Kids in the Shop! #3: Tis the Season 2- Quick Pen

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Blog entry by clieb91 posted 12-15-2013 02:11 PM 1041 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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So Thursday night my DW reminded me that my daughter’s last CCD class before Christmas was Saturday morning. The problem was I was not home Thursday, had to work on Friday evening. So Friday night when I got home I got a blank drilled out and glued up. First thing Saturday morning we got up and started in on a pen.

Sophia did a portion of the roughing on this one but since we were a bit behind the eight ball I helped her get it to final shape. Also there was the issue that I had no idea how this wood would perform. The blank decided upon was from a recent purchase of Olive Wood. First time I have ever used it.

Sophia then did all the sanding and polishing,

and of course the assembly.

The pen came out great, she chose a fun clip for it. We packaged it up with the certificate that came with the blank and a postcard with pictures of her making it and had time to spare.

We will be back in the shop today with a number of projects and looking forward to it.


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

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John Lowell

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#1 posted 12-15-2013 02:20 PM

Chris, great to see you continue to keep your daughter involved. I hope to work with mine today and get a shaver done for grandpa.

cheers, johnl

-- Trying, but lots to learn.....

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#2 posted 12-15-2013 03:34 PM

Good stuff man. I had my shop elves in full force yesterday too;-)

-- "At the end of the day, try and make it beautiful....because the world is full of ugly." Konrad Sauer

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#3 posted 12-15-2013 03:36 PM

John, Hope they are still just as excited about doing projects as they first were.

Red, what a fun pic!


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

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#4 posted 12-15-2013 11:38 PM

Glad to see this. Your daughter looks just as proud as any of us would be. Does she help clean Santa’s shop when your done? HA ha

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

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