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Blog entry by lazyfiremaninTN posted 2176 days ago 2521 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My time with the kids is limited due to divorces and work, but I think that I have instilled the passion for wood working in them. When they come to my house, it seems that the first questions are “when are we going to the garage and what are we gonna build”. I usually let them decide what to build.

My daughter (6) got to digging thru the scrap bin and she was hit with inspiration, she wanted to build a boat. After helping her build 2 scrap boats, she insisted on painting them herself.


what a ham, just like her old man.

My son, Ian (TennesseeFan—-a jock) did a couple of projects under my watchful eyes.

A squirel feeder to take back to his mom’s (they have squirels there)

A bird house for my wife Barbie (Pinkhandcuffgirl—-a jockette), his step-mom.

All in all, a great week.

-- Adrian ..... The 11th Commandment...."Thou Shalt Not Buy A Wobble Dado"



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Greg Wurst

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#1 posted 2176 days ago

Nice! When my son gets a bit older I hope to introduce him to woodworking. He’s only 2, but he’s already a little engineer and likes to figure-out how everything works.

-- You're a unique and special person, just like everyone else.

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tennesseefan

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#2 posted 2176 days ago

thanks dad

-- Can't is not a word

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Jimboe

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#3 posted 2176 days ago

Adrian

thanks for the post . Im going thru a seperation and possible divorse .I hope i can do the same with my 2 year old when she gets older ….

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PurpLev

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#4 posted 2176 days ago

awesome,
it’s great that you can share, and interact with your kids in your shop!

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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darryl

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#5 posted 2175 days ago

thanks for sharing.
My two younger girls are also always interested in helpnig me build stuff and I’ve been curious what other jocks are doing with their young ones.

I think I’m going to help them make a couple of bird feeders like tennessefan did.

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SPalm

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#6 posted 2175 days ago

My three sons could care less about building things, but my daughter loves it.

Keep contact with them as much as possible. It is the little things in life that you remember, and make it so special. I am on vacation with all of them right now at the lake and talking about this (they are in their twenties). They admit that they don’t really like to build things, but love me all the same.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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trifern

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#7 posted 2175 days ago

Great post Adrian.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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