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Blog entry by paxorion posted 06-07-2014 10:50 PM 1113 reads 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This morning, when I ran down to the basement for something (probably laundry), my 2 year old daughter did what she always does and followed me downstairs. While I had my back turned, I heard what sounded a lot like sanding, and was worried that my daughter was up to mischief with the Craigslist dresser rehab project I left out. When I turned around, low and behold, I saw this…

Turns out, she saw a sanding sponge on the floor, picked it up, and knew what to do. She got straight to work sanding! I was so proud of her that I let her keep going for a little while so that I could snap a few photos. Eventually she found a hole (knot) and wanted to fill it. This was the best idea she could come up with…

I’ll chalk this one up to a 2 year old not knowing what epoxy is, or perhaps the difference between a pipe cleaner and a pipe clamp yet. Nevertheless, brownie points (and one happy father) for her creativity.

-- paxorion



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racerglen

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#1 posted 06-07-2014 11:08 PM

Aww, that’s..well, cute…what a good helper ;-)

-- Glen, Vernon B.C. Canada

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dbhost

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#2 posted 06-07-2014 11:11 PM

Awesome start to raising her right!

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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#3 posted 06-08-2014 12:15 AM

Thats just awesome!! I bet she was happy that she could help you in the shop.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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Monte Pittman

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#4 posted 06-08-2014 12:45 AM

Praise for her all the way. Get them involved as soon as possible.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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gfadvm

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#5 posted 06-08-2014 12:54 AM

A very impressive youngster! Congrats on raising her right and encouraging her efforts.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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Buckethead

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#6 posted 06-08-2014 12:56 AM

They just ask for a noble mission. Well done, dad!

-- Bucket, any person that spends 10k on a bicycle is guaranteed to be a $@I almost started to like you. -bhog

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#7 posted 06-08-2014 01:04 AM

My first thought is ,That’s amazing, my second thought was I hope it doesn’t have lead paint on it.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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paxorion

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#8 posted 06-08-2014 01:41 PM

a1Jim – After reading your comment, my wife and I had a freakout moment (we didn’t run a lead test). After a dash to pick up one this morning, I am happy to say that the paint is lead free. Therefore, stick with your first thought.

-- paxorion

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a1Jim

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#9 posted 06-08-2014 02:50 PM

I’m so glad it turned out well,I cringe to think of anything bad happening to your beautiful little daughter.
It’s my pleasure to only see joy in your photo and story.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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paxorion

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#10 posted 06-08-2014 02:58 PM

Us too. My wife and I spent the better part of last night trying to figure out what to do… Thankfully it wasn’t necessary.

-- paxorion

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a1Jim

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#11 posted 06-08-2014 03:08 PM

Sorry to cause you and your wife distress ,but perhaps it will have other readers check there refinishing projects for lead
before proceeding with their refinishing plans.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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paxorion

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#12 posted 06-08-2014 05:08 PM

a1Jim – No need to apologize. We’d both rather be cautious and prepared than not. And by figuring out what to do, we meant reading up about it how to verify if there was lead.

-- paxorion

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#13 posted 06-10-2014 12:26 AM

Gotta get the rugrats started early!

-- Dean

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#14 posted 06-10-2014 11:34 AM

Made my morning seeing this! With a 2 and half year old of my own at home, seeing stuff like this makes me smile like a dope. Thanks for sharing.

-- Steve. Visit my website http://www.campbellwoodworking.com

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