools………and immediately realized that I had to make them each a tool box.

So I made the boxes …............. and on the way to give them to the boys, we stopped at Harbor Freight and filled the tool boxes with combo sets of basic tools.

Just so they wouldn’t get confused or fight over whose box was which, my wife suggested using resin and attach a photo of each boy.

So, I have a 2 ½ “ Forstner bit and she did some computer magic and got the boy’s faces to fit in the 2 ½ inch x ¼ deep hole I drilled.

Big hit with the grandsons…………but that is why we have them, right?

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#1 posted 05-05-2013 09:09 PM

very cool boxes,something they can keep a lifetime.thanks for sharing.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#2 posted 05-05-2013 09:22 PM

I like! Teach’m young!

-- Greg D, Cen. CA, "Keep it on the Level, Do it Right the First Time!"

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#3 posted 05-08-2013 01:34 PM

Great idea on the photos, very personalized. Good looking tool box! The smiles on the kids’ faces say it all.

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#4 posted 05-08-2013 01:41 PM

These are really nice and from the looks you can tell that they love them. Congratulations, Granddad.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#5 posted 11-17-2013 07:49 PM

I like it, think i will make 3 of them, two for my 7 and 9 year old and one for me. Thanks for the post.

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#6 posted 11-17-2013 08:17 PM

Tim…...............thanks for causing me to go back and look at the photos of the toolboxes, but also the kids with their own.

Made my heart very warm to see those special kids loving something grandpa made for them.

As I said in the post, we went by Harbor Freight and bought several cheapo tool sets to put in the boxes.

Let me tell you of a cute moment.

Harbor Freight had a junk table out front with stuff for a buck.

In the pile were these large packages of clamps of various types. I bought a bunch.

I gave the tool boxes to the kids empty.

As I went through the bag of tools we bought….....I handed them out one at a time so they could spend a minute with each tool….....every time a clamp came out, I announced that “you can never have enough clamps.”

During my next trip to visit them, the youngest was SO EXCITED to show me a couple of boards he had nailed together, and that had clamps all over it….......for no discernible reason…........I’m talking a dozen clamps that were no part of the construction in any way.

Chase said….............”and remember, Grandpa, you can never have enough clamps”.

Seriously, I wanted to both laugh and cry.

Very special moment …........... and to see the impact we have on these impressionable young minds.

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