Good day in the shop making tools for my grandson
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My soon-to-be two-year-old grandson likes to use tools and build stuff. For Christmas I’m making him a tool kit.

Turned a screwdriver, cut and fit pieces for the tool box, and made a couple of clamps. I’ll make some nuts, bolts, and a wrench, drill some holes in the sides of the box, and make some pieces that he can bolt together.

The plan is to give him the box as a “kit” that he and I can assemble. I’ll make some tapered dowels that he can tap into tapered holes to “nail” it together for the glue-up. (The clamps will be used for the glue-up, too.)

Thanks for looking!


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  Re: Good day in the shop making tools for my grandson by MauleSkinner (My soon-to-be two-ye...)
Good on you!! You're a great grandpa.
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  Re: Good day in the shop making tools for my grandson by MauleSkinner (My soon-to-be two-ye...)
Such a great idea! Nice job!
A wise man once said, "All woodworkers make mistakes. A good woodworker can hide them."
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  Re: Good day in the shop making tools for my grandson by MauleSkinner (My soon-to-be two-ye...)
He'll have fun with that!
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  Re: Good day in the shop making tools for my grandson by MauleSkinner (My soon-to-be two-ye...)
What a great project - good on ya!

Doug
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  Re: Good day in the shop making tools for my grandson by MauleSkinner (My soon-to-be two-ye...)
Thanks! This grandpa thing is great!

I tried threading poplar dowels yesterday...didn’t work. So I spent most of the afternoon trying to make a dowel cutter that will make 1/2” dowels for the screws/bolts. Not so successful, either, but I’ll try some different techniques this weekend.
Dave Arbuckle was kind enough to create a Sketchup model of my WorkMate benchtop: http://www.arbolloco.com/sketchup/MauleS...nchtop.skp
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  Re: Good day in the shop making tools for my grandson by MauleSkinner (My soon-to-be two-ye...)
Today’s update...

I’m using tapered dowels so that my grandson can nail the toolbox together. Violin peg hole readers and pegs are a 1:30 taper, so I went to my local violin shop to ask if I could measure up a reamer to see if it would work. When I told the shop owner what I was doing, he offered to let me borrow a reamer and peg shaper for the weekend.

The shaper didn’t get small enough for the 1/4” dowels I’m using, so I made my own. Below is a picture of tapering a dowel and reaming out the holes in the toolbox.


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  Re: Good day in the shop making tools for my grandson by MauleSkinner (My soon-to-be two-ye...)
Well, ok...that was tapering the hole. Here’s cutting the dowel...


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  Re: Good day in the shop making tools for my grandson by MauleSkinner (My soon-to-be two-ye...)
And here are some pics of the box...


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  Re: Good day in the shop making tools for my grandson by MauleSkinner (My soon-to-be two-ye...)
Well, I was beaten to the punch...his birthday was today, and he got a little workbench with nuts, bolts, tools, etc.

He still needs the toolbox and clamps, but I’ll have to figure out some other stuff to go with them.

Back to the ol’ drawing board!
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