Scroll saw projects by my 6 year old son

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Project by CatholicWoodworker posted 04-04-2013 01:18 PM 2882 views 4 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I finally got my son a scroll saw (he had been asking for months.) I’ve only had it about a month and he’s turned out around 30 animals. I only helped him with the first one or two.

-- "What you spend years creating, others could destroy overnight. Create anyway." -Mother Teresa

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#1 posted 04-04-2013 01:21 PM

Wow! What a collection. He’s starting early and you must be very proud of him.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#2 posted 04-04-2013 01:48 PM

Congratulations! Imagine your happiness in seeing your child follow your steps. Very good job.

-- Disfruta tu trabajo (enjoy your work) (Bandera, Argentina)

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#3 posted 04-04-2013 01:50 PM

Geeze, and he’s ONLY SIX? That’s better’n I could do!

Good for him! (insert applauding smiley face icon here)

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

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#4 posted 04-04-2013 01:51 PM

It’s better than I can do, too. Of course, he’s monopolized the tool so far so I haven’t had much of a chance to practice.

-- "What you spend years creating, others could destroy overnight. Create anyway." -Mother Teresa

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#5 posted 04-04-2013 03:25 PM

That’s wonderful ,he did some fantastic work. pass on a GREAT JOB to him from me.

-- Custom furniture

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#6 posted 04-04-2013 04:10 PM

He did such a great job on them. Hope he sticks with it if that is what he is doing at this stage I can just imagine what he can come up with as he gets older and more experienced.

Just curious, did he follow taped on patterns? My daughter is the same age and likes to work on the lathe, she may like to try her hand at the saw as well.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#7 posted 04-04-2013 04:21 PM

very cool! love that you are starting young.

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#8 posted 04-04-2013 04:48 PM

He does really great work.

-- An oak tree is just a nut that stood it's ground.

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#9 posted 04-04-2013 05:16 PM

You are a great dad, there is a certain amount of trust involved in turning your boy loose on a scroll saw even though it a relatively safe tool. Good for you dad!! If this spark of interest in woodworking turns into a life-time passion I can’t imagine what he will be able to accomplish. Keep on encouraging him.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#10 posted 04-04-2013 05:34 PM

He has mostly followed patterns (I used spray adhesive to attach them to the wood), but he has also drawn directly on the wood (made his own pattern) and cut some completely freehand, including the bird in the first photo (it’s sitting on the tension knob in the upper right corner).

-- "What you spend years creating, others could destroy overnight. Create anyway." -Mother Teresa

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#11 posted 04-04-2013 05:34 PM

Awesome! Great work. It is very satisfying to see your son do something well and enjoy the honest pride of doing it well.

-- I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them ** Thomas Jefferson

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#12 posted 04-04-2013 05:45 PM

That is very impressive work. This kid’s a natural.

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#13 posted 04-04-2013 07:55 PM

This is so great. I can see now that your son will soon want his own corner of the shop. Six years old…I love it.

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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#14 posted 04-04-2013 08:24 PM

Way to go you done a great job.

-- Todd

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#15 posted 04-04-2013 09:14 PM

He must be really talented to make those beautiful pieces! Very inspiring and leaves me humble. Bravo!

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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