Grandsons in the workshop:: Continued.. #11: Grandson 5 year

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Blog entry by oldguy2 posted 07-30-2018 12:31 AM 825 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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1. Thanks to all who read the Blog…help with comments for a 5 year old build a project. I was very pleased with the comments and today totally shocked with the number of reads in two days.
2. So we were sorta ready this afternoon with ..he wanted a box because brother had a box. And I had strips of wood from a massive buy I bought in 2016.
3. Off track here I am a man blessed with not only being a prostate cancer survivor….surgery in 2011, and great healing and numbers since then, 3 grandsons and now a time to be with them. But I also on Memorial Day 2016 went past a business that makes drawers and other wood things. And it sells its ” cut offs” by the dumpster load..$20. And I went back the next day with boxes and my trail blazer and 2 trips and 24 boxes, now 2 years later down to the last sorting and I think a box in the shed, about 6 plastic crates in the shop by lengths. cutting boards, signs, boxes, jigs, push sticks for the oven, lots of scrap firewood, etc. Later I bought strips of wood.$15.
4. so I found 5 pieces of good 3 inch wide with a bottom groove ( they made drawers), sized them. Had the lad draw with the square where I taught him, counted and measured some. I did a lot of rip and cross cut to get 4 sides and used a large panel to cut a top and bottom. I planned a bottom to fit the grooves..about 8 in x 8 in. with a rabbit joint. some test fitting. He helped with the bench vise to clamp it and play with tape measure. and finally we had a rough box with loose panel in it gluing tonight.
5.I am not sure of his 5 year old interest or skill I think as one comment was ” he is there and sorta involved.” Actually drove a drywall screw by hand into the pine board…very good. I think I consult and do.

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#1 posted 07-30-2018 01:30 PM

Looks great and im sure he was very excited to help. You may have built a fire in him to be a wood worker later in life…. poor kid will be broke for the rest of his life but he wont have any money for drugs that way! lol

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