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Walnut Duck-First Ever Project

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Completed in 1973. This walnut duck was my first ever woodworking project. It was the standard project for seventh-grade shop class. I dropped it somewhere in the building process and broke part of the tail. I filed it to a new shape…so much for an “A.” I’ve dropped and “modified” may other pieces and parts since then…

-- Mark, Minnesota





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 679 days ago

sometimes it’s fun visiting projects from years gone by. Looks great.

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#2 posted 678 days ago

I also made a pair just like them in my 7th grade shop class. Funny i asked my wife last night if she knew where they were at in the attic..

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#3 posted 678 days ago

Yeah, my brother is 10 years younger and he made the same duck. They don’t offer shop classes these days. I fear we may be like the dinosaurs. Even at 50, I’m probably a pretty young woodworker. I sold my old lathe over Craigslist and they fellow who picked it up was probably about 30 years old. He jokingly said the average age of woodworkers is about 100…ouch!

I was unable to pass much of it to my boys. They weren’t interested. However, my younger son and I built a 12’ mini ski boat out of douglas fir and plywood back in 2008.

-- Mark, Minnesota

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