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Blog entry by Lumberzach12 posted 07-09-2012 07:15 AM 1498 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It all started in my grandfathers basement when u was little. He would take me down with ear plugs and teach me different safety rules and the basics of woodworking. Every weekend I would bring home something new that I had built. I have built shadow boxes, crates layered boxes on the scroll saw.its been 4 years now since my grandfather passed away. I have expanded my knowledge of woodworking the past few years. I’m now 16 and starting my own shop in my basement. Now I have made more projects like tool boxes and birdhouses. And squirrel feeders in shop classes at school. And still up for new challenges and more learning of this trade.

-- Carpenters never die. They just get board!

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#1 posted 07-09-2012 10:54 AM

My granddaughters are still too small, but I plan to allow them the same opportunities. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. Keep on making saw dust.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#2 posted 07-09-2012 12:00 PM


Welcome to LumberJocks , a world of advise, opinions, and experiences, all shared without judgement.

Your ‘How I Got Started’ story, stirred fond memories of the beggining of my love of woodworking. I too spent many hours in my Grandfathers woodshop and the magic of his tools as he brought to life tables and chairs, shelves and boxes from a large stack of Walnut lumber in the hayloft, and the many repaired projects we used on the Dairy farm.

Always remember that in spirt, he is still with you and watching your skills develope and smiling at your accomplishments.

Work Safely and have Fun. – Grandpa Len

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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#3 posted 07-09-2012 01:28 PM

Welcome to the addiction and avocation Lumberzach12,

My grandpa’s were both gone by the time I was old enough to really pay attention. Yours taught you well and you have a great basis for a great life in wood working.

The more projects you make, the more you’ll want to make and the better you’ll become.

Your grand father is probably looking in on you right now, smiling and thinking, “I taught him well, now it’s up to him!”

Thanks for joining us!

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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#4 posted 07-10-2012 02:20 AM

My grandfather also taught me how to use tools at an early age. I still use several of his tools and think about our time together everytime I use them. Welcome to Lumberjocks and enjoy the friendship and advice you will receive here.

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

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#5 posted 07-10-2012 05:35 AM

Good Start, for your projects and your workshop see if you can add some pictures. I’d really like to see your already made stuff!!!

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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#6 posted 07-11-2012 12:57 AM

Good for you, you would make your Grandfather proud. Keep safe and pass on your love for woodworking to your kids and grandkids like he passed it on to you. Gives us old guys hope for the new guys.

-- Steve in Oregon,

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