Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 13

Thread: Lockout box

  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Kansas City, Missouri
    Posts
    13,460

    Lockout box

    I was cleaning up the garage the other day and had a little chuckle when I came across this. It was one of a couple of lockout boxes I built one summer when my oldest had turned 12. He hadn't been doing his chores that were given to him to have done by the time his Mom and I got home from work. For punishment his Mom told him that he couldn't watch TV for a week. We'd get home every day and chores were still not done and TV was warm...hmm. So necessity, the mother of invention, prompted me to take drastic measures. I built one of these boxes for each TV in the house and locked the plug inside of it so it couldn't be plugged in. There were fits thrown and you'd have thought his life was over, but...chores started getting done after that week of grounding was over.

    I decided to put in on the shelf and pass it on when he has kids of his own.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails IMG00374.jpg   IMG00373.jpg   IMG00375.jpg  
    Darren

    To a small child, the perfect granddad is unafraid of big dogs and fierce storms but absolutely terrified of the word “boo.” – Robert Brault

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Rio Rancho, NM
    Posts
    1,417
    I wish I had had a couple of those when my son was about 12-15 years old. We had the same problem!!

    On second thought, my mother could have used one when I was that age, too!!
    Nancy Laird
    dandnspecialties@msn.com
    FWW Registered Voter and Voting Member
    Woodworker, turner, laser engraver; RETIRED!!


    A veteran is someone who, at one point in his life, wrote a blank check made payable to his country for an amount of 'up to and including my life.' If you love your country, thank a vet.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    ABQ NM
    Posts
    30,020
    That is some true family woodworking.

    Great call on saving it to pass down to him. I'll bet it gets a big laugh out of him in a few years.
    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
    When the weird get going, they start their own forum. - Vaughn McMillan

    workingwoods.com

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Kea'au Hawaii. Just down the road from Hilo town!
    Posts
    1,357
    Too funny Darren! Didn't need that at our house.... Dads belt was warning enough
    Aloha,

    What goes around, comes around.

  5. #5
    Kudos Darren! Especially keeping it to pass along. Much more elegant than my Mom's solution - cutting the plug off. Nobody got away with calling Mom's bluff especially me!

    Vaughn called it right. When he's old enough you'll both have a good laugh.

    Wes

  6. #6
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    U.K.
    Posts
    112

    Red face

    I used to take the plugs off altogether.
    And leave them on top of the T.V.
    The kids soon learned who was in charge though.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Mountain Home, Arkansas
    Posts
    11,833
    Good daddy.
    Love it.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Alexandria, Virginia
    Posts
    1,071
    Quote Originally Posted by Darren Wright View Post
    but...chores started getting done after that week of grounding was over...
    I hate to tell you Darren, but with the plug in the box, the TV was not grounded.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Grounded.JPG  



  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    GTA Ontario Canada
    Posts
    12,262
    Good one Frank, boy you are sharp.
    cheers

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Alexandria, Virginia
    Posts
    1,071
    Safety First Rob!



Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •