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Blog entry by Chris Davis posted 04-18-2012 10:56 AM 10811 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Being a family business has it’s benefits and it’s struggles. One of the benefits of that family business is you get to bring your kids to work. I remember playing in the saw dust, making airplanes and swords. Those corner notches they would cut off waterbed decking was the perfect tail fin for an airplane or the guard right above the sword handle.

I hope my daughters have those same memories. Here is a picture I found from February 2005. Katelyn is now 11. She still want to come to work with daddy but lately she has been wanting to run the credit cards and work the front showroom.

Helping in the shop
Helping in the shop

Katelyn putting hardware on
Katelyn putting hardware on

Katelyn and a cousin Justin
Katelyn and a cousin Justin

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#1 posted 04-18-2012 12:13 PM


Love to see the kiddos in the shop.

When my son was 4, together we built a workbench for him, from 2×4’s, a countertop cutout from the kitchen sink, a small vice and a pegboard backer board. He, his sister, 6 Grandchildren and 2 Great-Grandchildren have built there own versions of airplanes, bird houses and squirrel feeders on that little bench, lovin’ every minute of it.

The family that ‘glues’ together and prays together, stays together. ;-)

Work Safe and have fun. – Len

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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#2 posted 04-18-2012 01:31 PM

Kids grow up way too fast… Have a wondrous day!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#3 posted 04-18-2012 10:13 PM

That expression is priceless. Just precious. My two should still be 3 feet tall but overnight, so it seems, they grew up. No matter how much time you spend with your kids, and no matter how much you actually remember, it is never enough time, and never enough memories. It’s a blur.

-- Better woodworking through old hand tools.

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