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Project by garberfc posted 451 days ago 1202 views 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

She and I have completed many projects in the shop and around the house. She enjoys glue ups, clamping, the nail gun and has used hand tools, scroll saw, belt sander and hardwood floor nailer.

In this photo we were building a tack box for her sister.





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MarkTheFiddler

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#1 posted 451 days ago

Oh man, I love working with my little girl. She is so fascinated by the craft. Well done bringing your daughter into the shop. Since you posted this thread as a completed project, I can only assume she’s made from Angel wood. :)

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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Hybridwoodwork

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#2 posted 451 days ago

All of my kids grew up working in my shop with me. Great memories. I remember how we celebrated the first time Gina nicked herself with a chisel. She was also the bandsaw queen!

-- How it happened that Mastro Cherry, carpenter, found a piece of wood that wept and laughed like a child.

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a1Jim

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#3 posted 451 days ago

Not everyone has a pretty little assistant plus she’s your wonderful daughter to boot .

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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NormG

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#4 posted 451 days ago

Wonderful time together she will not forget

-- Norman

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derosa

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#5 posted 451 days ago

Mine currently just wanders in, finds a stick of wood she likes and wanders out swinging it every which way. Although I look forward to when she can join me in the shop like yours does I’m not in a hurry for her to get there. Glad to see you’re passing on the fun.

-- --Rev. Russ in NY-- A posse ad esse

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DIYaholic

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#6 posted 451 days ago

I don’t think this qualifies as a “finished project”, more of a work in progress!!! Great start though!!!

-- 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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woodshaver

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#7 posted 451 days ago

Well well! You are one lucky Dad to have such a pretty assistant. Makes a day of work that much more fun!

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

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EzJack

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#8 posted 451 days ago

What else is there.
You’re a lucky man.

-- Ain't better or worse than any other woodpecker in the woods.

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joein10asee

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#9 posted 451 days ago

Enjoy the time while you can. It’ll go by WAAAY TOO FAST!
Seeing posts like this makes me wish I could turn back time (big sigh). When I think of all the times I missed to be able to do things like this with my girls.

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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Monte Pittman

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#10 posted 451 days ago

You’re doing both of you a huge favor, keep it up

-- 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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#11 posted 451 days ago

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deborelli

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#12 posted 451 days ago

GIRL POWER!!!!

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Dan

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#13 posted 450 days ago

Here’s my little assistant :)

She likes to sand, so I give her scrap wood to sand while I work on things.
(The saw dust in her hair is because she tried to play in the shaving pile below my lathe, needless to say I had to stop her and bathe her that night lol)

Also, no judging me for having a dirty floor lol, I need to vacuum it lol.

-- Dan - Wooden Treasures CT - http://woodentreasuresct.etsy.com http://www.youtube.com/woodentreasuresct

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woodshaver

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#14 posted 450 days ago

She is a terrific little helper.
I see she had long beautiful hair. I must say this but I think you already know to keep her beautiful hair away from anything that it can get caught up in. I had to say that or it would bother me if I kept my mouth shut.

My little helper is now in her late 30’s. My how time flies! I’d give anyting to do it all over again!

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

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SuburbanDon

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#15 posted 448 days ago

She likes to sand ? She should get a fat allowance.

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

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