In this series I document stuff that is ground-level woodworking, but since I know nothing about what I am doing I feel like a GENIUS when I accomplish these basic things. (Or as my dad always says, “Even a blind pig finds an acorn once in a...
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Location: since Jan 2013 - Karlstad, Sweden
I'm an academic and mother with two young children. I love to make things. (My husband is kind of opposite - making things besides food stresses him out). Mostly I sew and my Wordpress blog is full of sewing projects. However, a few years back I took a woodworking class and now my little daughter (5) has some little tools of her own and we are starting to build things together. I am using hand tools nearly exclusively for a few reasons: 1) safety for my kids; 2) lack of space; 3) like them better - don't like the noise of power tools.
I know I will need a lot of help and advice, and I look forward to showing what we make and hearing comments from others! I'm also looking forward to seeing how others work with their children.
-- Building stuff with my daughter (6). Pretty new to woodworking, I mostly sew...
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I may have previously mentioned that I don’t actually know anything about woodworking. I have these two benches, but not much idea what to do with them. Children’s books to the rescue! In Sweden apparently hand-tool based woodworkin...
Our demolition is complete and our two workbenches are installed back to back in the workshop space, thanks to two strong friends who came to visit and were immediately pressed into service. We now have five vices (one with the screw cut of...
So we are demolishing the old plywood table in the workshop where the previous owner of the house had kept a lot of machines. We are a child-safe hand-tool affair here so I don’t anticipate the need. Here you see my daughter unscrewing som...
In the new house we have a whole basement room for a workshop! And we have two workbenches (one came with the house in an attic, one I scored at a second-hand shop)! But the difficulty is, we can’t put the workbenches in the workshop becau...