Jason, woodworking

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Project by Jake Brain posted 12-30-2010 12:57 AM 1653 views 1 time favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve been teaching my 8 year old grandson, Jason, woodworking in recent months and he made this heart pendant and cutting board for his mother for Christmas. He learned how to use a scroll saw, hand and power plane, glued and clamped the pieces together, and sanded his little heart out.

-- Jake Brain, Florida

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#1 posted 12-30-2010 01:09 AM

Looks like Jason has an eye for beauty !!
Great job on both pieces and how lucky you both are to be working together : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#2 posted 12-30-2010 01:16 AM

Sanded his heart out – good one! Pendant – Heart – Sanding – I get it! Hah! :-)

Good job Jason – and you too Grandpa!


-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: /

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#3 posted 12-30-2010 01:28 AM

How great to spend time together in the shop. Give Jason a thumbs up for me.

-- wood crafting & classes

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#4 posted 12-30-2010 01:33 AM

What a beautiful job! A lot of promise in someone so young and lucky to have a Grandpa to teach him the ropes.

-- Terri, Rocky Mountain High Colorado!

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#5 posted 12-30-2010 02:20 AM

Very nicely done Jason and he has a great teacher. Mom must be thrilled.

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#6 posted 12-30-2010 02:22 AM

A great gift… Both the actual items made, and the time you two spent together.

I’m guessing mom cried when she opened them?

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#7 posted 12-30-2010 02:34 AM

Wow, great job Jason. My mom loved it when I made things for her, You have made your mom very proud.

-- My favorite projects were firewood bound

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#8 posted 12-30-2010 03:01 AM

Its great to see you passing on the woodworking skills to a younger generation.
This kind of stuff isn’t taught in many schools any more, and I think its a great service
for us to pass on to our youngsters the craft of woodworking.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! SteveW

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#9 posted 12-30-2010 03:04 AM

Nice looking cutting board.

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#10 posted 12-30-2010 04:01 AM

Congratulations. I bet it was a great experience and one he will never forget. Also great work on the pendent and cutting board.

-- Russ

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#11 posted 12-30-2010 04:38 AM

WAY TO GO!!!!!

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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#12 posted 12-30-2010 05:10 AM

Right on!! Looks like Jason did a fabulous job….better then many adults can do even. You must be a very good teacher. Good job Jason, and pat on the back to you :) Now that Christmas is over you must tell us….what did his mom say when she opened it??

-- Heidi :) “The only source of knowledge is experience”

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#13 posted 12-30-2010 06:10 AM

Such a great job from one so young…

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#14 posted 12-31-2010 01:48 AM

Another Lumberjock is born, watch your tools.

-- Tom D

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#15 posted 12-31-2010 02:34 AM

Grade A for Jason. Those type of gifts will always be treasured and passed down in years to come. Good to spend time with Jason as H will remember those times for the rest of his life. Guess what he will want for birthdays, Christmas, etc.

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