|Project by kiefer||posted 03-23-2014 01:39 AM||2646 views||2 times favorited||30 comments|
We have our grandson staying with us and I always like him to come to the shop with me and build something but there was never much interest by him for any length of time .
Last night I ask my wife if she had an Idea and just as I said it came to me MIND CRAFT that is the thing they play with these days and I thought that may be the project to tap into.
After thinking for a while I came up with the Diamond Sword idea and ask him this morning at breakfast if he would like to make one with me .
Well he was in the shop before I finished eating and had everything ready to go .
With a little drawing we had the sword planned out and I could see the excitement growing and I cut the sword out on the band saw but left a few cuts that I thought would be good for him to cut by hand .
First thing he ask Grandpa can I use your new vise for that I and said of course that’s what it’s for ,well into the vise he put it and started cutting and filing and sanding and about two and a half hours later it was done .
I was just amazed at his attention span and thought this is what I have been missing all along with the boys ,I always made things with them that I thought of but I guess I will have to change my thinking and tap into the new reality and adapt it to wood working projects .
I am sure I have a new apprentice now and he will be back soon as there is also a axe to go with his sword .
Thanks Grandma for helping him with the painting !
-- Kiefer / It's all about design and innovation