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Project by NoLongerHere posted 09-12-2014 05:07 PM 1835 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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My neighbor, Alan got this swing from his brother in law for free,
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The only problem was, it had a broken 1×6 top railing with hearts cut out.
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He asked if I could help him make a new one.
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I said, Sure, I can help you. .... But, does that mean You want to make it in my shop with my tools?

or, do you want Me to make it while you watch? ........ Either way is fine with me.

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”Wait, You mean … I can use the tools? ........ I’ve never used a router before.”
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If you want ….. It’s easy and, it’s kinda fun …. Here, give it a try.

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”Ok…. I’ll give it a go.

(he’s from South Africa and has a Gordon Ramsey accent! Ha!)

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But wait just a moment …. I’ll be right back.”

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”OK, kiddies, gather around now!

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.... Daddy’s going to use the Power Tools! ..... Watch carefully,

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Oops! .... Sorry about the dust, lovey!”

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It was dusty and loud and scary! ... and the kids loved it! ....Ha!

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Looks like we may have a fine brood of future woodworkers in the making.

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... and, Daddy’s got a new hobby to share with his kiddies.
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Hey, what are neighbors for? ... It’s all good.

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tyvekboy

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#1 posted 09-12-2014 05:57 PM

What a great neighbor. What a great way of getting someone hooked on woodworking.

The only thing I couldnʻt tell in the picture of him using the router is if he had safety glass on.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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woodshaver (Tony)

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#2 posted 09-12-2014 06:23 PM

Neighbors can be nice, helpful or someone to run from. I have had experience with all three. Looks like you have a great neighbor there. Treat him well. Nice work guys!Love the hearts!
But please teach everyone to put on those safety glasses when using any power tools, they may save your eyesight someday!
Cheers! TC

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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NoLongerHere

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#3 posted 09-12-2014 06:32 PM

He was just posing for the picture …. yes, he had safety glasses while working.
no the kids weren’t in any danger, yes, I had safety glasses on, yes, I supervised and made him sign a disclamer for accidents and wear a hard hat and ear protection and steel toed shoes and a safety harness in case he falls towards router and put up a danger zone yellow police tape to keep everyone back and made all of them wear safety glasses and ear protection and fire suits and gas masks because cedar is flammable and a known carcinogen and causes lung cancer and cedar closet liner smelling hair.

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patron

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#4 posted 09-12-2014 07:59 PM

well done guys

do you have meteor insurance mark
seems you covered everything else

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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Matt

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#5 posted 09-12-2014 08:06 PM

Perhaps while they were looking at his eyes they could’ve looked an inch downward and noticed not a single speck of sawdust and the edges were already rounded… Nice response, reedwood! This project is really simple, but I like that you posted it because it shows the value of being neighborly and sharing your talents and lessons with people who appreciate it… despite your apparent flagrant disregard of eye protection, lol!

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Mr M's Woodshop

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#6 posted 09-12-2014 09:40 PM

Fabulous, just fabulous.

-- Henry Mowry, Santa Clarita, CA, http://www.MowryJournal.com

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b2rtch

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#7 posted 11-18-2014 04:56 PM

Very nice story and thank you for helping your neighbor

-- Bert

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