My first project

  • Advertise with us
Project by Tilt posted 08-22-2007 12:52 AM 1853 views 2 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch
My first project
My first project No picture No picture No picture No picture No picture
Zoom Pictures

We had picked up the phone and it was my oldest son. I wondered what he meant when I answered and he said “Hey grandpa”....well….

I built this for soon to be granddaughter. Thats what started all this “sawdust making”. So this is the 1st piece I did.

-- My dad was an electrician, but my fathers a carpenter.

13 comments so far

View Bill's profile


2579 posts in 4190 days

#1 posted 08-22-2007 12:57 AM

Congrats Tilt. I am sure they love the gift.

-- Bill, Turlock California,

View MsDebbieP's profile


18615 posts in 4189 days

#2 posted 08-22-2007 12:59 AM

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaw :)
How exciting, Grandpa!!

This is adorable.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

View Jeff's profile


91 posts in 3976 days

#3 posted 08-22-2007 01:01 AM

That is one lucky grandchild good job, you have a talent.

-- Jeff B.

View Tilt's profile


48 posts in 4125 days

#4 posted 08-22-2007 01:07 AM

thanks all, I should have noted that was a few years ago…..the oldest is 7 and the youngest is 3 now. I will post the latest of what my wife and I did for Christmas. Emma, the oldest, also did her first project this year. She and I built a bird house.

Thanks again guys….your too kind….

-- My dad was an electrician, but my fathers a carpenter.

View Russel's profile


2199 posts in 3967 days

#5 posted 08-22-2007 01:10 AM

That is very cool. I think grandkids are the best excuse for making stuff.

-- Working at Woodworking

View Ray Lepagnol's profile

Ray Lepagnol

34 posts in 4089 days

#6 posted 08-22-2007 02:31 AM


-- The only thing better than being Daddy is being Grandpa

View Max's profile


56000 posts in 4301 days

#7 posted 08-22-2007 02:50 AM

Its nice to have such a wonderful reason to build such a project. It is very nice….

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

View Bob Babcock's profile

Bob Babcock

1809 posts in 4114 days

#8 posted 08-22-2007 04:54 AM

Very nice….I like the lines.

-- Bob

View Karson's profile


35126 posts in 4429 days

#9 posted 08-22-2007 05:04 AM

Great looking rocking horse. It’s nice being forced to build something – “Hey Grandpa”!!

-- 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 †

View Robb's profile


660 posts in 3962 days

#10 posted 08-22-2007 12:08 PM

Beautiful work! I really like the stock you selected for the head. Looking forward to seeing more of your work.

-- Robb

View TreeBones's profile


1827 posts in 4052 days

#11 posted 08-22-2007 05:07 PM

There is nothing like the satisfaction of making a toy or furniture for kids. This will be cherished for a long time. Great first project. I hope to see more.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service

View jockmike2's profile


10635 posts in 4275 days

#12 posted 08-23-2007 12:29 AM

I made a little box for my grandson and I’ll never forget the twinkle in his eye when he said thanks grandpa. Nice project. She’ll always remember and maybe pass it on. jockmike

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

View Lee A. Jesberger's profile

Lee A. Jesberger

6859 posts in 4008 days

#13 posted 08-23-2007 06:55 AM

Nice work Grandpa!


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics