LumberJocks

I finnally got one of these suckers married off!

  • Advertise with us
Blog entry by lilredweldingrod posted 04-01-2011 06:25 PM 1313 reads 0 times favorited 55 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Yeh, I know, It is not wood related, but I’m happy that I finally got a son married.lol Now the wood relation….When he finishes the Marine gig they plan on settling in the Myrtle Beach Va area. Myrtle is wood. Now how can I make woodworkers out of their brats with them 3000 miles away.
Any and all suggestions will help.



55 comments so far

View Roger Clark aka Rex's profile

Roger Clark aka Rex

6940 posts in 2895 days


#1 posted 04-01-2011 06:38 PM

Use Skype and a webcam at each end and have free video calls. Also if you have a pocket video camera – like a “Flip” camera and make workshop videos and email them. You could also setup a IP “security” camera which can live feed video from your shop. All these suggestions are NOT expensive, but you must have a decent Internet service.
Webcam – from $12 up
Skype program – Free

Flip type camera – From $60

IP security camera – from $50

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

View lilredweldingrod's profile

lilredweldingrod

2495 posts in 2567 days


#2 posted 04-01-2011 06:42 PM

Roger, thanks for the info. But that does not allow for my spoiling the little buggers. lol That has to be hands on. lol

View patron's profile

patron

13535 posts in 2801 days


#3 posted 04-01-2011 06:49 PM

you could have just asked dad
up until it is a son married

i’d have taken one of your daughters
just to have the chance to come next door
and eat

how about a nursery monitor
you could keep an eye on the grandkids
from home
and call the parents if something comes up

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

View stefang's profile

stefang

15512 posts in 2794 days


#4 posted 04-01-2011 07:01 PM

Well Rand for once a question is asked that I have an answer to. Just send the grandkids some amazing woodworking gifts made by yourself. If you do that they will surely want to see how you make such stuff when they visit you, and then you can get them hooked. Don’t expect immediate results though. I had the idea of woodworking lurking in the back of my mind until I turned 56 and finally did something about it. Others are smarter and start earlier, so there is hope.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

View jack1's profile

jack1

2057 posts in 3487 days


#5 posted 04-01-2011 08:01 PM

I agree with stefang. Also, a baby cradle is a good first gift. I made one for each of my children when they had their first (first and only so far…). Check out my projects for a couple of ideas. The plans are available online. I also make toys out of oak scraps that I send up to them. They live in WA i live in CA. Good luck.

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

View Elizabeth's profile

Elizabeth

814 posts in 2604 days


#6 posted 04-01-2011 08:21 PM

When they’re about 5 or 6 start inviting them over for the summers, and do woodworking projects with them that they can take home at the end of the summer and play with.

View Div's profile

Div

1653 posts in 2400 days


#7 posted 04-01-2011 09:51 PM

Hey Rand, just go east young man! You can leave the desert and the ratlle snakes behind….:^)

-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."

View BarbS's profile

BarbS

2434 posts in 3546 days


#8 posted 04-01-2011 10:42 PM

You Can make an impression from a distance. My eldest grand daughter one day announced, “My grandma is Cool. She makes things, out of Wood.”

-- http://barbsid.blogspot.com/

View lilredweldingrod's profile

lilredweldingrod

2495 posts in 2567 days


#9 posted 04-01-2011 11:02 PM

Thanks for the advice. I’ve been told that there will be no kids for at least 3-4 years. Maybe if I beg, cry and be a big enough nuisance to convince them to move closer. lol Who knows…
Div, I don’t think I can give up my rattlesnakes. Not these flying rats some call pigeons, I can do without.lol

View rsladdwoodworks's profile

rsladdwoodworks

311 posts in 2629 days


#10 posted 04-01-2011 11:35 PM

what you make for them of wood will stared to get him in the wood working thing

-- Robert Laddusaw and no I am not smarter then a fifth grader ( and no I canot spell so if it is a problem don't read it ))

View rivergirl's profile

rivergirl

3201 posts in 2299 days


#11 posted 04-02-2011 02:02 AM

Head to the beach Grandpa. Head to the beach. :)

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

View lilredweldingrod's profile

lilredweldingrod

2495 posts in 2567 days


#12 posted 04-02-2011 02:30 AM

If I can get them dropped off voluntarily, can I claim possession when mom and dad come after them?

View Dave's profile

Dave

11405 posts in 2300 days


#13 posted 04-02-2011 02:47 AM

Hey start here.

He or she will have to spend one month with Grandpaw every summer. Or as Rivergirl says you go there. With a bag of tools to go. Start them chip carving with soap. You can glue it and paint it. Balsa wood toys. Wooden puzzles.
When the child is born plant an exotic tree. Cut it down together when it matures and make an heirloom project together;)

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

View lilredweldingrod's profile

lilredweldingrod

2495 posts in 2567 days


#14 posted 04-02-2011 04:00 AM

Dave, I’ll give you $.50 cash on the barrel head. As handsome as he is, I might even go up to $1.75. lol

NEWS FLASH!! They’re and old married couple of seven hours!!! On the beach at Kaneohe, Oahu, HI On their way to Roy’s on Waikiki Beach! First dinner as a married couple. Yea haa

Is it to soon to expect grand kids? lol

View patron's profile

patron

13535 posts in 2801 days


#15 posted 04-02-2011 04:02 AM

probably still a couple of months away yet LOL

who want to waddle into a honeymoon

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

showing 1 through 15 of 55 comments

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com