Son's first shelves

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My teenage son is not really into woodworking (yet) but I would like him to learn to use some tools and know that he can do things for himself. I needed a small shelf to put my woodworking books and mags on in the garage/shop. I thought this would be perfect for him to learn a little bit. He did most of the cutting, the measuring, nailing, and glueing. It is made from plywood and trimmed with pine. It came out square and very useful.

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#1 posted 924 days ago

Very nicely done! And I’m sure the time you shared together is even more special. I still relish the time I spent with my two grown sons in the workshop. We still enjoy time together when they come to visit.

-- Dave; Lansing, Kansas

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#2 posted 924 days ago

Very nice work.

Nice to see the safety glasses on the young man as well!!!

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#3 posted 924 days ago

Good job .Thumbs up to your son.

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 923 days ago

Nice job…..your a dam lucky dad indeed. Thanks for sharing!

-- "Make something you love tomorrow...and do it slowly" JLB

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#5 posted 923 days ago

good job first….

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#6 posted 923 days ago

In this day and age, it’s good to see someone being an actual DAD! Teaching the skills neccessary to be successful in life. To many people today have children and just don’t invest the time (or just care enough) to be a true parent. I’ll bet you both get more from this experience than just a bookshelf and woodworking skills.
Great job, both of you.

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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#7 posted 923 days ago

he looks proud of it him looks great

-- may not always be right,but,never in doubt.

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#8 posted 923 days ago

very cool, and the shelves look great. My 8 year old son is now starting to spend more and more time with me in the shop and it’s a pretty neat experience. Even if they don’t take a huge interest in woodworking, it’s still great to give your son’s a good skills set with power tools. It could save them a lot of money some day when they own their own homes.

-- It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit. - Harry S. Truman

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#9 posted 923 days ago

Great job!! So good to see a young person learning to do something with their hands and tools and having their dad involved.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#10 posted 923 days ago

i ‘m older and just started and made some shelf for the same reason but they came out so out of square was afraid to use but these are some fine shelfs. learning to get it square is a lesson that will last a long time

-- Jesus is ok with me

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#11 posted 923 days ago

I would say that he has saw dust in his blood….He won’t be able to stop now…great job

-- To realize our true destiny, we must be guided not by a myth from our past, but by a vision of our future

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#12 posted 922 days ago

Very nice job! Keep it up!

I second the notion that it’s nice to see someone being a dad! Always nice to see dad and son working together.

-- Gary - Carson City, NV - "Every man looks upon his wood pile with a sort of affection." — Henry David Thoreau

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