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Project by kiefer posted 07-26-2015 04:22 AM 1814 views 4 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We have couple of Grandkids for a few days and have to keep them busy so I thought a little time in the shop would be good to spend with them .
Here is a flower made from wood that MOMO my Granddaughter and I made today .
We started with shaping a block of white aspen to a leaves shape with the band saw and sander and then clamped it in the vise and took of shavings .

This way of doing it saved us cutting each leaf with scissors and also gave us a much nicer edge on the leaf .

Just a tray with heated fine sand on the burner

We followed this with some sand shading and gave some colour to the leaves .

Now a soaking in water to soften the leaves .

Now dry the leaves for a bit and start assembling using a piece of masking tape as a base and CA glue to glue each petal to the next .


Next we made a little round center piece to finish the flower using a small pull saw making some cross cuts and sanding it to shape and gluing it in place . To finish a couple coated of lacquer .

Fun little project and a happy little girl and some good time in the shop with her .

Klaus and MOMO

-- Kiefer https://www.youtube.com/user/woodkiefer1/videos





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#1 posted 07-26-2015 04:41 AM

Klaus,

Your going from box guy to Ikibana. LOL! Looks llike a happy little girl. Should be with a grad dad like you to make special things for her.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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kiefer

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#2 posted 07-26-2015 04:46 AM

You bet Tom these are the best of times and the smiles are the biggest thanks .
Tomorrow it’s the boys turn and we have a special project already planned .

KLAUS

-- Kiefer https://www.youtube.com/user/woodkiefer1/videos

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#3 posted 07-26-2015 05:03 AM

From the look in the picture, your gran daughter is happy with the results. The smile will be her thanks that will stay in your heart for a long time. This must be some of the best shop time ever Klaus. Can’t wait to see what you make with your grand son.

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

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#4 posted 07-26-2015 05:08 AM

Thanks Dave and you are absolutely right about that smile .
Tomorrows project is a little more involving but has to be done with speed as that boy is always in a hurry to see the finished project which is too bad and I always tell him good work takes good time .

Klaus

-- Kiefer https://www.youtube.com/user/woodkiefer1/videos

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#5 posted 07-26-2015 05:19 AM

Good luck tomorrow. Just make him believe you’re going fast. I just became a grandpa 2 months ago today. Last week I carried my grandson to the shop to show him my helper, CHIPS. For some reason, he started to cry. haha. Looking forward to share time in the shop some day with him.

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

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#6 posted 07-26-2015 05:23 AM

Congrats Dave and way to go start them early . My kids always say saw dust made us and everything else grow big around our place .LOL

Klaus

-- Kiefer https://www.youtube.com/user/woodkiefer1/videos

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#7 posted 07-26-2015 05:50 AM

When this smiling Momo will be seventy or even older she can still remember that she has made a flower with her grandad when see was young.
Also nice to see how you made it.

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

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#8 posted 07-26-2015 05:53 AM

Those are the memories that will last forever with both of you. Sure makes me miss our 5 Grandkids that live on the Mainland.

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#9 posted 07-26-2015 09:34 AM

Very nice project.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#10 posted 07-26-2015 11:23 AM

We’ll done Klaus. It’s always nice to please the grandkids.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#11 posted 07-26-2015 11:29 AM

Beautiful … and the flower, too!

Memories and time spent with GrandDad in his shop … PRICELESS !

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

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#12 posted 07-26-2015 11:33 AM

Great! Project Klaus, Your smiling granddaughter will cherish this for a lifetime!

-- Nick, Virginia, http://www.etsy.com/shop/NONICKSWOOD

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#13 posted 07-26-2015 12:46 PM

That is just really nice. Not much else needs to be said.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#14 posted 07-26-2015 02:17 PM

Times that will be cherish always, not only by you but by your grandchildren as well. I bet you granddaughter will be showing the flower to her grandchild someday and telling how she and granddad made it. Well done.

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#15 posted 07-26-2015 03:35 PM

Beautiful memories you’re making, Klaus!

-- God bless, Candy

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