Grandsons in the workshop:: Continued.. #15: Namesake Keep it fun and simple

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Blog entry by oldguy2 posted 07-04-2019 07:21 PM 879 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 14: Grandsons Leaving..So here's What ! Part 15 of Grandsons in the workshop:: Continued.. series Part 16: Grandson#2 Mothers Day project..He is 8 »

Oh the Boys are back for a month. This blog is for the six and a half year old. I had a short time today and was really strapped for any idea. I looked up and saw some names my father had cut many many years ago—Gram and Gramps from pine with the band saw and in pine. Now they are in one block and only a light cut on the front to make it look like separate letters. So this was the impetus for today. I had the lad print his name on the board. I added some lines to connect the letters and make them double thick lines. Now I had a 3/8 blade in the bandsaw …ouch this was not the best at all. In all my past I love a 1/4 blade and did most of my work with it. I make no excuse for the quality of this name sign. I was just getting the lad a quick project in 12 minutes with him sitting as close as he could and would after 2 letters check with him, how it looked? Overall I am pleased to say the boy liked his name sign and had time with me in the workshop. And that is for his age a large part of the goal. If you thought this would or should have been a grade A high school shop project, please rethink what you want to do with getting shop time with your grandson. Now the 9 year old today used a handplane, clamped and glued 2 boards on to a larger board and we looked at some pictures of projects in the books.

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#1 posted 07-05-2019 04:12 AM

I agree 100% percent it doesn’t need to be perfect it just needs time spent and memories made,memories that will live him the rest of his life.pleased you should be because you have given him something money or video games and computors cant do.i wish more kid’s were given the the gift you proud of your grandson and be proud of youself for all you’ve given.peace my friend.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#2 posted 07-05-2019 12:17 PM

Among important things: being creative, being proud of having done something by oneself. developing hand skill…

Perfection is for later.
See Doug Stowe’s blog wisdom of the hands

-- Sylvain, Brussels, Belgium, Europe - The more I learn, the more there is to learn

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#3 posted 07-05-2019 05:19 PM

Wonderful, hope they continue an interest

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#4 posted 07-05-2019 08:34 PM

Love having my Grandson in the shop.

-- Clark

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