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Project by momiji posted 05-15-2010 05:38 PM 2221 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Nothing fancy at first sight. But what if I told you that my 11 years old nephew, without any supervision, from a projects book he received for Christmas built this table? I am impressed. He’s showing a lot of potential, don’t you think?

I had only showed him security protocols with tools, in my shop. I never showed him how to build anything but I guess I found my Padawan learner…

Any encouragement is welcome and will be sent to him.


-- Ah! The loving smell of heated Acer Saccharum...

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Roger Clark aka Rex

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#1 posted 05-15-2010 05:46 PM

Your nephew certainly has a growing talent and this first project is very impressive and I bet he is very proud of it, and he should be. It is so nice to see a lad using his brains and developing useful skills. Your nephew may be your competition in the future, better watch out, he’s good.

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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#2 posted 05-15-2010 05:53 PM

Great first project, it not only looks good, but I am sure you will be able to use it for quite a few years. Keep
up the good work, and while future projects may get fancier, this first project will always be there to show you
that you can finish what you start. May you have many happy years making sawdust. You are in good company.

-- As ever, Gus-the 83 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#3 posted 05-15-2010 06:17 PM

Sure do wish he was closer. I would definitly offer him a part time job in my shop building outdoor furniture. I’ve had plenty of older folks work for me in the past that couldn’t do near as good of a job as this young man. Tell him if he keeps this up he will never have to worry about making a living. This talent he will be able to use the rest of his life. Look forward to see more of his work. He needs to join lumber jocks he is a woodworker just like anyone else here. Looking forward to see more of his great work!!!!!!!!!!

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#4 posted 05-15-2010 06:19 PM

That’s the beginning of a great life in woodworking


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#5 posted 05-15-2010 08:20 PM

Good job…...
Really nice, keep on going.

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#6 posted 05-16-2010 02:27 PM

That is the sing of a sharp mind good hands and a will to get-r-done :)

I think he needs a tool box now.

-- "so much to learn and so little time"..

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#7 posted 05-16-2010 03:27 PM

Great job!!! Great to see some of that age being creative using their mind and their hands. Looking forward to seeing posts of his future work.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#8 posted 05-16-2010 06:30 PM

so great to see your nephew getting into woodworking

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#9 posted 05-17-2010 01:56 PM

I am happy for you & your nephew, that this project was built so well. It’s great to have so many new LJ’s in this age group.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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#10 posted 06-10-2010 05:20 AM

A great looking table and good on you for allowing him to use your shop. I look forward to seeing his next project. I second built2last’s comment on signing the lad up to join LJs.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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