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Father Son Project

comments (2) January 18th, 2011 in Reader's Gallery

Stanley55 Stanley55, member
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A good Father Son project is a toolbox.  This simple design teaches many different aspects of woodworking and you can fill it with the tools as the continued lessons!

Designed to last a lifetime.  This should be a toolbox that my son will use as he grows into an adult woodworker.  Teaching woodworking with this project allows for good use of hand tools and the flats on top allow for using as a cutting surface.  The swinging lock on both sides keeps the top box from falling out when you carry it. A little heavy for an 8 year old but he will grow into it.

Design or Plan used: My Own Design - Blair and Trent Glenn

posted in: Reader's Gallery, children, toolbox, woddworking with kids

Comments (2)

MarkAReed MarkAReed writes: Toolboxes are a great project.
I had to insist that my son try cutting his name out on the band saw when he was 10. He didn't want to at first but once he got in to it, he wanted to make more things.
As if a light bulb turned on and a new woodworking fan was born. What a great way to spend time together.
He's 32 now and he still thanks me for "making" him learn woodworking. I prefer encouraging.
Thank you.
Posted: 9:56 am on January 23rd

zbop zbop writes: Father Son Projects are the second best kind. My favorite is Grandfather Grandson Projects! I'm sure he will treasure this tool box for years to come .... especially after he gets old enough to appreciate the real importance of the father/son relationship. You sound like a really good daddy.
Posted: 4:38 pm on January 18th

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