Just Another Day #3: Father and Son project

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Blog entry by johnnymo posted 04-26-2010 07:02 AM 1585 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Well, I finally finished the display cabinet last week and I was thinking about moving some stuff around in my shop. That’s when my son asked me about teaching him about woodworking. I tell you, there is nothing like the feeling of your son or daughter wanting to build something with you. That just made my year. So I happily postponed my redesigning my shop for this!
He decided that he wanted a little stand for along side his bed. Something he can put his phone and an alarm clock on.
So far I’ve showed him where everything in the shop is and told him about the importance of keeping a clean and organized shop and he has used the planer, joiner, and bisquit joiner. I think I’m just excited as he is :-)

-- John in Arizona (but it's a dry heat!)

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#1 posted 04-26-2010 08:47 AM

Always great to spend time with the kids in the shop. Don’t forget to stress shop/tool safety to him.

Have fun!


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#2 posted 04-26-2010 01:12 PM

John, it is great to hear you are getting to spend some time in the shop with your son. You are getting to share your love of woodworking and, at the same time, able to spend some quality time with your son.

But be careful!! It won’t be long before he wants to “borrow” your tools!! :)

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#3 posted 04-26-2010 02:28 PM

great for you thank´s for sharing the story
but you better start saving up a lot of money
he will come and borrow you tools faster than you think
and even when they said they bring it back next day
it just somehow never can be found again in the shop :—))


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#4 posted 04-26-2010 03:46 PM

some of the best times in the shop are the times my daughter and i spend in the shop she now has her own bench in the shop with here lathe and drill press on it.

-- self proclaimed copycat

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#5 posted 05-24-2010 03:00 PM

Pictures! Will you post pictures of his project?

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#6 posted 05-24-2010 05:01 PM

Great to do work with the kids

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#7 posted 05-25-2010 02:26 AM

I will post pics when i take them. It’s hard to keep that kid at home :-)

-- John in Arizona (but it's a dry heat!)

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#8 posted 08-31-2010 12:23 AM

Just to let everyone know, my son moved out before we could finish this project. Even though we didn’t get a chance to finish the project I am proud of him for venturing out on his own. Eventually I’ll finish this project and place it in the spare room.

-- John in Arizona (but it's a dry heat!)

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#9 posted 08-31-2010 08:23 PM

:—) sorry to hear you didn´t finished it together
but at least you gave him the virus of working with hands
and I´ll bett he sun will be all over your phone for advices :-)
and yes finish it and put it in the gest room so he can use and see it
when he visit you from time to time :-)

thank´s for the update

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