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Posted on Getting kids into the shop - How do you do it? What are some easy projects for them?

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#1 posted 02-04-2014 09:38 PM

Not sure I’ll be of much help to this discussion. When I was a kid, I’m pretty sure my dad had no problem getting me interested – more he had the problem of me pestering him when he was trying to get something done in the shop!

That said, I think a lot of kids will be most interested in making something that directly benefits themselves. Ripthorn’s anecdote about his daughter’s nightstand is a prime example.

I was of the “gimme a hammer, nails, and scrap wood, and I’ll build…something” persuasion, myself. I still remember my dad telling me I’d have a hell of a time driving a 16d nail into a piece of red oak. Apparently six-year-old me didn’t grasp the concept of pre-drilling.

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