Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'mentoring'

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Kids in the Shop! #8: 11 Months in the Shop Together- March

03-30-2014 01:18 PM by clieb91 | 9 comments »

Well it has been a productive month in the shop for my daughter. She has tackled some pieces for her dollhouse that she wanted to make on her own. The first was a small easy chair and yesterday we worked on two beds. The chair was her idea and came straight from the scrap bin, at this point the miter box is the easiest way for her to work on cutting the scraps she has been using and she is happy to be using it, just working on those muscles. :) The chair consisted of just two pieces...

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Kids in the Shop! #6: 11 Months in the Shop Together- History

02-17-2014 07:42 PM by clieb91 | 3 comments »

A little bit of history regarding my daughter’s time in the shop. Some of you may have already seen a lot of this but I wanted to gather it up a bit and use it to start the new blog series as it kind of shows how we got to this point. For starters, my daughter is currently 7 year’s old. She has been working with me in the shop since she was 3. She helped with little things of course like putting screws in and of course some hammering. Before anyone says something, I know she was not...

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Kids in the Shop! #5: 11 Months in the Shop Together- The beginning

02-17-2014 07:40 PM by clieb91 | 4 comments »

Ok so as some of you already know my daughter enjoys working in the shop either with me and more and more on her own with little projects. I of course encourage here to do this for many reasons besides just spending time with me. It is helping her to learn problem solving skills, learn math skills, and learn physical skills as well that are helping her to use her hands more and get a bit more strength in them as well as improve motor skills. Between the two of us we have decided to do (at ...

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Woodworking Perspectives #2: Woodworking - The Next Generation

01-26-2010 09:59 AM by Todd A. Clippinger | 25 comments »

Passing the Torch With the passing of iconic woodworkers and one retiring a TV program in 2009, there was a lot of talk about who would take up the cause and so generously share their time and knowledge? Who would lead, teach, and inspire the woodworkers of tomorrow? The answer is pretty simple as I see it, it is You and Me. Inspiring the next generation of woodworkers is as simple as allowing the kids, grandkids, or someone you are mentoring share time in the shop. More Than ...

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