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Default Need some inspiration!

I seem to have lost all inspiration for Christmas gifts for this year.

HELP!

I would prefer to create gifts with the CNC if possible - signs, plaques, and other cool things of beauty!
In the past, I have made simple cutting boards that look like cows, chickens, pigs, fish...

One thing on my list of upcoming projects is a toy box for our new great grand daughter. She will have to split it with her little brother.

Note: If the Astros win the World Series, I will probably be making several plaques to commemorate it.

Post your thoughts and suggestions. Pics would help a lot.

Note: We have a big family! Some drink, some don't, most cuss a lot!
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I'm rooting for the Astros too!

If you're looking for inspiration, Pinterest is always a good start.
https://www.pinterest.com/bullfryer/cnc-giftsprojects/

Or you can look up images on Google. I'm attaching a few images I found.
(Snowflake coasters, wooden truck toy, and a sign)
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I like the toy box idea . I have a little girl that lives a few doors down from me and want to build one for her also .
Sheís 6 so Iím not sure of itís too late for something like that?
I want to have a secret panel where she can store money or whatever she thinks is significant. Use some magnetic lock system to access the hidden panel that she and her parents only knows about .

Mike this is from another forum ,Joes Cnc , and one of their members made these. I think their awesome .
He buys used whiskey barrel lids , but I suspect Iíll have to replicate them out of one by sixes .
I like the fact that the skys the limit for ideas . Put your relatives favourite team on them or whatever
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--Adults, picture frame with multiple openings?
--Children, wooden toy of some sort?
--Find out their favorite cartoon character and cut that out and let them paint it?
--Band saw style boxes with carved top? Cut many layers of BB ply to the same shape, stack, glue and add a wonderful carved top made from some interesting, contrasting premium wood.
--Kitchen wooden cook kit (spatula, spoon, 2 prong serving fork) in maple.
--Fun wooden tools for the kids.
--A birdhouse kit for the kids and a small hammer and nails to assemble it. Pre-drill nail starter holes for the nails.
--Some wind toys to decorate lawns and gardens. Or gnomes. Or cutouts of veggies for their garden to mark what they've planted. for the gardeners in the family.
--Small frames for pictures in Christmas decorations that hang from trees so pictures of family can be inserted. Cut from a flat sheet, rebate to hold the picture, thin wood shaped to form a back, and decorated with bright colors and glitter. With the year carved into the back.
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Games made from wood can be made for just about any family member. https://www.google.com/search?q=wood...ih=916#imgrc=_
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I forgot to mention that I have a couple of pieces of 1x6 6ft walnut, and a few pieces of poplar that I would like to use up. One piece of cherry will be cut to make a cutting board (w/walnut).

I am liking the suggestions so far. Keep 'em coming.
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Mantel or wall clock? CNC would make some beautiful designs. Several great ideas already given. Go to it!
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If you're looking for inspiration, Pinterest is always a good start.
Sorry, but Pinterest is the last place I would look for inspiration for anything.

My inspirations come from image searches, clip art, or just sitting and thinking about what I am after. Save everything that piques my interest, then go thru it all until I only have a half dozen or so, and work from there.
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I like the toy box idea . I have a little girl that lives a few doors down from me and want to build one for her also .
Sheís 6 so Iím not sure of itís too late for something like that?
I want to have a secret panel where she can store money or whatever she thinks is significant. Use some magnetic lock system to access the hidden panel that she and her parents only knows about.
I think it's never too late for a toy box. My older grandson is 10, he inherited a toy box I made over 20 years ago, and still uses it. Has held up very well, two frog for the ends. Very good condition, except someone painted the front and back with some lousy blue.

For little kids, I do not believe in lids. Hard enough for a little kid to put toys in a toy box without having to deal with a lid too. Also, too much likely to get the fingers banged by the lid, especially if another kid is involved. Also with two kids a good chance one will get trapped in the box, with the other kid sitting on the lid. Later, when the kid is older, plenty of time to put a hinged lid on, so it can be used as a seat. And when the are too old for a toy box, it will make excellent storage for things like bats, gloves, whatever.

As far as secret compartment, never made one, but there are quite a few examples on line for inspiration, just got to look.
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Just ran across this. Do a search for toy box plans and you can find tons of them.

I like this one. Simple, easy to make, and decorate it and it would look good, not plain, as is now. I'd mod it, so I could put a seat on it later.
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