Ice cream sandwich

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Project by Andrew posted 09-05-2011 05:05 PM 1918 views 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So it has been a while since my daughter would come out and hang with me in the workshop (garage). This weekend, I was lucky. She likes to use my scraps in creative ways. She saw this I-beam looking cutoff from a bent lamination chair I am making and decided it would make a cool ice cream sandwich. She was right, She also made a sign, with her name, and painted the letters. I cut them out on the band saw, and she did the rest. I try to use a lot of hand tools when she is around, so she doesn’t get the idea that power tools are the only way to do things, they also improve my skills. We had a lot of fun, she also drilled the little holes for the sandwich using the drill press. It was a good weekend with a lovely 13 year old girl. I am really just posting this, cause I am proud of what she did, and to capture and share the time I had with her. To her, this was probably just another weekend, but to me it was a special time to share, and enjoy.

-- Even a broken clock is right twice a day, unless, it moves at half speed like ....-As the Saw Turns

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#1 posted 09-05-2011 06:41 PM

Great job Kristen ! Your sign and ice cream sandwich are very imaginative and pretty ! Best wishes . Here is another site that may have some cool things for you and Dad to check out , if you haven’t already, I really enjoy it…..Women in Woodworking .

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#2 posted 09-05-2011 07:06 PM

Great Job Kristen! My daughter who is 11 soon to be twelve likes to help me too…
Nice work! keep it up! thanks for sharing.

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#3 posted 09-05-2011 07:47 PM

It looks really nice and definitely had to be a fun project since you were woeking with your daughter.
However…that ice creamsandwich has to be rough on the teeth …

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#4 posted 09-05-2011 10:19 PM

Great projects Kristen !!! I like the color scheme on your sign and your ice cream sandwich is very clever.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#5 posted 09-05-2011 10:33 PM

OK, That’s it. I’m hungry now….

(Stumbling off to the fridge.)

I know there are some Klondike bars in here somewhere….


-- I'm not old. Just "well seasoned".

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#6 posted 09-05-2011 10:45 PM

Has it started melting yet? Great job young Lady!!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#7 posted 09-05-2011 11:32 PM

I’m happy for you. Sounds like a great time. I have 2 daughters and treasure all the time i get to spend with them. Expecially when it’s shop time. My oldest (5) make me promise to teach her how to use the Bandsaw.

Thanks for sharing you work.

-- Anthony

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#8 posted 09-05-2011 11:54 PM

Time well spent. Cool looking work on the sign.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#9 posted 09-06-2011 12:46 AM

Great work Kristen, Nothing is better time spent in the shop than doing a project with your kids.

-- Michael Mills, North Carolina,

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#10 posted 09-06-2011 12:46 AM

Good job Kristen! Enjoy those times Dad!

-- Jeff,

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#11 posted 09-06-2011 01:57 AM

Andrew, you’re a lucky man.

-- Carl, Iowa

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#12 posted 09-06-2011 04:08 AM

Hope she remains interested for a long time to come

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#13 posted 09-06-2011 10:17 AM


-- -Tim

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#14 posted 09-08-2011 10:45 PM

Nice Job Kristen! I abosutely love ice cream sandwiches. They are one of my food groups!!!!!

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