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Project by Dutchy posted 02-22-2018 04:25 PM 736 views 0 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My neighbours daughter like to make things from the left over wood out of my trash. From time to time she visit me in my shop. I do the saw and glue activities, but see is the builder and likes to make it according here fantasy. I like making models but working with this lady from six years old gives also a lot of pleasure.

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#1 posted 02-22-2018 04:39 PM

this is a very wonderful story …. a Childs smile is a beautiful thing ….GREAT JOB :<))


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#2 posted 02-22-2018 04:50 PM

6 Yr old minds work in strange and refreshing ways.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#3 posted 02-22-2018 05:02 PM

She just may be the Moezart of wood.

-- Bud Baker

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#4 posted 02-22-2018 06:05 PM

Kids color outside the lines.
There was a test of this idea I saw and have since tried several times. Take a clean piece of paper. Draw a rectangle in the middle and give it to a child under 5 and tell them to finish the drawing. About 80+ % of the time they will draw outside the box. Do the same thing to an adult and they will almost always draw inside the box.

My kids and grand kids always enjoyed playing with the pieces of wood in the scrap box. My dog even comes into the shop to steal scraps to take outside and chew on. What I don’t know is how she knows the scraps from the more usable pieces I save.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#5 posted 02-22-2018 06:51 PM

There is something special when a child wants to spend time in your shop. It’s a place where they can let their imaginations run wild. Great story!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#6 posted 02-22-2018 07:19 PM

Beautiful story and I like her style. “What box?”

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#7 posted 02-22-2018 08:20 PM

I think that she is very creative and has a lot of imagination. Have fun in the shop and may you always be happy in your work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#8 posted 02-22-2018 10:12 PM

Great first project post for her!!!
The first reminds me of the factory I worked in many years ago.
The last looks like a circle making jig. LOL

-- Learn More About Making Wooden Models. An Index Of My Model making Blogs.

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#9 posted 02-22-2018 10:32 PM

Great === GREAT======G+R+E+A+T!

Just keep encouraging her wonderful imagination. That is how inventions happen! Not from the people that can NOT color outside the lines!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#10 posted 02-22-2018 11:19 PM

That is a neat build… You should make an ACAD drawing and put it up for sale… just don’t forget to charge her royalties… no one appreciates a 6 year old millionaire…

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#11 posted 02-22-2018 11:28 PM

Very Nice & Well Done!

-- Carrying Anger is like Swallowing Poison and waiting for the Other Person to Die!

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#12 posted 02-23-2018 12:15 AM

Lots of talent there.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#13 posted 02-23-2018 12:23 AM

Absolutely great, and in my opinion sure does beat playing with an IPAD or Commputer.

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#14 posted 02-23-2018 02:06 AM

What a great opportunity for both of you! Her to lift your spirits with her exuberance for creativity and you get to share your love of woodworking with the next generation! Fascinating work…

-- Mike, A Yooper with a drawl,

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#15 posted 02-23-2018 08:05 AM

Thanks all for your support. I think the young lady will be glad with a daily TOP 3.


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