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Project by Jeff Waggoner posted 01-03-2014 05:06 PM 1381 views 10 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Jaida was 11 when she completed this project in December of 2012.

Planing the walnut.

Gluing up the top.


How many of you sit on your work bench to glue up?

We bought a toy piano on line and dissembled it and she cut away everything but the keyboard.

She then made a template of the shape to create a frame to bend the shape around.



The wood was steamed and bent to shape.


The first time we tried to bend a board ½ inch and failed.


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She then re-sawed 1/8 inch strips. She then bent them one at a time.

Then after they dried she glued them and re-clamped them to dry.

She fashioned the legs after the one at our church and attached them with dowels.


She turned the top support poll on the lath.

I installing the hinge.

It was a long night.

She has been working with me in the shop since she was 7 or 8. The band saw is her favorite tool.

It was featured on the America workshop in May 2013.

It also won third place in the Project Showcase at the Indianapolis woodworking show.

-- Jeff Waggoner, http://www.planeoldwood.com https://www.facebook.com/pages/Plane-Old-Wood/170375656316338





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HerbC

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#1 posted 01-03-2014 05:13 PM

Great project.

Great write up!

Great daughter!

Great dad!

What more can I say???

Be Careful!

Herb

-- Herb, Florida - Here's why I close most messages with "Be Careful!" http://lumberjocks.com/HerbC/blog/17090

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steve_in_ohio

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#2 posted 01-03-2014 05:20 PM

That is just great
family time in the shop, what can be better
great work

-- steve, simple and effective woodworking---

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Jeff Waggoner

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#3 posted 01-03-2014 05:24 PM

Thanks guys. I fill very privileged that all four of my kids like to work in the shop with me.

-- Jeff Waggoner, http://www.planeoldwood.com https://www.facebook.com/pages/Plane-Old-Wood/170375656316338

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#4 posted 01-03-2014 06:05 PM

First place for me!Congaratulations, awsome project!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#5 posted 01-03-2014 06:56 PM

Every Dad’s dream comes true for you – having the kids enjoy the workshop as much as you do :-). Congratulations young lady on a beautiful project. Your woodworking future looks bright, go for it.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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#6 posted 01-03-2014 07:27 PM

I thought this amazing project looked familiar. I remember seeing it on the Woodworking shows website and thought “I hope my kids will enjoy woodworking time with daddy”. Kudos to you two!

-- paxorion

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#7 posted 01-03-2014 07:35 PM

Fantastic project and great posting… Wonderful that you and the family get to enjoy some shop time together… Thanks for sharing…

-- Dan

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#8 posted 01-03-2014 07:54 PM

Wonderful project! Those memories will last a lifetime. Thanks for posting.

-- Rich, Seattle, WA

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Jeff Waggoner

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#9 posted 01-03-2014 07:54 PM

paxorion:
I got a big surprise when I opened the mail the other day. This is the advertisement for the Indianapolis The Woodworking Shows and it has a picture of Jaida piano and Jalen’s chair on the front.

-- Jeff Waggoner, http://www.planeoldwood.com https://www.facebook.com/pages/Plane-Old-Wood/170375656316338

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#10 posted 01-03-2014 08:03 PM

Well done!

-- irtamos, Belgium

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Dale

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#11 posted 01-04-2014 01:07 AM

Fantastic young lady and Dad.

-- Dale West Central Pa. Do it all, before last call.

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#12 posted 01-04-2014 01:28 AM

What a great story…
project…..
Kid….
Dad….
Family….

You must be (& deservingly so) overflowing with pride!!!

-- 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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#13 posted 01-04-2014 02:43 AM

The project is great and the story even better!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#14 posted 01-04-2014 03:19 AM

Jeff – My daughter is 2…she’s got 9 years to catch up in skill level =)

-- paxorion

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Jeff Waggoner

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#15 posted 01-04-2014 03:26 AM

paxorion: That just means you have time to train her right.

-- Jeff Waggoner, http://www.planeoldwood.com https://www.facebook.com/pages/Plane-Old-Wood/170375656316338

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