|Project by Airframer||posted 07-26-2014 04:27 PM||1316 views||0 times favorited||14 comments|
Nothing really special in looks and difficulty but probably the most special project I have made to date.
My 14 month old little man has been running into the shop with me every day for the last week so today we decided it was time for him to make some tools for him to “use” while out there.
He “helped” build this little man sized mallet out of some cut offs laying around. His favorite part was helping me cut it to size (he held the saw handle while I moved it around lol.. biggest smile I have ever seen on his face!) and he also “Helped” chop the mortise for the handle (see last pic.. he got a couple good whacks in on it).
We are waiting on his nap time to end so we can finish this with some olive oil and start banging things with it.
Used a stamp kit to add his name so daddy doesn’t get confused who owns what tools (don’t you hate it when people use your tools without asking?)
Thanks for looking. Like I said nothing special but couldn’t wait to share the result of some very quality time out in the shop.
Edit – The young craftsman has woken up and we finally got some olive oil (it is still chewable) on it and added a hang string just like daddies. He has also already started working at his “workbench” with it lol.
-- Eric - "I'm getting proficient with these hand jobbers. - BigRedKnothead"