The Apprentice #1: Jake's First Scrollsaw Project

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Blog entry by topcat posted 10-09-2011 04:15 PM 800 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This past Friday was one of my more proud moments. My 8 year old son was finally mature enough to sit still long enough to get a tool tutorial from his old man. He has been wanting to use my saws. Seems he has all of these great ideas floating around in his head . . . wonder where he gets that from. So, he came up with a pattern which I helped him attach to a piece of 1/4” plywood. After the tutorial, away he went. Here’s the action;

From October 9, 2011

. . . and the result.
From October 9, 2011

-- Tom - As you get older, you learn to hide your mistakes better

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#1 posted 10-09-2011 04:59 PM


Nice Son!

Nice Tutoring!

Nice Project!

Nice Smile!


Thatta way to go… !!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#2 posted 10-09-2011 05:14 PM

priceless time in the shop with a child. He will remember forever

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#3 posted 10-09-2011 07:41 PM

This is great!
Keep it up. Both of you will be better for it. Family is everything.

-- Emmett, from Georgia

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#4 posted 10-09-2011 08:18 PM

The first power tool I used was also a scroll saw. I was about the same age as your son maybe a little younger.
Shop time is great father/son time.
Keep it up.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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#5 posted 10-10-2011 01:20 AM

great job (set in your name ) A+
way to go dad … nearly nothing is better than share quality time in the shop
with the children …. :-)
forgetting his name dad you get … D—.... lol

thankĀ“s for sharing


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