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Table project with Grandson

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Project by ldl posted 642 days ago 1362 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My son came to the house Thanksgiving Day with my GS and wanted some wood so my GS could build a table. I didn’t have anything but some used plywood on hand so we got started. I cut out the pieces and helped my GS put it together. Ne wasn’t strong enough to set the screws so I had to help him push.

It was the first time he had wanted to build something with me. It was very rewarding seeing him try to put it together by himself. I had a great time with this project. It wasn’t pretty but it satisfied him and he took it home and put his tv on in his bedroom.

Don’t look at my cluttered shop.

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 642 days ago

I love to see Grandpa’s and Grandsons working together ,what a joyful time.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Monte Pittman

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#2 posted 642 days ago

It’s an outstanding project from grandpa and grandson!

It’s not a messy shop by my standards :-)

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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diggerdelaney

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#3 posted 642 days ago

Pretty it may not be but enjoyment value out ways this a mile. It is good to see young ones getting interested in the hobby and I am sure he will remember this experience for years PRICELESS

-- Derek, Kent, UK, http://s702.photobucket.com/albums/ww21/diggerdelaney/

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ldl

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#4 posted 642 days ago

Thanks for the comments. It certainly was an enjoyable special time for me.

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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murch

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#5 posted 642 days ago

Great job Dewayne. Passing it on is what it’s all about.

p.s. Clutter! Ha, that’s funny. All your clamps are on a rack and you can still see the floor.
Where’s the clutter :-)

-- A family man has photos in his wallet where his money used to be.

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woodshaver

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#6 posted 642 days ago

Spending time with your Grandson in the shop! You can’t ask for a better Thanksgiving than that!
He’s a good looking young man too!
I couldn’t happen to notice the stool in your shop. I have one just like it in my shop!

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

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ldl

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#7 posted 642 days ago

Handy stools for sure. The one with the back is for visitors but the one I use most is the one without the back. I can get out of it quick if I have to.

I have 3 GS that live close to me and 2 came over the other day and 1 just had to help me clean up my shop. I gave him the vac hose and told him to have at it. He did a good job of getting the sawdust up. Even got into some places I couldn’t get to.

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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DocSavage45

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#8 posted 640 days ago

So you are making sure the skills go on. They will always remember! A legacy! I just moved a padded stool to my shop. LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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DocSavage45

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#9 posted 640 days ago

I use to watch my dad work. One day stole into his locked toolshed and took some scrapwood and started making boats. Guess I wasn’t too clever or got lost in “making something, but he came home and found me. He yelled then calmed and said, “If I give you your own tools, will you stay out of my toolshed?” Said I would, with crossed fingers behind my back. He taught me how to use the tools and gave me a workbench that was hiding under a lot of stuff. I was on my way!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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ldl

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#10 posted 640 days ago

Nice story Tom. We grew up on a farm and my Dad and 3 brothers werked together. If something needed doing they did it from repairing equipment to building their own houses and barns. I grew up werkin on lots of diff stuff and ended up a heavy equip mechanic most of my werking years so building and repairing are in my blood. My boys are pretty good about fixin things also. Hopefully I can pass some of my meager knowledge on to the next generation. Seems each generation is less able to do their own werk because electronics & technology is replacing a lot of the mechanical machines and and things that control them. I used to do all my repair werk on most everything but circuit boards & electronics have put a halt to most of that.

Sorry for being so long winded.

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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DocSavage45

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#11 posted 640 days ago

Newer cars have big protective covers over the engine to prevent home repair. The mechanic I use is a tech guy as well. He costs more per hour but less per job cause he knows what he is doing. LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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