Daughters Tool Chest

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Project by JaLatham posted 09-04-2013 10:07 PM 1237 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My daughter had been asking me for a while now if she could have a tool chest. Whenever I go out to the shop, she is always right behind me (as well as my 1 1/2 year old son). She loves to get my scraps and try to saw them apart with a hacksaw. She’s also gotten pretty good with an eggbeater drill. Anyway, while I had some time off for Labor Day, I asked her to help me build it. Now she has one to match one of mine. I think she had a good time. I sure did.

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#1 posted 09-04-2013 10:13 PM

Love it. My daughter does the same with me and she is 2. Looks like I have project builds in the future with her. Thanks for sharing.

-- Drew -- "I cut it twice and it's still too short!"- Rock-n H Woodshop - Moore, OK

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#2 posted 09-04-2013 10:36 PM

Way to go Dad. Start ‘em young! Good for you. These are times you’ll never get back! (She’s a real cutie too!) :-)

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#3 posted 09-05-2013 12:00 AM

That is too cool! What a great day. Tool chest is nice too.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#4 posted 09-05-2013 12:01 AM

Wow, that’s great! Father, daughter time is priceless! I love how the plane’s almost as big as she is!

-- Tom Finnigan - Measures? We don't need no stinking measures! - Hmm, maybe thats why my project pieces don't fit.

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#5 posted 09-05-2013 02:15 AM

Very refreshing post there Jared, I just had No 1 grandson Rocky here and he enjoyed the workshop more than the toys I made for him!

-- Regards Robert

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#6 posted 09-05-2013 03:02 AM

beautiful, love the way she sticks her tongue out to get precision with the hammer.

-- Z, Rockwall, TX

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#7 posted 09-05-2013 03:08 AM

That is one happy woodworker/future lumberjock! Great project! Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#8 posted 09-05-2013 08:30 AM

Love it , How fun,,,, the smile says it all.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#9 posted 09-05-2013 05:36 PM

This is great. Awesome project and cute kid!

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#10 posted 09-05-2013 07:36 PM

Very cool, I have a rug-rat myself that enjoys woodworking.
One more tool to buy for her… glasses…...and if you get a proper size for her, she will love to wear them.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#11 posted 09-05-2013 09:51 PM

Avery nice story and a beautiful child god’s gift indeed well done.When my boys were young they used to have a kind of laugh at me doing my woodshop and working there(the thought was this is really for old men) now they see what I do in it complimenting me everytime I make them something to order and keeping up with some ideas of their own.I guess this little soul will be doing the same and me proud of her daddy.Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#12 posted 09-07-2013 08:20 PM

Very nice! My little guy is helping me in my shop a lot as well. It’s such a great way to have some fun together.

-- Ward, Ottawa ON

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