Robins first woodworking project

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Project by tdv posted 02-20-2011 07:44 PM 1896 views 0 times favorited 30 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Strictly speaking this is not my project it’s my grandsons (he’s 11 years old.) It’s Robins first real project a mug tree for his Mum. The base is a piece of Sapele The Pillar is Cherry & the hangers are simply 1/4” ramin dowel. He used my planes to square up the pillar & did a fine job.I did the circular saw & moulding work (he’s too precious) but he watched & saw how it was done. He however did do the drilling & even turned the tenon on the bottom of the pillar to insert into the base all in all I’m proud of him, and his Mum loves it. My youngest son made one for his first project when he was about 9 years old & we still use it proudly. I told him I would post it on lumberjocks & I think he would like to see your comments. Thanks for looking

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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#1 posted 02-20-2011 07:52 PM

Congratulations Robin! You did a great job.

It is nice to see youngsters getting into this art. It takes a special kid, with the right attitude towards patience, to realize how fun and rewarding woodworking is. When a kid can hold their creation in their hands and say they did it, that is such a confidence booster for them.

Looking forward to seeing the next one Robin!!!

-- Don, Diamond Lake Custom Woodworks - - "If you make something idiot proof, all they do is make a better idiot"

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#2 posted 02-20-2011 07:53 PM

Looks better than my first project. Great job Robin.

-- There's no such thing as mistakes, just design changes.

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#3 posted 02-20-2011 07:55 PM

Now you’ve gone and done it, Trevor. You’ve created another one of us. Now you’ll be forever sharing your tools! :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#4 posted 02-20-2011 07:56 PM

By the way, Robin, excellent work. Tell your grandfather to teach you all about power tool safety so you’ll be ready to use them yourself soon enough.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#5 posted 02-20-2011 08:05 PM

Fine work, Robin!! And fun too, I’ll bet! There aren’t many young men your age who can point to something as nice and say, “I made that.” Your Mom will still be using that holder many years from now and she will smile every time she sees it.

-- 73, Bob

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#6 posted 02-20-2011 08:08 PM

great job Robin very well done

-- Custom furniture

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#7 posted 02-20-2011 08:08 PM

Yo Robin, good job.

That looks really nice. The pegs are at the correct angle, and they match too.
Looks sturdy from here.

Hope you had fun, so that you may try another project soon.

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#8 posted 02-20-2011 08:10 PM

Keep it up. You’re off to a great start.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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#9 posted 02-20-2011 08:10 PM

That is so-o-o-o cool!! Did he sand it and everything!? -how wonderful!!

-- ~christine @ used2btrees

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#10 posted 02-20-2011 08:23 PM

well done robin

patience and safety
get them right
and you will go far

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#11 posted 02-20-2011 08:31 PM

excellent job young man! And way to go, Trevor… Hook ‘em young is what I always say.

-- Adventure? Heh! Excitement? Heh! A Woodworker craves not these things!

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#12 posted 02-20-2011 09:00 PM

Great Job Robin

Look forward to your next project


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#13 posted 02-20-2011 09:05 PM

Wauuu Robin that is one cool cup hanger!
I think it’s good if you keep a eye on your grandfather he needs some help… lol.
How did you drill those holes so straight in angel Robin, did you use a jig?
Really impressed here in Copenhagen Denmark.
Best thoughts to both of you,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#14 posted 02-20-2011 09:10 PM

Way to go Robin! Beautiful mug tree! And Trevor, you can go in have Momma sew you shirt buttons back on. Special time and adventure that will be a great memory for many years to come. Rand

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#15 posted 02-20-2011 09:19 PM

Very neat project, Robin. and a very useful one. You are never too young to join the Lumberjock family, too.
Come on aboard!!!!!!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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