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Project by Mauricio posted 96 days ago 906 views 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was our project from last weekend.

We glued together some pine scraps on Saturday morning, turned them into light sabers by the afternoon.

The kids had fun on the lathe, with my help of course. A couple of their friends want one now, I may have to make a few for the next birthday parties.

Cant wait to see these in action on a piñata!

So far they have only busted their knuckles a few times.

I highly recommend this project to anyone with kids, it was a great time.

Thanks for looking!

Mauricio

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch





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ToddJB

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#1 posted 96 days ago

The force is strong with them… good job getting the kiddos into the shop.

-- I came - I sawed - I over-built

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BTimmons

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#2 posted 96 days ago

As a life long die hard Star Wars fan, I can only say, great work. Looks like fun for everyone.

-- Brian Timmons, Big T Woodworks - https://www.etsy.com/shop/BigTWW - http://vimeo.com/98821147

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chrisstef

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#3 posted 96 days ago

Love it Maur. Id love to see the boys wailing on one another with those.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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kiefer

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#4 posted 96 days ago

That’s the way go about it and get them in the shop ,build them what they want and like.
I like to see them get involved with the tools and not just stand around and get bored .
Great going DAD .

-- Kiefer 松

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Mauricio

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#5 posted 96 days ago

Thanks for the comments guys!

Brian, thanks for the seal of approval. The kids haven’t even seen the movie yet, they go crazy enough just playing Angry Birds Star Wars.

Stref, I think the little one has gotten tired of getting getting his knuckles smacked, havent seen him pic one up in a while.

Kiefer, yeah, thats the idea, get at them with what they like. Get the creative juices flowing, show them that the possibilities are endless for them to make whatever they want.

Thanks again fellas.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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Brit

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#6 posted 95 days ago

That looks like it was a lot of fun. You can’t buy those moments. Make the most of them.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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Don W

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#7 posted 95 days ago

Way to go…....

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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swirt

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#8 posted 95 days ago

That’s great! Now I have to introduce my 5yr old to Star Wars just so we can do this project. Well done.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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clieb91

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#9 posted 95 days ago

Great project to get them excited. The possibilities are endless for what they can make.

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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#10 posted 95 days ago

Awesome time with the kids. Time you will both cherish.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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luv2learn

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#11 posted 94 days ago

I think it is great that you and the boys are getting some shop time together. those memories will last forever.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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Operaman

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#12 posted 93 days ago

What a fantastic project my friend…makes me more anxious for Foster to be a little older and hang with Dad in the shop!

-- Cheers!

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Mauricio

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#13 posted 92 days ago

Thanks for all the great comments guys, hope to see some more light sabers on lumberjocks in the future!

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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