Passing it on #1: Me and the kid part 1

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Blog entry by Bob #2 posted 11-11-2007 02:51 AM 958 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Had my grandson over today and we made a pencil holder and started Moms foot stool.
Unfortunately SAS (Short Attention Span) took over and we shipped the boy over to Grandma for swimming lessons.
We were hoping for Mot and his Kids but croup took its toll on the fun.


p.s carved a bowl after they left. <g>

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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#1 posted 11-11-2007 02:56 AM

Pretty awesome, Bob! It sounds like a action packed day!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#2 posted 11-11-2007 02:56 AM

Good start on a woodworkers life.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#3 posted 11-11-2007 03:04 AM


-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#4 posted 11-11-2007 04:46 AM

I can’t wait to get my grandkids in the shop.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#5 posted 11-11-2007 05:44 AM

Sometimes I wish I had kids to pass this stuff onto. Have any of you seen Charles Neil’s youtube video on introducing kids to woodworking. It gets you thinking. I’m not sure how to post the link – but if you can find Charles you can find the Youtube video.

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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#6 posted 11-11-2007 05:45 AM

Betsy , you don’t have to get one of your own, borrow a neighbours.
They are just as much fun and you don’t have to wash em.


-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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#7 posted 11-11-2007 07:11 PM

Way Cool!!! I’m looking forward to when my grandkids are old enough to do this. And your comment to Betsy is right on. If you don’t have your own, grab one off the street. Kids need productive activities and good mentors. Sounds like a job for a LumberJock.

-- Working at Woodworking

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#8 posted 11-12-2007 05:27 AM

I had my granddaughter help unload a trailer loaad of material on Friday. I could have let the kid I hired go home and will next time. she’s 14 and kinda horsey. I asked her which she wanted to learn first , wood or leather. She replied, ” Dirt bikes!. I said, crap or something of the nature.
From the brand that beaver came from the famous Maple Leaf Ranch.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#9 posted 11-12-2007 07:30 AM

Collectively we must find ways to drag them out of the malls and away from the TV.
The kids are brainwashed clones of humans today.

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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