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bonesbr549

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12-14-2015 12:02 AM

Some times I wonder, if wood working with the folks I know will end. My two boys never got the bug for it like I did, and thats ok. I know it’s not for all.

My niece which I’ve watched grow up to have twins of her own, now comes to visit me often. This weekend I was putting my new powermatic drill press together and he was asking all kinds of questins why was the dial indicator on the shaft and I said so I can make sure it’s turning rue. He asked why is that important, and I explained and he was sucking up every piece of information. I loved it. When we got it done and it was time to drill a hole, I asked him if he wanted to drill the first one, and his eyes got the size of half dollars. Well here’s the first hole with my new drill press. It was a good day. BTW his brother wanted to join in and he got to drill some holes too. They both ended up taking some wood home with their holes in it. They are cub scouts so we talked safety first.

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#1 posted 12-14-2015 01:21 PM

It is great to get them away from virtual reality gadgets for a while and have them create something with their own two hands. I bet they have already caught the woodworking bug. They will be back for more. Great.

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#2 posted 12-14-2015 01:26 PM

yea, we are already planning some projects. I’m going to do some periscopes, and we want to make a couple bat houses.

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#3 posted 12-14-2015 06:13 PM

Popguns. I’ve never saw a kid that didn’t love a popgun he or she made themselves. Magic pipes too, simple and something they can amaze their friends with. My daughter is in her thirties and she still has the periscope her and I made for her science fair in elementary school. Plus, afterward, she got to play with it!

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#4 posted 12-14-2015 06:47 PM

Ok what is magic pipes

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#5 posted 12-14-2015 10:48 PM

Bones, my personal favorite is catapults for boys that (or any) age.

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#6 posted 12-15-2015 06:22 PM

Hope this helps. Some call them magic belt hangers. I always heard them called pipes. I like this size as they’re easy to stick in a pocket. The graph paper image is 2 3/4” long by 1 3/4” high so you can make a pattern if you want.

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#7 posted 12-15-2015 07:54 PM

I have two of my sons and 5 of my grandkids out in the shop and they love it. I’m glad they are not in the shop at the same time. I would have 8 year olds to 40 year olds fighting for use on the machines. It would be fun if they were all in the shop at the same time to see the interaction between the older and younger group. The older ones would have to learn how to share.

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#8 posted 12-15-2015 08:40 PM

http://s1361.photobucket.com/user/Richard_Knouse/media/DSCF0874_zps0r7efkjw.jpg.html?

I’ve been having computer problems all day. I finally got to see the pics and see the graph pic is out of size here. The link above should take you to the photobucket image if you want a pattern image.

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#9 posted 12-15-2015 09:28 PM



Hope this helps. Some call them magic belt hangers. I always heard them called pipes. I like this size as they re easy to stick in a pocket. The graph paper image is 2 3/4” long by 1 3/4” high so you can make a pattern if you want.

- bold1

Thats cool, never seen those before!

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#10 posted 12-17-2015 01:11 PM


Hope this helps. Some call them magic belt hangers. I always heard them called pipes. I like this size as they re easy to stick in a pocket. The graph paper image is 2 3/4” long by 1 3/4” high so you can make a pattern if you want.

- bold1

Thats cool, never seen those before!

- bonesbr549

SO do these shoot? If so, my boy would love them! If not, I am just confused…

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#11 posted 12-18-2015 02:05 AM

When I posted about the kids pop guns I mentioned Magic Pipes as well. Bones didn’t know what I was referring to. I figured it was easier to post a pic. of what I was talking about than try to explain. They’re just a piece of wood, as you see, with a notch in it, in which you hook a belt. Once the belt is hooked you can balance the point of the Pipe anywhere, like on the end of my finger. Without the belt you can’t balance it. The pic. shows it on my finger with a 36” belt on it. It’s simple to make, they can carry them in their pocket, and amaze their friends.

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#12 posted 12-18-2015 06:30 PM



When I posted about the kids pop guns I mentioned Magic Pipes as well. Bones didn t know what I was referring to. I figured it was easier to post a pic. of what I was talking about than try to explain. They re just a piece of wood, as you see, with a notch in it, in which you hook a belt. Once the belt is hooked you can balance the point of the Pipe anywhere, like on the end of my finger. Without the belt you can t balance it. The pic. shows it on my finger with a 36” belt on it. It s simple to make, they can carry them in their pocket, and amaze their friends.

- bold1

Ahhh, makes more sense now. Like a “magic” trick of sorts. Cool!

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