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Project by Ampeater posted 09-17-2008 11:57 PM 2367 views 2 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My daughter and grandchildren visited us over the Labor Day weekend. As soon as Gabrielle, the 11 year old entered the house, she asked if we could make something in my workshop. She specifically wanted a box with a lock (to keep her two brothers out of her stuff). Of course we did just that.

I found some jatoba, maple, and wenge and we went to work. She would hardly let me take a break. I did all the work that required a power tool except for the sanding. Gab did the sanding and gluing as well as some of the design.

You can see from the pics that we both had a lot of fun.

-- "A goal without a plan is a wish."





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Dennis Zongker

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#1 posted 09-18-2008 12:14 AM

Sweet Looking Box & cute granddaughter.

-- Dennis Zongker

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oldskoolmodder

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#2 posted 09-18-2008 12:28 AM

Gorgeous box! I’d love to have some of those woods “just laying around”, to be able to make something that nice when someone dropped by.

-- Respect your shop tools and they will respect you - Ric

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#3 posted 09-18-2008 12:57 AM

The goggle picture is the best one! (-:

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#4 posted 09-18-2008 01:12 AM

Outstanding! That should keep those no-good boys out.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#5 posted 09-18-2008 01:39 AM

Beautiful box. The two of you not only made a box, but also memories for a lifetime, and she looks pleased.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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Brad_Nailor

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#6 posted 09-18-2008 02:04 AM

Ah, to be so young that a pair of safety glasses practically can be used as a face shield! That is one nice looking box!

-- http://www.facebook.com/pages/DSO-Designs/297237806954248

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odie

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#7 posted 09-18-2008 02:25 AM

Way to go Grandpa!

-- Odie, Confucius say, "He who laughs at one's self is BUTT of joke". http://woodstermangotwood.blogspot.com/ (my funny blog)

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miles125

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#8 posted 09-18-2008 02:54 AM

I bet she hangs onto that the rest of her life. Great job!

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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Allison

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#9 posted 09-18-2008 03:08 AM

What a wonderful story, and an awesome project. Isn’t the top called curly maple or tiger maple or something like that? I had the privilege of using wood like this once. It is sooo beautiful!!! Besides making the beautiful box you made a memory that will last forever. Will we see Gabrielle here in the future being a Lumberjockette? I hope sooo. Beautiful Box!

-- Allison, Northeastern Ca. Remember, Amateurs built the Ark. Professionals built the Titanic!

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#10 posted 09-18-2008 04:11 AM

You two not only created a great box, but memories that will live on forever. Thanks for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#11 posted 09-18-2008 05:58 AM

Now thats what I call a special box for a special little girl. I can’t wait till I can do some stuff with my grand kids when they get a liitle older. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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Pathpounder

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#12 posted 09-18-2008 12:29 PM

Man, she will treasure that box and experience forever. Way to go.

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#13 posted 09-18-2008 03:35 PM

Man that’s great. I can’t wait for my grandson to get old enough to work in the shop with me.

-- A man who moves mountains starts one stone at a time.

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#14 posted 09-18-2008 05:11 PM

What a keepsake gift! Beautiful work! She is beaming!

-- Cov, Loomis, CA, http://www.covingtonwoodworks.com

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#15 posted 09-18-2008 09:33 PM

I agree with Cov. Gabrielle’s smile in the last pic speaks volumes about the true value of that project. What a memory! Awesome job ampeater! (and the box isn’t bad, either!)

-- "The only thing that counts is faith, expressing itself in love." --Galatians 5:6

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