I asked my daughter today if she wanted to learn a few woodworking skills and of course being one of dad’s best helpers, she quickly accepted my offer. I thought she could make the letter T, which is our last name, out of some 4/4, 2in maple i had been using on my cabinets. She could hang it on her wall at her mother’s house.
I helped her with some fundamental skills, like letting dad do the cutting on the table saw. She did however chose the legnth and it turned out pretty good. She did the domino jointing with the Festool domino machine and then glued the domino and let it dry whilst we ate deer meat hot dogs. Then she sanded it smooth with 180 grit with the Festool Rotex. She was pretty happy with the result and even sanded off some of dad’s burn marks from the table saw (its maple, what else will it do but burn?) Then I eased the edges off on the router table on the end grains then showed her how to use the router table carefully and even guided it with her.
Who really cares about all this-I taught my kid some woodworking!!!
She hung the T on her wall as soon as she got to her mother’s!