Some demolition and some cutting practice.

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Blog entry by mnpete posted 05-20-2012 05:24 AM 843 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Look everyone! A blog post that has nothing to do with setting up or organizing the workshop. No, I’m serious…some actual woodworking technique is displayed.

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#1 posted 05-20-2012 04:43 PM

Pete, you and Danger Boy have kindled memories of my 42 yr. old son and I in our 1st shop. At the age of 5, Scott said he thought he needed his own bench, so we built one from 4×4’s, 2×4’s a kitchen sink cutout for the top and a pegboard back to organize his tools. His quest for collecting tools soon surpassed mine and he, being built closer to the ground, found many tools in the boxes under the tables at auctions and yard sales which he proudly cleaned and displayed on “his bench”.

I can relate to the “Safety First” practice and the Knowledge of the use of hand tools 1st. Power tools will come later, as I told him, “With Great Power comes Great Responsibility” – Spiderman quote.

I am now breaking in my newest helper, David, my 4 yr. old Great-Grandson, his interest and enthusiasm are growing with each visit to the Shop.

Sharing time and experiences in the shop is a golden investment in your relationships with your children and I commend you for the patiences and understanding. – Grandpa Len

Work Safely and have Fun.

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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#2 posted 05-21-2012 04:42 AM

Thanks Grandpa Len! Things take a little longer in the shop with the boy’s “help” but I wouldn’t give back that time for anything. We’ve got another little guy that’ll be ready in just a few more years. I’m going to need more benches!

Keep breaking in those new woodworkers brother!

-- Follow my woodworking adventures in The Second Wind Workshop,

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