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Fashioned by My Grandson Aidan (7 Years Old) and myself for his Mom’s Birthday

She was Very Happy. (Tears Happy) First thing Aidan has ever built from Wood. Oak Drawer Pulls for the Handles.

Good Idea: That’s a Small Rare Earth Magnet, Flush with the Top Holding the Cheese Knife.

I LOVE Those Things!! ...LOL..

Rick

-- COMMON SENSE Is Like Deodorant. The People Who need It Most, Never Use It.





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Roger Clark aka Rex

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#1 posted 1568 days ago

Rick,
I really do like the Cheese Tray. It is a simple but elegant design and looks good too.

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#2 posted 1568 days ago

Nice work, good tale. REminds me of one of my grandkids. My daughter said he couldn’t count to 100 and she had to go to talk to the school. Couldn’t count to 100? He could count to 100 by 2’s or 3’s when he was 3. Makes you wonder what they do to kids in school?????

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

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OutPutter

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#3 posted 1568 days ago

How can this not be appropriate? You gave credit to the artist as you should. You told the story well. It had a happy ending. There was no kissing involved (that we know of). Perfect if you ask me.

-- Jim

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JimArnoldChess

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#4 posted 1568 days ago

Good story, Rick. He’s lucky to have a grandfather that has patience and cares. AND you’re mentoring a future LJ’er too!

CHeeres,

Jim

-- http://www.etsy.com/shop/JimArnoldsChessSets

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Joanne

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#5 posted 1568 days ago

Looks like a great addition to any kitchen, you got to work with your grandson, he learned how much better it is to make a gift than to buy one and he was exposed to the joys of woodworking. Sounds like a perfect project to post on this site. Great job!

-- Joanne, New York, www.creationhollow.com

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ianlee74

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#6 posted 1567 days ago

Thanks, Rick. I just had my own “tear of joy”. I especially love the projects posted here that have a good story to go with them.

-- Ian, Tennessee

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Yekrub

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#7 posted 1567 days ago

GREAT idea with the magnet to hold the knife. I will have to update our store bought cheese tray to include that. My wife would be pleased. Great project and story as well.

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BarbS

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#8 posted 1567 days ago

Rick, I don’t know any LJ who would consider these inspirational projects inappropriate to post. This last weekend I helped my 14-yr. old foster grandson make a Roman sword and spear for 7th grade class, and he balked at using machinery he was afraid of. I said “Yes, you can,” and helped him out. He learned a lot, and was proud. These things do more for the soul of a child than we all realize. SO glad to hear your grandson got off the Ridalin… nasty stuff and over-prescribed, in my opinion. Yay for the cheese tray!

-- http://barbsid.blogspot.com/

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NedB

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#9 posted 1567 days ago

Loud applause. Way to go Aidan & Grandpa Rick!

-- Ned - 2B1ASK1 http://nedswoodshop.blogspot.com

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Rick

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#10 posted 1567 days ago

Thank You ALL for the Very Considerate & Meaningfull Comments.

Children are VERY important. When we depart our Earthly Bonds. They are the only True Legacy that we leave behind.

“You are the Bows from which Your Children as Living Arrows are sent Forth.
The Archer bends you with His Might that His Arrows may go Swift and Far.
Let Your bending in the Archer’s hand be for Gladness;
For even as He Loves the Arrow that flies, so He Loves also the Bow that is Stable.” “Kahlil Gibran” From ”The Prophet”.

-- COMMON SENSE Is Like Deodorant. The People Who need It Most, Never Use It.

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Dennisgrosen

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#11 posted 1564 days ago

if this not a propiate woodproject I don´t know what is
thank´s for sharing it and the story rick

Dennis

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TTW

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#12 posted 1563 days ago

VERY inspiring post, Rick. Beautiful project as well. As an inexperienced parent of a 10 and 6 year old I find myself trying too hard to teach my kids while they’re woodworking with me…your story was a good reminder to slow down and let my kids be kids.

-- "The measure of a true craftsman is how good a job you do, but also, how much you learn from your mistakes." -Stolen from that guy, copied from another, and inspired by life.

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Rick

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#13 posted 1563 days ago

YEP! That’s good Chris. Another way of saying it might be “Simply let them do, in the Woodshop, what THEY would like to do, with proper Gentle Supervision and always Safety in mind.”

To you or me 2 pieces of 1×4 Pine, Nailed, Glued, Screwed, With Holes In It, Crooked, Painted 2 or 3 Colours might look like a lot of nothing. Dollars to Donuts says they take it to Bed with them and it’s gonna be at the next “Show & Tell” at School. ;-}

Rick

-- COMMON SENSE Is Like Deodorant. The People Who need It Most, Never Use It.

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MrMeasureTwice

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#14 posted 918 days ago

Just poking around and saw this posting – AWESOME story behind the cheese board. A school for gifted children! So sad that the “system” throws drugs and pathetically horrible diagnosis` around like it’s nothing. I am so happy for Aidan, especially now that he is being treated with the respect that he should get as a gifted child.

I was a total spaz in school, but my 1st grade teacher noticed I was a focused spaz, so she had me evaluated for a program then called MGM, Mentally Gifted Minors. Yep, I was mental! That was when the word mental was not offensive and it was what it was.

Now, I am a 48 year old spaz, still, and my son was also flagged for the new version of MGM, called GATE.

Both of us were extremely fortunate that we were not thrown into the system.

GO AIDAN!!!

-- -- Jim “Mr. Measure Twice” Marchetti -- http://www.mrmeasuretwice.com/

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