Two semesters in one evening: Woodworking 101 and 102

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Blog entry by Lee Barker posted 05-21-2012 04:21 PM 1378 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Bjorn is 5. Very bright, inquisitive, analytical and thoughtful.

101: We started on this helicopter, his idea.

He lost interest pretty quickly, so I chose not to make it a requirement that he be involved. I just went ahead and put it together.

He said he’d rather clean.

102: We plugged his ears and plugged in the vac.

Grampa and grandson, matriculating as needed.

-- " his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"

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#1 posted 05-21-2012 07:44 PM

Looks like fun. I wish my daughter was old enough to run my shop vac for me!

-- Brian Timmons -

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#2 posted 05-21-2012 08:27 PM

Looks like fun, your grandson is getting the woodworking bug early.

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#3 posted 05-21-2012 08:53 PM

Nice spending time in the shop with the grandkids, but as you already know, they have to do it in a way they that they can enjoy. I think you are wise Lee in letting your grandson set his own pace.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 05-22-2012 01:30 AM

Grandkid times are the best! My granddaughter’s favorite tool is the shop vac. I think it’s the instant results that make the shop vac appealing to youngsters. I have learned that it’s a lot easier to retrieve my small parts form the shop vac as opposed to the dust collector!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#5 posted 05-23-2012 05:30 AM

Sometimes we never know the true value of “moment” until it becomes a memory. Good to see you planting the right seeds and having the wisdom to ensure it grows.


-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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