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Project by OldKranky posted 772 days ago 1162 views 3 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My 9 year old grandson built this Ana White’s “Super Easy but a Little Tricky Ladder Table Plan” .

This project that has taken a couple of months to complete due to visit timing and when they are the ones doing all the work you have to take your time and explain each step to them so they won’t get hurt plus their attention span can sometimes be a little short.

He got to use all the cool tools….the Table Saw, Chop Saw, Sander, Pocket hole jig, Drill Press, Thickness Planer, Pin Nailer and clamps. (all with proper safety gear and supervision I might add)

He still has to paint it yet when the weather gets warmer.

We had a lot of fun doing this and he is already thinking of other things we can do together. THAT’S WHAT MAKES IT ALL WORTH IT!!

Oh Ya we used pallet wood for this project too.

-- Better looking at it than for it....

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#1 posted 772 days ago

Excellent Job! It’s great to see the young ones taking up the tools.

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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#2 posted 772 days ago

Nice job !

-- --- Measure twice, mis-cut, start over, repeat ---

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#3 posted 772 days ago

Tell him for us he did a nice job

-- Lizardhead---Yeah but it's a dry heat--Tempe, Az

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#4 posted 772 days ago

Nice project O.K.!
And good job passing on your shop smarts!

-- Three Rules of Work: Out of clutter find simplicity; From discord find harmony; In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity. Albert Einstein

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#5 posted 772 days ago

Grandkids are a blessing aren’t they? Why can’t kids be as much fun as grandkids?

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#6 posted 772 days ago

That’s great, time spent in the shop with the little ones his worth every minute. Great use of Pallet wood, currently that’s all I’m using.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#7 posted 772 days ago

Bet that was fun. My grandson is more anxious for me to finish my shop than I am LOL.

-- Bob Egbert AKA Sandhill

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#8 posted 772 days ago

It’s always fun spending quality time with Grand kids, especially in the shop. Looks like he’s done an awesome job

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#9 posted 772 days ago

Looks like your Grandson did a great job on that tricky ladder table. And I think the Grandfather is building a new Lumberjock’s woodworker!

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#10 posted 771 days ago

Looks like your Grandson did a great job, can’t tell that it is made from pallet wood , or you got some real good pallets in your area.

gfadvm , you know how to get even with your Kids for all the trouble they gave you. SPOIL the Grand kids and send them home.

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#11 posted 771 days ago

Nice project, I you know is proud of your grandson!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#12 posted 771 days ago

Nine years old, he done a great job, and with Grandpas help,he’ll be our future master woodworker. Richard ,the best way to get even with your kids,besides spoiling the grand kids,give them chocolate and Mountian Dew be for you take them home.

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#13 posted 770 days ago

Thank You All for your comments I have shared them with my grandson and he thinks you guys are cool.
Have a Great Weekend!! (in the shop hopefully)

-- Better looking at it than for it....

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#14 posted 770 days ago

Pass on congrats to the young one on a fine job

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#15 posted 751 days ago

These are the posts, with the kids taking over the shop!!
Thanks for the post.

-- rhykenologist and plant grower

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