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Project by Innovator posted 08-02-2009 06:33 AM 2940 views 1 time favorited 31 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was away on business for a few days and when I got home last evening this was on my table. My 12 year old daughter had made a set of bedroom furniture from cardboard.

She helps me in my shop all of the time. She tells people “She is Daddy’s little helper”. She loves to create things from music to art and now cardboard furniture. She has made some of her own projects with me in my shop.

I think I may have a future woodworker here :)

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!





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#1 posted 08-02-2009 06:39 AM

she is daughter of innovator

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#2 posted 08-02-2009 06:40 AM

I never looked at it that way.

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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#3 posted 08-02-2009 07:10 AM

I know you will….but encourage the living daylights out of your daughter! Excellent….she has dreams and they need to see lights of day.

-- /\/\/\ BarryW /\/\/\ Stay so busy you don't have time to die.

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#4 posted 08-02-2009 07:13 AM

Thanks Barry, I have been and will continue to do that. I told her that I was listing this on LJ and her face lit up with a huge smile.

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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#5 posted 08-02-2009 08:31 AM

Looks like she will go somewhere in the years ahead. My son was writing computer programs to play a game online when the WWW first started. I told him he didn’t need to have our computer running all night. I thought it would wear it out and they were pretty spendy back then. One of the programmers I knew on one of my jobs told me there were very few people who could write programs to interact with other computers. When I got home that night, I told my son to go ahead and write programs to beat the other computer. When all the IT people were out of work during the dot-com-bust, he had interviewers tell him they didn’t know what to ask him next at interviews. He ask why is that? Because they had never had anyone answer so many of their technical questions before. Needless to say, if he could get an interview, he had a job. You just never know where these kids talents will lead them?? ;-))

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

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#6 posted 08-02-2009 12:21 PM

this is a great project. Love all the details included.

She is definitely an artist and a designer. It will be exciting to watch her talents develop and to see where it leads her.
I bet she’d love to spend a day with an architect or home designer or … or … or :)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#7 posted 08-02-2009 03:22 PM

I think the two of you better get started on her new bedroom set. :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#8 posted 08-02-2009 04:22 PM

Thanks all, I showed her this thread and she was smiling from ear to ear when she read the comments.

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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#9 posted 08-02-2009 04:27 PM

All great things start with a plan. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#10 posted 08-02-2009 04:30 PM

Thanks Tom, my wife tells me that my daughter spent hours over the details of her project. She doesnt need expensive toys just give her a cardboard box from Amazon and she is in her glory.

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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#11 posted 08-02-2009 05:41 PM

My daughter, although much older than yours, is more interested in my work than my son. You have a very creative young lady there. Maybe you’re right. It sure looks like she’s headed in that direction.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#12 posted 08-02-2009 06:20 PM

Wow all that tallent and she even had time to clean her room and make her bed. My daughter is almost 3 and she loves being in the shop with me. So far she helps spread glue with her finger and we were practicing driving screws with an impact driver and she help sweep up. But she doesn’t clean her room. You are going to have a lot fun with her in the future.

-- I didn't go to college, I was too busy learning stuff - Ted Nugent

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#13 posted 08-02-2009 07:32 PM

Mike isnt it great to have our children so interested in what we do!

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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#14 posted 08-02-2009 07:34 PM

Tom I remember my youngest (who is now 15) when she was 3 I have a picture of her helping me paint my shop walls after I had just sheetrocked them. Since then she still helps out but my 12 year old has taken a real liking to woodworking and brought her own creativity to it.

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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#15 posted 08-03-2009 05:56 PM

Hee hee so cool, next tongue drums she’ll have em made before you know it..

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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