|Project by Schwieb||posted 12-24-2010 03:13 PM||2530 views||3 times favorited||15 comments|
My wonderful sweet daughter Laura was home for a visit for a few days this week. This is always a good time for me. She has the rich heritage of a family that likes to make things as gifts for special people. While she has not had the exposure to actually doing much woodworking. She does know how much I love it and is not afraid to try. She has her own toolbox and has accomplished many home repairs on her own. I always told her that it was a good idea for her to know her way around doing these sorts of things. She is a strong and independent young woman and I’m very proud of her.
We decided to try to make some Christmas ornaments. One to be a special gift for her Godchild. We came up with 3 different shapes taken from an old woodworking magazine I had. We didn’t quite get the last details finished before we had to leave for the airport, the paint last coat of paint was still drying as we drove in the car and before she could pack them in her luggage.
She had never turned anything on a lathe, so we worked together, with a little coaching and some demonstrating from Dad, we came out with 3 cute little ornaments that she painted and decorated by her own design, and added a small brass screweye. Her smile says it all for me. I think I will refine the templates we used and make several for gifts for Christmas next year.
Merry Christmas to all my LJ friends around the world!!
-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.