Kids in the Shop! #2: Turn for the Troops

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Blog entry by clieb91 posted 11-10-2013 09:21 PM 1345 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Tis the Season 1 Part 2 of Kids in the Shop! series Part 3: Tis the Season 2- Quick Pen »

As I was tied up at a Craft Fair yesterday my wife and daughter went to the turn for the troops event at the local Woodcraft. They both turned a pen and added it to the package to be shipped. I am proud of both of, most especially my daughter.

She is now 7 and has done this event a number of times now. She is getting better on the lathe every time she uses it. Unfortunately there was no picture of the final pens this year. We have plans for a number of turned gifts for her teachers and some friends this year and I am looking forward to getting into the shop with her in the next few weeks to start on them. Be on the look out for them to be posted.


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

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#1 posted 11-10-2013 10:01 PM

Awesome post!

Always a nice bonding experience with the kids…mine were never interested in woodworking, but I had more than my share of bonding through sports and other activities. Also, great to pass on the experience of hard learned lessons to the next generation of artists and enthusiasts.

-- ---Joel; Central MD...rookie empter nester and getting back into woodworking!

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#2 posted 11-10-2013 10:07 PM

I’ll bet your daughter never heard of the expression “Paying It Forward”... but she sure is LEARNING to just that! Blessings to all of you for your good deeds!

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#3 posted 11-10-2013 11:47 PM

Total envy. Never had any kids. Would have loved it.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 11-11-2013 01:48 AM

I only wish I could share that experience. My kids, grown now, love what I do in the shop, but never had interest to learn.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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