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Forum topic by 12strings posted 10-03-2014 09:18 AM 1350 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-03-2014 09:18 AM

Topic tags/keywords: dovetails kids safety

Score one for Hand-tools…sawing and chopping half-blind dovetails yesterday…Suffice to say that if I had been working with the router or table-saw, I would not have enjoyed the help…

-- I'm strictly hand-tool only...unless the power tool is faster and easier!

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#1 posted 10-03-2014 09:35 AM

A “Kodak Moment” for sure!

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#2 posted 10-03-2014 12:02 PM

Enjoy it while you can … they grow up So fast!

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#3 posted 10-04-2014 08:44 PM

looks like lots of help to!

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#4 posted 10-04-2014 08:58 PM

I can remember when I was there age in my dads shop. Thankfully he had enough patients to teach me every thing he knew. I cannot remember a moment in my life when he would not stop what he was doing to teach me .Literally up until the day he passed. Thank God for Fathers Like you.

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#5 posted 10-05-2014 01:47 AM

Not a lot of teaching yet…mostly I let them hammer dowels into the dog holes on the front of the bench and turn the handles for the “vices” (Pipe clamps).

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#6 posted 10-06-2014 02:29 AM

Cute kids! My FIL had an old stump that my three boys got to drill into with his old brace and bit when we visited. They really enjoyed that. I did work with them some, when I had time away from my job that I often traveled for, and also worked a pile of overtime on. I would have liked to have given them more time with auto repair and wood working than I ended up giving. They do have interests, and in spite of the fact that I used to be an engineer/programmer for quite awhile, the two older ones can chase a virus down on a computer, corner it and kill it. I rely on purchased software to do that for me, but when it happens, they are the exorcism team.

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#7 posted 10-06-2014 02:33 AM

Grandad let us kids loose on the llathe when I was six, older brother 7

Nowadays it’s child endangerment!

I figured out how to turn on the tablesaw age 7 when no one was looking! After all, how do you cut yer lathe blanks!!!


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