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Blog entry by Takara posted 04-27-2013 06:16 AM 1280 reads 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I wanted to share these photos to encourage everyone to get your children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and young friends involved in your work.

My son is 18 months old and wants so badly to imitate everything we do. I put in the smallest blade we had and I let him help me scroll saw.

My 3 1/2 year old daughter took to the scroll saw like a natural. (Must be genetics) She has spent most of her weekends in the garage with my father and I for glue ups and such and she is no stranger to a wood shop.

She was SO excited that she cut a board in HALF!

I just hope that I can install in my children the same love for woodworking that my father taught me.

-- Danielle - www.takarawoodentreasures.com



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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 04-27-2013 07:03 AM

I am applauding you. Not only teaching your children about woodworking, but you obviously are a quality parent.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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scrollsaw

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#2 posted 04-27-2013 10:28 AM

It’s a great feeling when you see the smile on there face when they cut there first project.Now it’s time to teach my grand daughter. Thank you for sharing this post.

-- Todd

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JoeinGa

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#3 posted 04-27-2013 11:43 AM

The look on your daughter’s face … PRICELESS!

Great job

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#4 posted 04-27-2013 12:14 PM

That is Awesome!! My daughter was 2 when she first joined me in the shop. She loves to come in there and work at her bench, make a pen on the lathe or help me with something bigger.
Its up to us to make sure there are woodworkers available in the future, the education system is dropping the ball.
Look forward to seeing projects from both of them in the future :)

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#5 posted 04-27-2013 01:12 PM

That is just great – thanks for sharing

-- Just learning the craft my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ practiced.

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#6 posted 04-27-2013 02:05 PM

Nice going, Mom.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#7 posted 04-27-2013 02:21 PM

That is wonderful.
Just wonderful.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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shipwright

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#8 posted 04-27-2013 04:14 PM

Now those kids come from some fine lineage.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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#9 posted 04-27-2013 07:46 PM

Wonderful

-- Norman

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gfadvm

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#10 posted 04-28-2013 12:55 AM

Not only do those kids have good genes, they have a very good momma! Great job. I don’t think guys have the patience of moms!

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

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Philip

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#11 posted 04-28-2013 05:26 PM

Too cute! Love the dust mask.

-- I never finish anyth

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#12 posted 04-29-2013 01:58 AM

Hi:
I loved the look you got. Several weeks ago I had the company of one of my granddaughters. That day was priceless to me when I taught her the safety and how to use my 12” Band Saw. We had fun all day and she learned a new skill went back home and told Mom & Dad what she did. She looks forward to days with Grandpa in the shop building thing. I know you had fun also.

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Takara

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#13 posted 04-29-2013 02:46 AM

Thanks everyone. I’m a stay at home mom so involving my kids in my day to day activities is pretty usual. My daughter also is great at cooking and cleaning. My son is great at making messes and eating.

-- Danielle - www.takarawoodentreasures.com

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JoeinGa

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#14 posted 04-29-2013 11:52 AM

”My son is great at making messes and eating.”

Yep. You have now learned a valuable lesson Young Mother. That is the Grand Order Of All Things ! :-)

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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Tim

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#15 posted 05-01-2013 05:05 PM

Too funny Joe, but my daughters can go toe to toe with any boy in the making messes department and with most of them in the eating and climbing ones. They are very interested in anything I do as well, but it will be a little while with them before I can let them use many tools and ensure they retain their fingers and limbs. For now it’s other types of learning they’re ready for. No kidding they would reach up and grab the scroll saw blade.

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