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Project by prospector45 posted 11-29-2014 03:07 PM 2201 views 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Woodworking Projects. The name of those items we build, Projects. The projects test our skills as we endeavor to be the best we can. Sometimes, we are fortunate to build more than projects, we get the opportunity to build relationships. At the age of 5 my grandson wanted to “build something”. Started off with scraps of wood glued together to make a “battleship”, then we progressed to “swords”, and then a “sabre”. He is into pirates. At the age of 7, we started to use a brad nailer. Now that was cool as it made noise and attached things. I positioned the nailer, he pulled the trigger. Special times together in the workshop. We nailed things for couple of years, until I had to drill a hole for one of the items. Now, he became enamored with the drill press. This years comment, “lets build something” was followed by the making the scarf hangers for mom and sister. Making projects and bonding with ones grandson, it’s the BEST.





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#1 posted 11-29-2014 03:28 PM

Great fun building things with your grandchildren. Enjoy!

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#2 posted 11-29-2014 04:10 PM

Out standing! Well done grampa.

-- Mark

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#3 posted 11-29-2014 04:42 PM

I agree wholeheartedly, time with the grandchildren makes an ageing man’s day, and a day in the shop teaching them is a wonderful lifetime memory for both of you. Enjoy this time while you can, for before too long, he will gain new interests that will consume his time.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#4 posted 11-29-2014 05:49 PM

very nice projects and very nice story…..please keep us posted

-- EPJ,Calif

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#5 posted 11-29-2014 07:53 PM

Awesome job how fun!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#6 posted 11-29-2014 10:11 PM

grandpa has a full of heart…life is beautiful,isnt it?

-- bambi

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#7 posted 11-30-2014 12:36 AM

So many things like this I remember spending time with my Grandfather.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#8 posted 11-30-2014 01:59 AM

Way to go grandpa! ;-)

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#9 posted 11-30-2014 02:22 AM

You sir are blesses and a blessing.
Dave

-- the stone rejected by the builders will become the capstone

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#10 posted 11-30-2014 03:47 AM

Love the story and hope to follow in your footsteps someday soon….

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

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#11 posted 11-30-2014 04:14 AM

Great time are always had with our grandkids in the shop. I keep an old wooden box full of cut offs for any kids that happen by. We call it the “IMAGINATION BOX”

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#12 posted 11-30-2014 09:27 AM

I love woodworking but the way you are doing it is of a higher level which I have not yet reached. I enjoyed reading your story.

-- My englisch is bad but how is your dutch?

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#13 posted 11-30-2014 11:43 AM

And if the Grand / Great Grand kids are not local with today’s smart phones/pads you can watch him/her play with the things you sent via the magical brown truck. And even talk with them while they’re doing it. Way to go grandpa.

-- DonB

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#14 posted 11-30-2014 12:59 PM

Great to see grandpa investing in his grand like this.

One observation: get the young man some safety glasses before the next shop project.

-- The more I work with wood the more I recognize only God can make something as beautiful as a tree. I hope my humble attempts at this craft do justice by His masterpiece. -- Tim

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