I cannot believe it has been so long since I have visited my friendly LJ spot. I’ve now moved to a house in a small town in Sweden. In the basement is a room called a workshop, which has a giant plywood table in the middle, very sturdy, ...
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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 (5). Pretty new to woodworking, I mostly sew...
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Does your inspiration come from children’s books? Yesterday in the library we happened upon a book called “Castor snickrar” (Castor does carpentry) which is a child’s illustrated book about a beaver who is building a toolbo...
In which the five-year old discovers the delight of making holes in wood, and the novice doesn’t have to do very much… So, I found my tools! Amongst which is a Japanese ryobi saw, the kind that cuts on the pull stroke and has a dis...