This was the question that my daughter asked me on the way to dinner last night. I tried to explain the central pivot point and she kind of got it, but since most teeter totters or see-saws today are nice and kid friendly (unlike those ones some of us grew up with) and use a large spring in the middle instead. We decided we would make one in order for her to use it for her doll house. This by no means is fine woodworking, but it was a great time having her help me in the shop today.
With a few small scraps and some dabs of glue we made a nice small teeter totter. While the glue was drying she decided she wanted to work on her nail banging skills.
She did a good job and was even happier when she was allowed to use a few clamps to hold everything in place. I could not resist recording her practice.
A great Father’s Day :) Oh and I was also able to complete another project this morning but since it is a birthday gift for July it will have to remain a secret project for a little bit longer. I already have materials laid out for another gift that needs to be started this week and picked up supplies for at least one more. July is shaping up to be a very busy month. Oh well should be fun.
Hope all you dads had a good Father’s Day and to everyone have some fun in the shop this week.
-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."