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Thread: 2.5 hour table saw project, mailbox cubbie for my daughter

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    2.5 hour table saw project, mailbox cubbie for my daughter

    While waiting on stain to dry this weekend, my daughter requested I make her a wooden cubbie mailbox for her students.
    She has only 10 students this year, but asked me to make it 15 slots, as the class varies during the year.
    She only has a certain amount of money the school will spend on each teacher, and these things are ridiculously expensive through their vendors, so daddy had some free time today.(and all the stock on hand)
    Its all dado work on the tablesaw, quick, easy work.
    It needs a final sanding, then Ill slap on some poly on the outside, and that's that.
    I had almost a sheet of 3/4 left over from the built ins, and had some 1/4 inch hardboard I removed from the backs of a lot of single 4 foot gondolas I had in my store when I sold it. Figured it might come in handy one day.

    Rob-I didn't forget to rabbet out the back and cut the 2 center dividers shorter, mainly because of your thread, I usually have to go back and do it once I forgot.

    this is not fine woodworking, but I needed something to keep me occupied this morning and I know it will last as long as she needs it.
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    nice quick work and should serve her well for several years Allen!
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    That cubbie looks real nice, Allen! I'm sure your daughter will enjoy your efforts.
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    Dad of the year could easily become their new vendor nicely done!
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    Looks fine to me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich Soby View Post
    nice quick work and should serve her well for several years Allen!
    Im kinda hoping until she retires in 40 years.
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    Re: 2.5 hour table saw project, mailbox cubbie for my daughter

    Very nice actually i think both my son and i could do with something exactly like this in our respective work places. May copy this soon.


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    last night she asked me to add a few pull out trays into the bottom ones.
    Might go at that today and sand/poly, or might just sit back.
    Another bbq today at 3pm at a neighbors home, Im all bbq'ed out, but I have to go.
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    I showed it to my wife. She thinks it would be handy for her classroom as well. Guess Ill be busy
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    Nice job Allen. It's very satisfying when you can push out a little project like that on short notice. It's a function of being organised, something my shop has not been for many months, but I'm picking away at it.
    Your daughter and her students will really appreciate it.

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