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Project by WhiskeyWaters posted 1850 days ago 1552 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

About a month ago now, my wife and I welcomed home our new house-guest. We locked him into a sweetheart 18-yr lease: food, clothes and roof provided free-of-charge & taxi service included. He’s just sticking around for eighteen years, at which point, if we did our job right, he’ll move out for the most expensive years of his life, not call and then return 4-6 years later.

I love kids…

Anyways – I can’t use power tools if the baby sleeps. Baby sleeps all the time. Therefore…two small hand tool projects. Got to practice some skills. The child’s painting was bought at a auction of children’s art befitting my workplace. I built the frame.

-- make it safe & keep the rubber side down.

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#1 posted 1850 days ago

Good projects

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 1850 days ago

hey dad , congradtulations to you and the mom !
i like your new adjustment to the noise ,
pretty soon though ,you will go to the shop toget away from the kid making more noise than you do !
i like the candle holder , but maybe some tin or brass plates at hobby lobby under the candles , just in case ?
and i like the tapered frame .
well done !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#3 posted 1850 days ago

Very nicely done. And, don’t count on that 18 year lease, I think with inflation those leases are going about 22 years these days.

-- Working at Woodworking

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#4 posted 1850 days ago

Congrats Dad,

Just remember patience is a virtue, and you were once their age. Nice projects

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#5 posted 1850 days ago

Nice projects out of simple material.

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#6 posted 1850 days ago

Congrats and Good Luck!
I like the candle holder idea! Simple and cool. I have a mantle, an old rough piece of Douglas Fir and my new jointer/planer—and that looks like a perfect project for them!

PS make some noise now and get the baby used to it. We did and both my kids could sleep in the shop now! They’ll sleep thru anything!

-- Chris

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#7 posted 1850 days ago

Good show & congrats. I agree with Chris on the noise.

-- Dudley Young USN Retired. Sebastian, Fl.

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