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Blog entry by clieb91 posted 05-03-2012 11:10 PM 1445 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

As some of you know my daughter has always been welcome in my shop for the past few years. She really does enjoy her woodworking. My wife and I always encourage her to try new thing and learn what it is she like the best. Whatever we do we try to get her involved from woodworking to cooking.

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My wife has done pottery off and on since before we met, she just recently found a class to work with that has everything she needs including a kiln. Here are few of the things she made a number of years ago…
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Pottery is one of the reasons that she likes to work on my lathe and is looking forward to turning a bowl in the not too distant future. She tells me the lathe is like pottery in reverse you are taking away wood from a spinning thing instead of adding clay to a spinning thing.

Anywho, recently she brought home some extra clay and helped my daughter build her first pieces. We then took a trip to the class and my daughter got to dip (color) all of her pieces and they came home last night.

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She was very excited about the whole process and is looking forward to making more. The class will start again at the end of the summer and my wife is looking forward to it. Here are a few pics of her latest…
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So one more hobby that my daughter has tried and is excited about. She will also start working with mommy in the sewing room in about a year or so (around 6 or 7). Sorry there is no actual woodworking here but I am proud of my daughter and also my wife and just wanted to share. I also want to encourage anyone out there to just encourage the child in their life and let them jump into something and try it out. The schools are cutting back on these things and they will need to learn it elsewhere.

Thanks All.

CtL

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



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GrandpaLen

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#1 posted 05-04-2012 12:57 AM

There is no more valuable time than ‘Family Together Time’, you will never regret it, nor will your children.

Work Safely and have Fun. – 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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gfadvm

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#2 posted 05-04-2012 01:31 AM

Those times are priceless. Enjoy them while you can.

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

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#3 posted 05-04-2012 02:02 AM

The Future…......Our children!
Spend the time with them. Nuture them! Teach them!
Their rewards will continur thru-out life.
Your rewards will be much greater.
Ira,
aka: Dad
aka: Granddad
aka: neighbor
aka: firend
aka: woodworker
aka: Mentor

-- Rustfever, Central California

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#4 posted 05-04-2012 02:17 AM

Hopefully my little girl takes an interest in the things I do. Gotta get her out of diapers first.

-- Brian Timmons - http://www.BigTWoodworks.com

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#5 posted 05-04-2012 06:50 AM

I must say, you have an adorable daughter. And the first pieces she made are awesome. Way to go little girl.
canvas photo printing

-- Adam Watson

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#6 posted 05-04-2012 07:01 AM

absolutely wonderful

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#7 posted 05-04-2012 01:46 PM

how old is your daughter when she was turning the pens? I am looking to get my daughter in my shop. I turn pens but right now she is four turns five next month. I like her enthusiasm into stuff( meaning your daughter)

-- Got Wood?

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clieb91

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#8 posted 05-04-2012 09:00 PM

Thank you all for the responses.

@Brian- get her started with you as soon as you can and even before she can be in the shop with you make some magic for her so she sees how cool it might be to work with you. Sophia has been coming to me since she was about 3 and asking if I could make her this or that since I had a shop. They can be the most basic things. My favorite was a TV for her doll house, I literally cut a scrap block of wood draw a screen on it and attached a sticker. She still uses it.

@Joe- Sophia has been in my shop since she was just a bit more then 3 for basic projects. She turned her first pen at a Turn for the Troops event when she was 4. I sent ya a PM with a little bit more information.

CtL

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

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