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Project by icemanhank posted 03-31-2015 11:41 PM 1231 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have started taking my 3 year old grandson to woodworking with me and he absolutely loves it.

It kind of curtails any projects that I have on the go as he takes some looking after but it is so great to see him doing things with his hands. He even got to sound the horn for lunch!

Here is his first project (with some help of course)

The last pic is on the way home with pops (me) in the car from woodworking, totally tuckered out.

-- "These are my principles. And if you don't like them, I have others." ... Cheers, David from Sydney Australia

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#1 posted 04-01-2015 01:46 AM

Good work pops. ;) Nothing beats time in the shop with kids.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#2 posted 04-01-2015 01:57 AM

Sweet box!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#3 posted 04-01-2015 09:09 AM

Teaching him woodworking and saving! Way to go, Pops! Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#4 posted 04-01-2015 07:19 PM

Good job on the project with the Grandson , Just don’t work him so hard the next time. :)
I love it when my grandkids want to help on a project (usualy a DIY of some kind at my Daughters house) but they are old enough that they don’t take quite as much looking after but I still do a lot of it.

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#5 posted 04-01-2015 07:49 PM

thats really awesome. my boy will be 3 this month. hope to get him out in the shop with me soon!

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#6 posted 04-02-2015 02:21 PM

Love that last picture, that’s a happy tired grandson after a wonderful day!
Lovely project he made, he is a real woodworker.
Lucky to have a grandfather like you.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#7 posted 04-02-2015 06:52 PM

What’s more important than enjoying your Grandson – and a fine looking Grandson he is. Enjoy yourself, Grandpa.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#8 posted 04-06-2015 12:04 AM

Great story and project. Well done and thanks for sharing !

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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