|Project by Dan Lyke||posted 05-07-2011 07:00 PM||1974 views||3 times favorited||11 comments|
The nephews (3 and 5) came to visit last week. When they arrived, after a loooooong car drive, the first question was “do you have any toys?”. Of course the answer was “yes”, but they’re mostly big boy toys. However, big boy toys are useful for making little boy toys.
The 5 year old handled the drill press, the hand drill and the milling machine (with a bunch of supervision), we had to give the 3 year old a little help with the screwdriver, and both were pretty good with the pull saw, but by the time they left we had toys.
I was also extremely happy to discover that Michael’s, the craft store, carries wooden wheels, ‘cause the hole saw was getting a serious smoke inducing workout cutting wheels.
And ever so hard was all of those nice hard wood scraps and hearing “Mommy can paint these, she’s good at that”. She is indeed an excellent artist, but…
And, of course, without a finish, half of the parts were covered in yoghurt and washed off before the visit complete
-- Dan Lyke, Petaluma California, http://www.flutterby.net/User:DanLyke