My boys having fun with tools (never too early to start)

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Blog entry by Kevin posted 04-20-2012 02:50 PM 1848 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are my 3 kids. Zack, Dillon and Shawn. First picure is Zack and Dillon wearing their tool aprons and goggles. Second picure is Zack making some adjustments to the bunk beds I built them for Christmas this past year. 3rd picture is Dillon with his drill. Fourth picture is Shawn, I don’t have an apron and goggles for him yet.

-- Measure twice, cut once, then sand a whole bunch

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#1 posted 04-20-2012 03:38 PM

Very cool Dad.
I see you are teaching them “Safety First” with those goggles.

-- Shameless - Winner of two Stumpy Nubs Awards

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A Slice of Wood Workshop

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#2 posted 04-20-2012 05:54 PM

We can see you’ve taken them to play at Lowes. My kids have a blast going there as well.

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#3 posted 04-20-2012 07:21 PM

It looks like plenty of woodworkers live at your house Kevin.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 04-20-2012 08:02 PM

Thanks for the comments, it is so nice that Lowes does that for the kids. I hope they stay interested in woodworking as they grow up and safety too.

-- Measure twice, cut once, then sand a whole bunch

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#5 posted 04-20-2012 10:16 PM

Kevin – you are right, it is never too early to get them started in the shop. My grandkids are building projects starting just short of 3 yrs old with scrap blocks, a hot glue gun, and some markers.

I don’t really direct them to build anything, I let the “empty box effect” take over. That is, I let their imagination run wild with the scrap blocks of wood. As they get older their project become more sophisticated on their own and I know we will build something with a more structured atmosphere in the future.

You are making some great memories and building a strong family;)

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#6 posted 04-21-2012 01:44 AM

Kevin, You are so bleesed with those 3 boys! They look like they are all about woodworking.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#7 posted 04-21-2012 01:27 PM

Thanks everyone, the boys already show great creativity I can’t wait to see what they are capable of when they are older.

-- Measure twice, cut once, then sand a whole bunch

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