I was ready, fired up and motivated to get building my Adirondack chair, patterns set, lumber staring at me cup of coffee steaming away. Just then my 2 girls 8 and 10 walked in…Daddy whats this do? pointing to the belt/disk sander. Well let me show you, I took some scrap and rounded it out on the disk and flattened it out on the belt. Wow that looks cool can I try? Ok, so with the machine off we went thru the motions and practiced rounding and flattening out the stock…..several times. Next thing you know they’re rounding and flattening away. SO now the younger wants this piece to be perfect and rounded and flat, so much so that when she got done with it, it was labeled “Briannas first project” and the older one decided to move on to bigger things so she was going to build a jewelry box. She started drawing on wood making a bunch of squares, she cut them by hand and we sanded them even, then she glued them side-to-side. I clamped them and they’re drying away. Not to be outdone by the older sister the young one decided to move onto her next project, the puzzle of a cat. We found a pattern, she transferred it, helped me cut it with a jigsaw, she sanded it on the disk sander and now we have to go get some paint and other finishings to top off these projects.
So next thing you know the day was gone, we had finished a piece of scrap, a jewelry box and a cat puzzle. My idea of making a chair and plans for enjoying that cup of coffee were only made richer by the presence and precious time spent with the 2 most beautiful girls you could ever know. By the way folks none of you have a sander as special as mine, because appaaaarently…...mine is a girl and her names Sandy. Now try and beat that!!!
BTW they too have been on here and when I mentioned posting the pics of their work, at first they were like “no way!!!” and then after thinking about it they got excited and wanted me too, so pics are soon to follow.
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