First project, a fine Castle

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Project by John Kasparian posted 11-24-2008 05:27 AM 2130 views 0 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

She found my scrap bin and decided to build a castle for me.

She picked the pieces. I showed her how to glue up.

I had no idea when she started to lay them out and glue, what she had in mind. She was thinking in 3 dimensions and viewed her castle standing up.

After I popped a few brad and a day of drying…she painted.

Natalya is 3 1/2 years old.

-- john

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#1 posted 11-24-2008 05:29 AM

Very nice!

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#2 posted 11-24-2008 05:34 AM

Definitely a budding sculptor/artist.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 11-24-2008 05:55 AM

Oh, I forgave her for not wearing shoes in the shop…this time.

-- john

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#4 posted 11-24-2008 06:59 AM

would you rather she was a barefoot artist ?

-- RTB. stray animals are just looking for love

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#5 posted 11-24-2008 03:29 PM

She is learning woodworking while playing…

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#6 posted 11-24-2008 03:35 PM

Beautiful, Beautiful, Lucky you! Look what shops can bring us. Some of the best moments of our lives. Not only is that a seed for the future, it is a door to the past.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#7 posted 11-24-2008 06:12 PM

you can treasure that moment forever

-- The CNC machine can either produce the work of art you imagined, or very decorative firewood.

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#8 posted 11-24-2008 11:38 PM

That is great. What a project to display proudly.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#9 posted 11-26-2008 12:27 AM

it’s fantastic!!

Natalya – you did an amazing job on this creation. Well done.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#10 posted 11-28-2008 03:20 AM

And it really looks great displayed!

-- Make Woodworking Great Again!

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#11 posted 11-28-2008 03:35 AM

A fantastic family heirloom. Something you can always treasure.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#12 posted 12-04-2008 04:10 PM

I have some hand painted bird houses that look like they are from the same art movement…. You will treasure this project for years to come.

-- Rich in Richmond -- Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.

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#13 posted 12-04-2008 04:48 PM

Great gift and postive reflection on your relationship with her. I keep all these kind of treasures.

-- one of HIS many carpenters

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#14 posted 12-04-2008 05:24 PM

Very creative. Job well done Natalya.

-- Tim from Iowa City, IA

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#15 posted 12-04-2008 05:31 PM

There is nothing like a homemade gift from a child to bring smiles to your face whenever you look at it.

-- Dustygirl..Hastings,Ontario.. How much wood can 1 gal chuck if 1 gal can't cut wood?

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