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grandson learning to use hand tools—only power tool used was a bandsaw to rough out the bat—the rest was done with a hand plane—wood rasps—-sand paper —Leif is 9 years old—-grandpa did helpsome—stick my chest out
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#1 posted 04-23-2011 08:51 PM
That’s awesome. it turned out so well!
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#2 posted 04-23-2011 09:39 PM
Time to buy a lathe and teach the youngster/and yourself possibly how to turn a bat.It’s less work more fun .However it’s great to see a young lad get into making woodchips have fun laddie. Alistair
-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease
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#3 posted 04-23-2011 11:10 PM
It’s great to see a kid of his age doing this instead of playing video games. Congrats Gramps and his parents for some good upbringing.Very nice project/bat also Lief. You’ve done an awesome job. I’m not even that good with a plane! :)
-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net
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#4 posted 04-23-2011 11:23 PM
he has done a great job on that bat.It will be something he will treasure and remember forever.
It is great to pass on the skills to another generation, I cant wait until mine is old enough.
You can tell him that it is a lot better than my first project. Mines was a yucky dolls house for my wee sister, now a bat would have been miles better.
-- 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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#5 posted 04-23-2011 11:48 PM
Alas, I am unable to produce an heir. 3 daughters…... This is the kind of stuff that I miss out on. I wouldn’t have it any other way, but I can’t help wishing I had a son around to share hobbies with. My hope lies in a grandson someday. :)
#6 posted 04-23-2011 11:59 PM
Todd girls are great woodworkers.In fact my best students have been lassies
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