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Project by Mark posted 1066 days ago 941 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My daughter and I got busy in the shop once spring hit. And as I said in another thread she is only 2 1/2 and she has a dam good swing with her hammer. She has assisted me with glue and nails for these projects. The first one is our mini picket fence for our garden. For only a 6 ft fence board in cost it comes out looking worth alot more. And the second project are some flower beds that we built about a month or two ago and we have our own little seedlings growing in them. Chloe does a very good job in helping daddy water them everyday. Just to prevent weathering on these I sprayed them down with tompsons waterproofing mixed with golden mahogany stain to keep its colour. These really highlight your yard and I get many compliments on them.

-- My purpose in life: Making sawdust





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Cher

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#1 posted 1066 days ago

Hi Mark, that is what makes good Dads, spending time on things you both enjoy. That is a beautiful project and the lovely flowers are the bonus. You keep up being a good Dad, your children will always have wonderful memories of their childhood.

Thanks for sharing this lovely family time Mark

-- When you know better you do better.

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jockmike2

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#2 posted 1066 days ago

Very cute, hope my wife don’t see this.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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grizzman

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#3 posted 1066 days ago

i ditto what cher said…wonderful mark…this is the kind of think i love to see dads doing with there young children, she will love and remember her mom and dad for all of these great projects…and to her they will be wonderful memories…love the flowers too…what a cute girl you have…i always wanted a daughter when i had my children, but it turned out to be all boys…so enjoy having a sweet girl who hugs on you…grizz

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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Time2beupinAZ

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#4 posted 1066 days ago

Very nice and what a wonderful time spending with your daughter. Mine used to have fun with me when she was younger to. Built a few things together then she turned into a teenager. Well shop time with the daughter went to sleep time for her. But I did get her back in the shop recently to help build some Adirondack chairs recently and she really enjoyed the time. So did I. So enjoy while you can and hopefully she will enjoy time in your shop for many years to come.

-- Tim - I usally measure twice after I cut......then I know for sure that I cut it short.....

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Mark

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#5 posted 1066 days ago

Thanks alot everyone…. And ya I soak up as much time with my daughter in my shop as possible. I hope she doesn’t get into the phase where when i say shop time and she thinks the mall. lol . I can’t wait for my boy to get his time in too. I love having a daughter for sure. You’re definately missing out grizz. I bet you were looking forward to playing dress up with her :P

-- My purpose in life: Making sawdust

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Mark

1787 posts in 1776 days


#6 posted 1066 days ago

Keep the wife OUT mike! lol She’ll make you work in your shop! lol

-- My purpose in life: Making sawdust

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Mark

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#7 posted 1066 days ago

Cher….I love being a dad due to the fact that I miss all the fun things I did with my dad. I wanna make it just as good for her if not better! I don’t understand 90% of younger fathers nowadays who just bail out on their wife n kids. That shows a very degrading cowardness about them. I’d be nothing without my father

-- My purpose in life: Making sawdust

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grizzman

6470 posts in 1805 days


#8 posted 1066 days ago

now now mark im trying to quit the dress up , dont tempt me now…or ill come up there and we will both go out styling for the night down main street…of coarse i would get to wear red…you would have to go pink for sure…..lol…see what ya have gone and did now…lol….....you nut…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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Mark

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#9 posted 1066 days ago

lmao…grizz, i’ll match you up anytime now don’t get me started….my wife has some pretty kinky stuff you know….I’m sure you would like it too!

-- My purpose in life: Making sawdust

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Moron

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#10 posted 1066 days ago

woodworking and gardening

we need each other

if only to even exist

in other words, its impossible to have one without the other : )

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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Mark

1787 posts in 1776 days


#11 posted 1065 days ago

i suppose so eh? i never thought about it that way

-- My purpose in life: Making sawdust

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Grumpy

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#12 posted 1065 days ago

Nice job

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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