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412 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: kids junior woodworkers apprentice

Ed got a new toy yesterday:

Only a few short years before he can join me in the full-sized version!

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#1 posted 412 days ago

Nathan, my QC inspector, disapproved of my drawings.


-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#2 posted 412 days ago

It’s so hard to please the foreman sometimes!

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#3 posted 412 days ago

nice guys!

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#4 posted 412 days ago

Here’s my little one cutting his teeth on a piece of walnut. Toys are cheap at this age!

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#5 posted 412 days ago


-- Doug...

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#6 posted 411 days ago

All so real and cute! Lj’s to be.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343

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#7 posted 411 days ago

Why do those woodworkers have more hair than I? :))


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#8 posted 401 days ago

You need to get him a battery powered toy router so he get used to the noise in the shop, too!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#9 posted 401 days ago

Jim, he could be the next Roy Underhill and want a quiet shop.

-- As ever, Gus-the 75 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#10 posted 399 days ago

So cool!!! Cute!!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#11 posted 334 days ago

My apprentice’s training is going well. While he is still too small to use the planer, he has enthusiasm:

In the meantime, I’ve put him to work sweeping up using his specially modified broom.

He LOVES the shop. It’s one of his favourite hangouts. He wanders around putting scrap wood into various buckets or sweeping “up” sawdust while I do non-powered projects (which right now is mostly finding space for all the random things that have accumulated on surfaces). I have had to put some spare foam insulation on two corners of my table saw table, though, as he tends to not watch his head when he’s intent on sweeping and today he walked into it a couple of times.

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#12 posted 334 days ago

Glad he’s out there with you and is so interested. Bet you find other woodworling things he can feel he’s accompolished, maybe sanding a little.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343

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#13 posted 334 days ago

You got to get them started early on when their young….Just start with the basics, and work up….lol..

-- " I started with nothing, and I've still got most of it left".......

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#14 posted 334 days ago

I put ear plugs in for my 5 Y O, and she loves to feed the planer

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