I sure hope that I started some thing here

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Project by Gatorjim posted 11-01-2014 11:23 PM 2260 views 3 times favorited 29 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My granddaughter likes to hang out in my shop when she’s over. So I got her her own hammer, tape measure and safety glasses. Today we made a tool box for her to keep her tools in. Grandma tossed in some hair ties. I asked her if she wanted to paint it she no grandpa I like it the way it is.

-- My theroy in wood working will be. If I'm not enjoying doing it i won't do it.

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#1 posted 11-01-2014 11:45 PM

Judging from that smile on her face, you did a good job Grandpa !
Good way to bring the next generation up loving woodworking as much as we do.
Nice work !

-- Eric, central Florida / Utor praemia operibus duris

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#2 posted 11-02-2014 01:14 AM

Life is good! I hope this one makes the Daily Three!

-- Tim P. Calhoun GA. If traffic is passing you on the right, YOU ARE IN THE WRONG DAMN LANE.

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#3 posted 11-02-2014 01:27 AM

Good job, grandpa.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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#4 posted 11-02-2014 01:34 AM

Great project for a “great” granddaughter.

Love the smile.

Keep up the good work!

Be Careful!


-- Herb, Florida - Here's why I close most messages with "Be Careful!"

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#5 posted 11-02-2014 01:35 AM

As a father of two girls, one a TomBoy, and grandfather of one. I can tell you from experience, the answer is an unequivocal YES!!!! Keep on keepin’ on.

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#6 posted 11-02-2014 02:00 AM

Thats great my daughter likes to help me too.
Were did you find the small safety glasses all I could find for my daughter was googles

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#7 posted 11-02-2014 04:04 AM

That is awesome, and makes me smile. You never know where her new found skills in woodworking will take her. My daughter grew up around my wood shop, and about a year ago, my then 16 year old daughter started her own woodworking company, and has done extremely well with it. Your Grand daughter might do the same thing, or more. We never know what their future holds. Im really happy for the both of yall.

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#8 posted 11-02-2014 04:10 AM

Just thought I might also mention that spending time cultivating her interest in wood has the benefit of unintended consequences with me. It gave me the opportunity to teach here how to measure and calculate things at a very young age that she later carried with her into grade school because she could relate that which the teacher was teaching to what she had done with me building things. Just passing on some experience of a father.

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#9 posted 11-02-2014 05:59 AM

Easy to reply here on this project….
Only one word needed,


-- Regards Robert

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#10 posted 11-02-2014 07:53 AM

I sure hope that I started some thing here.

LOOK AT HER FACE, and you know!


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#11 posted 11-02-2014 01:16 PM

That is absolutely adorable!

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#12 posted 11-02-2014 02:59 PM

Thanks every one. I see more dust making in the future with her.
Rattler I got them on amazon I searched for youth safety glasses. The one I got said it was glasses Safety Girl SC-282 Polycarbonate Navigator Safety Glasses, Clear Lens, Pink Frame

-- My theroy in wood working will be. If I'm not enjoying doing it i won't do it.

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#13 posted 11-02-2014 03:08 PM

That’s great nothing could be more fun.What a little doll your granddaughter is,it’s so cool she wants to be in the shop with her grandpa in the shop.

-- wood crafting & classes

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#14 posted 11-02-2014 03:20 PM

Yeah, I agree. You DID start something here. Good on you G’pa!

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#15 posted 11-02-2014 04:20 PM

What a cool Granpa you are!
I’m preparing some anarchist-style toolboxes for my 5 grandkids, aged 4 to 9.
I’ll add the basic tools, heck I’ve got plenty of tools to spare.
Whether the woodworking bug catches on with any of ‘em, who knows?

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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