|Forum topic by kaerlighedsbamsen||posted 09-20-2013 12:00 PM||743 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
09-20-2013 12:00 PM
Do you take your kids into the shop?
Woodworking with kids can be both fun and rewarding. But allso a challenge.
My son has just turned 7 and i really would like to share my liking of woodworking with him. Wo often do toy cars, planes, boats etc and he likes that. But when a project gets longer than about 20 minutes he gets bored and tire of his project.
The challenge here is that his ambitions are far greater than his patience. To acommodate this I try to find projects that can be done quickly or can easily be split into smaller bits. I wat to make it a good experience for him on both a social and project-vise level – and it should be fun! At the same time i would like to raise the level a bit higher than putting-things-together-with-a-hot-glue-gun.
Now i ask you knowing guys (and girls of course):
I am not so much talking safety here (wich i think is pretty obvious to be especially aware of), but more of ways to introduce him to woodwork in a manner that will gently open the worls of wood for him.
Comments are really appreciated!
Last i want to share this little gem of a video by Frank Howarth: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gyphKFVlPM4&feature=c4-overview-vl&list=PL0D137045AE2F25B2
-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda