3rd Grade Christmas Gifts

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Project by clieb91 posted 12-21-2014 05:34 PM 1393 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

As some of you know my daughter was bitten by the turning bug when she was 4 and made a pen at a “Turn for the Troops Event”. She has since then made a lanyard pen for each of her teachers each year at school. This year was no different and she did a great job. We actually were able to do 4 of these after school a week or so ago and finished the 5th one the next morning. The 3 blue ones are pretty close to her school colors and the ones she normally does for all of her teachers so far. This year however two of her teachers are big time Steelers fans so they each got a special pen. She is doing a great job at the lathe and learning each time, I am looking forward to working with her this year even more in the shop not just at the lathe and will plan to document it really, I will.

Hope you all have a great holiday no matter what it is you are celebrating.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#1 posted 12-21-2014 06:05 PM

Super job, young lady. Thanks for posting. I’m so glad you two can share quality time together.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343

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#2 posted 12-21-2014 06:26 PM

glad to see wood turning being taught to the younger generations. nice job by the way

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#3 posted 12-21-2014 09:22 PM

She is a inspiration to all of us showing that we can do it if we try. Those are really cool looking.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#4 posted 12-21-2014 10:55 PM

hi nothing like spending time with your daughter
in the shop its never to early to learn how to learn
how to work the lath it is one of the safes toils to
play with in the shop

nice turning little lady


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#5 posted 12-22-2014 01:37 AM

Great job and some might fine turning.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#6 posted 12-22-2014 08:13 PM

That’s an amazing kid you’ve got there!

-- Brian Timmons -

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#7 posted 12-22-2014 10:25 PM

Thanks All!! I love the time spent with her and so glad to see that she still has an interest. I hope that it will continue for many years to come.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#8 posted 12-23-2014 04:33 AM

Well done, I am sure she is pleased with the outcome

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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

Looks like you’ve got quite the woodworker there! And she’s doing a GREAT job!

Merry Christmas to you and yours!

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

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#10 posted 05-10-2016 03:23 AM

More pics gone.

-- Rick M,

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