Son's "first" Project

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Project by Randy posted 04-28-2013 04:36 AM 1390 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

For my son’s fourth birthday, I made him a project kit of this step stool. Since his attention span is short and his thinking that things are made instantly, I completed the project including the finish. All he had to do is glue the joints and hammer in the Miller dowels! Once the glue was dry, his “first” project he built was completed and ready for use. It was an easy project for him and one that he uses nearly daily.

The wood is quarter sawn hackberry and walnut.

-- Randy

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 04-28-2013 09:38 AM

Good job dad. At least get him thinking about woodworking.

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

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#2 posted 04-28-2013 11:03 AM

Nice father-son project. I like the way you set it up for quick assembly and use, slick. I could have used this with a project I tried with my grandson.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#3 posted 04-28-2013 01:22 PM

It’s a very nice thing to do for your son. It will get him started early and will help him in all sorts of ways. The stool looks really good.

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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#4 posted 04-28-2013 03:55 PM

Not a bad idea. My three year old daughter keeps asking me to build something with her. Dowel joinery is a good idea for a kid friendly project. She doesn’t exactly have the attention span for dovetails just yet!

-- Brian Timmons -

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#5 posted 05-01-2013 02:50 PM

Beautiful stool! A great way to spend quality time with son. He’ll have great memories with it. Way to go!

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