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Project by kiefer posted 09-20-2014 02:48 PM 2070 views 1 time favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Fun project and great accomplishment for my grandson creating this .
WE made a spiderman figure together from a block of willow using a paper template that he designed and transferred onto the wood .
I band sawed it out and he worked on this for four hours carving it with a spokeshave ,rasp ,file and sandpaper straight which is quite an accomplishment for him to keep at it for that long .
I find that to get the kids into the shop it takes a idea of theirs to get them excited about woodworking .
He used all hand tools to make this and with some little breaks where I got a turn he did all the carving and was just loving it and could not wait to paint it with some help from my wife .

Well done NICK !


-- Kiefer

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#1 posted 09-20-2014 02:53 PM

I second that “well done Nick”.It’s great fun working with the grand kids making projects they want.


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#2 posted 09-20-2014 03:01 PM

I band sawed it out and he worked on this for four hours carving it with a spokeshave ,rasp ,file and sandpaper straight which is quite an accomplishment for him to keep at it for that long .

That’s fantastic! Really cool!

-- Peter Brown - Collector of WD-40 and wood splinters

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#3 posted 09-20-2014 03:21 PM

Nothing better than having your grandson, or any family member, working with you in the shop. These are special times that you both will always remember…I got interested in woodworking when I was a young kid and spent time in the shop with my Dad, Uncle and Grandpa…what an influence and a time I will always cherish.

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#4 posted 09-20-2014 03:34 PM

How cool!!!
Nice project and great job on the safety I DO see some safety glasses. Why you ask that I see them its because I always wear them. My kids and family have to do the same when they come out and I am working in the shop.

It sure shows in so many ways that you are a Loving Caring Grandpa!!!!!

-- (the only thing in there she says is....tap on head..........tap..........tap..... saw dust) - James

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#5 posted 09-20-2014 03:54 PM

Very cool. Great to get him working in the shop,too!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#6 posted 09-20-2014 05:10 PM

It’s a great looking Spider Man and nice to see you guys working together. Good to see your grandson did most of the handwork. I couldn’t do that much. lol.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#7 posted 09-20-2014 05:31 PM

Great job Nick !
That is Spidey all the way !

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#8 posted 09-20-2014 06:21 PM

Wauuu that is impressive, we have a real Lumberjock there.
Impressive project.
Sooooooo cooooolllll.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#9 posted 09-20-2014 06:31 PM

Two talented woodworkers. Please tell your grandson for me that I’m very impressed with his work.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#10 posted 09-20-2014 08:58 PM

That is AWESOME! Im sure he will be telling his friends and kids and grandkids when the time comes, about how yall made it. Great to both of yall

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#11 posted 09-20-2014 09:15 PM

He and y’all did a great job on this. He definitely has “the” stance down at the vise! Great story and a great memory for you both.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#12 posted 09-20-2014 10:14 PM

Great job and memories! Thanks for sharing!

-- God bless, Candy

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#13 posted 09-20-2014 11:43 PM

Congratulations NICK, with kudos to Grandpa for passing it on to the next generation. Great story and thanks for sharing.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#14 posted 09-21-2014 12:56 AM

Keeping the woodworking tradition alive! Love it!

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#15 posted 09-21-2014 10:04 AM

Very good Nick. Thnx Grndpa Klaus. That’s a lot more fun than sitting in front of tv playing a game, isn’t it??

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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