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Forum topic by interpim posted 04-25-2009 12:38 AM 785 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-25-2009 12:38 AM

I was needing a matching table for the one I built a while back for my wife.
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My son (7 years old) has expressed some interest in it, so after I had all the parts prepped for assembly I let him put it all together with a little help.

He even wanted to help clean up afterward :)

-- San Diego, CA

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#1 posted 04-25-2009 01:00 AM

Precious times, Robert, precious times.
Glad you have started him out right with vision protection.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#2 posted 04-25-2009 02:18 AM

OK, admit it- who really had more fun?

Beautiful Table!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#3 posted 04-25-2009 06:28 AM

Yeah, I really enjoyed it too :)

He got a kick out of using the Cordless Drill to drive in the pocket screws

-- San Diego, CA

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#4 posted 04-25-2009 11:12 AM

Best helper you can find! More dads should do this with their kids. They grow up soooo fast. My grandson is showing some interest in the shop now. Grandpa needs to get the next generation started. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#5 posted 04-25-2009 03:12 PM

Not surprised he wanted to clean up, it’s part of the adventure of working with Dad! My youngest daughter was the same way, except when it came to her bedroom

-- If at first you don't succeed...Don't try skydiving

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#6 posted 04-25-2009 03:56 PM

Haha, bowyer, I had three daughters like that. Now, their homes are spotless.

-- When asked what I did to make life worthwhile in my lifetime....I can respond with a great deal of pride and satisfaction, "I served a career in the United States Navy."

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#7 posted 04-25-2009 04:57 PM

Really a good start for him!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#8 posted 04-25-2009 10:12 PM

These times are always great fun. My son was always in the shop when he was young. Be advised, they learn to read the instructions for everything you buy, including the warnings and cautions. And they won’t hesitate a second to tell you that you’re violating a rule, if you’re not “doing it by the book”.

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#9 posted 04-25-2009 10:41 PM

What abeautiful little smile god bless him you have a wonderful; little star there I have four including my 3 sons and a new grandson.Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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