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#1 posted 04-10-2011 03:25 AM
Go J C, alright. William ask him if he would like to join LJs and post his project. I don’t know what kind of monster that might create. But the thought just ran though my head. One of the first things I carved was
Show that to him.Your project is coming along great. And I think your staring session produced the right answer. Its coming right along. You might be right. You are in the 16’th day. You might just go over the time period Your wife and I guessed. That means you are just having fun and giving those boys some attention. Go ahead Dad, its your job.
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#2 posted 04-10-2011 03:57 AM
I don’t let him on the internet just yet. When he starts I’ll let him join if he wants. I know most kids these days are surfing the net by the time they’re in first grade. I make mine hold off a while longer though. Let them learn to play and be kids right now. I made the mistake once of getting them a computer type game (playstation something I think). They became so engrossed in that game that they no longer wanted to play outside. The game had to go. I think it’s good for kids (of all ages) to enjoy the outdoors, and basically learn to do things without all the modern conveniences. My family and I do a lot of outdoors activities. That reminds me, here’s two of the older ones. We had a drainage problem in the back yard a few week ago. They went out back to try and clear it up for me. They didn’t want me to get out there and slip. The whole things eventually though turned into a mud fight.
#3 posted 04-10-2011 04:09 AM
I just stopped him on his way to bed for him to see your carved crosses. His eyes lit up. I have to admit I’ve been a neglectful parent. He has the reading material you gave him and the chisels that I got him. I haven’t taken the time to get him started yet though. I have promised him as soon as I finish this big project I’ll sit down with him and get him started. When I say, get him started, this is what I mean. With them being so young, before they start any new wood working skill, we sit down, talk, demonstrate, whatever it takes. I make sure they understand all safety issues, use of safery equipment, potential risks, and what to do if they are unsure of anything (STOP!). I find sometimes that extreme demonstrations work well. When I caught the youngins throwing wood once, I demonstrated a potential situation to them. I made them stand right outside the shop door looking in. I put on a full face shield, apron, gloves, stood back, and threw a small piece of wood into a running table saw blade. I know this seems extreme, but these are small children. After seeing what that table saw turn that piece of wood into a projectile, they no longer throw wood in the shop.
#4 posted 04-10-2011 04:18 AM
Children today are to caught up in electronics. They will never learn how to solve a problem other than pushing the button on a controller or keyboard. They need to be outside living and learning. Or maybe in the shop with dad;)Thinking of this subject I spend to much time on the internet. There are so many boards to be planed.
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