In The Beginning #5: My Shop Helpers!

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Blog entry by Crushgroovin posted 10-21-2010 04:59 AM 10286 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I started this not so little venture into woodworking last spring leading up to my boys Pine Wood Derby Races. We rocked the races brining home two first place den trophies and 2nd place overall.

Since then I have spent dozens of hours in my workshop with my boys. It has been everything I had hoped for and more. One nice part is how excited they get about cleaning ;) LOL they argue over who gets to vacuum and always have the hand broom at the ready. I am taking advantage of every minute of it right now. I know in 3-5 years(or whenever they discover girls) they won’t be so eager to clean or spend time with dad. Until them I am cherishing these wonderful days!!!


-- I wouldn't be so arrogant if you weren't such a moron!

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robert triplett

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#1 posted 10-21-2010 05:30 AM

When I see pictures of kids in the shop I remember the fun I used to have with my boys. They were cute in their safety goggles. they learned some good practices. My older son did some furniture redesign in college with a recliner. I went to see it and it was interesting. He redid a sofa too. Not much money, but a lot of ideas. Now he has an MBA in business and I don’t think he does much woodworking. I will have to see next month when I go to visit. The other son is back with us for a while and does some work in my shop. He is more artistic and it’s hard to put some ideas into shape with wood-without a lot of experience and knowledge. Enjoy the time with them. They might remember and get into it later.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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#2 posted 10-21-2010 05:59 AM

Two great sons!!

When they’re finished there, I could use some experienced cleaner uppers ;^)

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#3 posted 10-21-2010 01:43 PM

I too have fun in the shop but not with my children but my grandchildren. When my kids were little I was too busy working and providing for the family to have a hobby as grand as woodworking. The grandchild that spends the most time with me is a 7 year old grandaughter she likes to clean up running the shop dust collector and shop vac. Yesterday while she was here she cleaned my desk, making comments about my housekeeping being lax ;)

I appreciate your comments!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#4 posted 10-21-2010 02:11 PM

makes me wish i would had kids.

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#5 posted 10-21-2010 06:46 PM

My only daughter is 27 now and she can tell you all of the names of jointery and all about thickness planing and miter cuts but don’t ask her to get saw dust on her that would just be wrong…..................Schloemoe

-- schloemoe, Oregon , http://www.

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