My Assistant (Daughter)

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Project by garberfc posted 01-27-2013 12:56 AM 1373 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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#1 posted 01-27-2013 01:34 AM

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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#2 posted 01-27-2013 03:08 AM

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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#3 posted 01-27-2013 03:33 AM

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

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 01-27-2013 03:47 AM

Wonderful time together she will not forget

-- Norman

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#5 posted 01-27-2013 04:01 AM

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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#6 posted 01-27-2013 04:12 AM

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 procrastination a bad thing?

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#7 posted 01-27-2013 04:45 AM

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

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

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#8 posted 01-27-2013 05:47 AM

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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#9 posted 01-27-2013 12:47 PM

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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#10 posted 01-27-2013 01:13 PM

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

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#13 posted 01-28-2013 04:06 PM

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 -

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#14 posted 01-28-2013 04:13 PM

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 St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#15 posted 01-30-2013 01:57 AM

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

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

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