Grandsons in the workshop:: Continued.. #18: Grandson Picture frame project done

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Blog entry by oldguy2 posted 05-08-2020 10:50 PM 723 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Yes the Young Lad woodworker is pleased and so is Granddad. He chose a stain over just polyurathane. I showed him samples of projects with both over pine. Even I was impressed with the grain lines that came out in this pine from our sanding. In this time of no chance to get to the store, I took a cereal box cut it flat. Took gloss black spray paint I had on hand…best to always keep some of that around… sprayed a large piece. Later cut a piece a little smaller than the frame, with this plan…we would put a small strip in one end not to staple gun then staple gun the other 3 sides down creating a pocket for the 4×6 photo to slide in. He took a photo I had in the shop and it slid in very well and he could see the result. Today the ordered photos from Easter should arrive and tomorrow he can put one in the frame. If you need to read about some other young kids projects look back in my blogs I have made boxes with my other 2 grandsons and the experience and how long it took is maybe what you need . They were 5 and 8. I am a retired elementary teacher and love woodworking, I also sold crafts and small pieces as a business for awhile and learned more about marketing and mass production. Some of what I sold are in my projects….the candy holder , the small tailgate table, small blanket chest, oven push sticks and cutting boards. Thanks for reading.

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#1 posted 05-09-2020 06:17 AM

Mom will treasure the lovely gift from her son.


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#2 posted 05-09-2020 07:27 AM

Diamond times!
Make the most of them as they will expect you to be around forever

-- Regards Rob

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