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Gifts for family, Fun in the shed #1: The eldest grandson is doing a surprise for his mum.

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Blog entry by crowie posted 12-31-2021 12:45 AM 1015 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Our eldest grandson (14yrs) is doing woodwork at high school and for the most he’s enjoying working with wood creating.

So while he’s keen it’s a good time to introduce him to the machinery in my shed.

His mum, our middle daughter hinted she’d love a Reindeer and Sleigh like the ones I’d built for the community club Christmas raffle, prefect.

So while I prepped the timber we organized a time between soccer training (yes, even over the summer school holidays for rep players) to have an overnight stay and make a start on the project.

Best of all my payment was that he mowed the yard for me before the shed time.

He used the SCMS, bandsaw, bobbin sander, inverted trim router which is table mounted plus the delta sander.

The glue up has started with the base, back and seat of the sleigh.
Pretty good progress for 2.5hrs in the shed.

I’ve drawn the reindeer onto the timber for cutting out on the next visit.

Making the pattern templates a couple of years ago has definitely paid off.

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie



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Dave Polaschek

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#1 posted 12-31-2021 01:20 AM

Nice! More time with the grandsons in the shed. Sounds like a good plan!

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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Eric

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#2 posted 12-31-2021 01:39 AM

Great time with the grandson. He’s doing a fine job. Good quality time too.

-- Eric, building the dream

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LittleBlackDuck

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#3 posted 12-31-2021 01:55 AM

Good to see crowie... introduce him to the world of woodworking poverty.


... So while he’s keen it’s a good time to introduce him to the machinery in my shed....
- crowie

Just don’t brain wash him and hope he has the cents and space to buy a lathe when he grows up…

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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Jim Jakosh

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#4 posted 12-31-2021 04:52 AM

That is great to have him working with you. I wish I had a grandson. I guess I’ll have to adopt one!

Happy New Year, Peter…it must almost be 2022 there by now!!!!!!!!!!!!.............Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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FrenchGoattoys

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#5 posted 12-31-2021 06:36 AM

Look neat. Can’t wait to see the reindeer.

-- KJ, Spokane, WA.: Don’t count the days; make the days count.

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Dutchy

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#6 posted 12-31-2021 07:39 AM

Another good time!

-- https://dutchypatterns.com/

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crowie

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#7 posted 12-31-2021 08:13 AM

Thank you one and all, less than 5 hours to go until we enter 2022, a new year. Let’s hope it provides good health, safety and some prosperity for us all plus a good amount of productive shed time being creative.
Cheers from the Great Southern Land

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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LittleBlackDuck

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#8 posted 12-31-2021 09:34 AM


Look neat. Can’t wait to see the reindeer.

- FrenchGoattoys


Nor can moi… I have an umbrella dearie!


Thank you one and all, less than 5 hours to go until we enter 2022…
- crowie

Yeah… only 3 casks-o-vino away.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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Calvi

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#9 posted 01-02-2022 01:18 AM

Looks Very Good he has a Good Mentor.

-- Cal, South Carolina,USMC

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