Their First Woodworking Show

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Blog entry by Patrick Jaromin posted 12-12-2010 06:10 AM 1241 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The annual woodworking show is this town weekend and I was determined to stop in to pick up some basic supplies that I can’t typically find locally in bulk. I thought it might be fun to bring the older two kids along. This turned out to be a great idea as the show ended up being more about them!

The main attraction for the kids were the booths from the local clubs and associations. The Fox Valley woodworkers and DuPage Woodworkers club members paid extra attention to them, one giving them small handmade puzzles. Others went out of their way to welcome them and treat them to friendly smiles and intriguing projects. A member of Chicagoland Scrollers took the prize by giving out some wonderful little wooden toys the kids played with for the entire hour long ride back home.

Looking at some intricate carvings

We even met Santa Claus at the show! He was kind enough to give out some candy and write down their Christmas wish lists!

Everyone Knows Santa is a Woodworker!

What a great way to spend a cold and rainy December day! Hopefully they’ll want to come back with me next year!

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-- Patrick, Chicago, IL

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#1 posted 12-12-2010 08:22 AM

Looks like they had a great time Patrick. I think they will make a nice pair of shop helpers.

-- Ray , Florence Alabama

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#2 posted 12-12-2010 02:27 PM

Sounds like you had a good time, Hopefully you instilled a woodworking bug :)

-- Proverbs Ch:3 vs 5,6,7 Trust in the lord with all thine heart and lean not unto your own understanding but in all your ways aknowledge him and he shall direct your path

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#3 posted 12-12-2010 04:35 PM

That’s some good stuff and good memories….

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#4 posted 12-12-2010 09:55 PM

Great stuff Pat, there growing up so fast best project to date…BC

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#5 posted 12-12-2010 10:48 PM

Two nice looking kids there Patrick. It looks like they had a great time & dad as well.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#6 posted 12-13-2010 01:31 AM

Thanks, all! Yeah, they’re definitely my best project so far!

-- Patrick, Chicago, IL

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