Kids in the Shop! #12: Time Flies

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Blog entry by clieb91 posted 02-23-2020 10:14 PM 702 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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It has been 4 years since I last posted a Blog in this series. Time seems to have flown by, my daughter is finishing up middle school and heading for high school next year, truly can not believe it. The good news is she continues to show interest in the hobby of turning and even some other woodworking. She is in the shop now working on pens for teachers and administrators that have helped here this year and the past few years. I am sure as in the past the recipients will be surprised at what she presents to them at the end of the year and delight in the fact that she took time to make them herself.

As this series has always done I just want to encourage as many people as possible to get their kids, grand kids, nieces/nephews, neighbor kids, whoever in the shop and help them to build something and possibly ignite that spark. I am sure many here have more than enough projects that kids can be involved in at different ages, I am happy to chat with anyone about ideas.

Not much of a blog but too proud not to post something :). Watch the projects for her completed projects over the course of the next month or so.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#1 posted 02-24-2020 12:52 PM

You should be proud Chris! It’s rare in this day to find young people who are interested in crafts such as turning. That’s awesome that she’s still diggin’ it after so many years :-) And good for you for encouraging it and nurturing the seed.

-- I collect hobbies. There is no sense in limiting yourself (Don W) - - - - - - - - Kenny in SW VA

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#2 posted 02-24-2020 04:28 PM

love to see kids doing something beside texting or video games too many today dont learn any skills especially since most schools no longer offer shop classes.hopefully it’s something she will carry on the rest of her life.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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