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Blog entry by GaryK posted 09-26-2008 03:07 PM 1570 reads 0 times favorited 29 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, the wife started working a while back and now I have a lot more father duties to keep me away from the computer. It’s amazing how a 1 1/2 old can spend your time for you.

I still read posts when I get the chance and post comments when I see a fantastic new project.

I have a new project in the works that I think will be pretty cool. I’ve been gluing it up little by little for over a week now.

I am always “thinking wood” though!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#1 posted 09-26-2008 03:12 PM

Ah! The joys of fatherhood. Looking forward to seeing the next project when it arrives.

-- Tony - All things are possible, just some things are more difficult than others! - SKYPE: Heron2005 (

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#2 posted 09-26-2008 03:15 PM

Yes, I remember the toddler years well. It may seem like a duty sometimes, but think of it as a privilege. There will be plenty of time left for woodworking when that little one is old enough to want to be away from Mom and Dad as much as possible.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 09-26-2008 03:22 PM

Mine are 20 and 17…. So much fun so little time :)

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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#4 posted 09-26-2008 04:01 PM

Good to hear from you Gary… You’re probably getting plenty of excercise chasing your toddler around.

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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Scott Bryan

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#5 posted 09-26-2008 04:21 PM

I figured something (besides shop time) was keeping you busy. But spending time with your daughter is infinitely more important. Have fun and enjoy this time together. And squeeze some shop time in when you can.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#6 posted 09-26-2008 04:27 PM

Mine are 21,19, 18, 17, 16, 12, 11, 10 (today, 9/26/08, is his birthday), 7, 3 and 3. I see what you mean, Gary.

-- rhykenologist and plant grower

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#7 posted 09-26-2008 04:35 PM

Good to hear from you Gary.

Father first, always.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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Joe Lyddon

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#8 posted 09-26-2008 04:39 PM


Very good excuse… Priceless!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#9 posted 09-26-2008 05:10 PM

I was just about to issue an Amber alert for you…

Glad to know you’re responding to a higher calling! Well done!

-- There's no tool like an old tool...

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#10 posted 09-26-2008 05:47 PM

1 1/2 years old, WOW. I’d say that’s old enough to hold a paint brush, spread some glue and pick up scraps from the shop floor.

Seems like this is a win-win situation. You get shop time AND a helper. Besides, you’re going to have to give her a bath anyway.



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

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#11 posted 09-26-2008 06:40 PM

good to hear from you again. The gift of your real presence in her life now will continue to be given for generations. no matter how wonderfull you execute the creation of a project, once you stop investing in it the creation is done. Every ounce of love and effort you lavish on your family becomes a never ending creation that will continue to mold and shape the world long after you have dadoed your last rabbit.

-- The CNC machine can either produce the work of art you imagined, or very decorative firewood.

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#12 posted 09-26-2008 06:45 PM

Good to hear from you Gary.

-- Adrian ..... The 11th Commandment...."Thou Shalt Not Buy A Wobble Dado"

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#13 posted 09-26-2008 07:15 PM

There you are. Was wonderin’ where u bin.
Take the time today, you’ll wonder how they grew up so fast tomorrow.

-- Common sense is so rare anymore when you do see it, it looks like pure genius.

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#14 posted 09-26-2008 07:45 PM

oh how fun..
now, where is YOUR version of the hula hoop created by you and the little one?? !!!!

(and I’m still shuttering at the 21,19, 18, 17, 16, 12, 11, 10, 7, 3 and 3)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#15 posted 09-26-2008 08:29 PM

My guess is, Gary’s coming up with a new automatic diaper changing table. And, made with cedar, to mask those poopy diaper smells!

-- Randy, Tupelo, MS ~ A man who honors his wife will have children who honor their father.

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