Daddy daughter shop time!

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Project by overocker posted 09-08-2017 02:20 AM 1465 views 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These walnut and cherry long grain cutting boards were designed by my 9 year old daughter!

Not only did she do the design work; she helped me with the glue ups, clamping, and building the custom jig to mill the handles.

My daughter has decided to give these four away as gifts!

Not much beats shop time with my kids!

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#1 posted 09-08-2017 05:40 AM

The smiling face was my attractor.
A most welcome visitor in the workshop anytime!!

Please pass on my congratulations !! and keep up the good work. I bet the people she gives them away to cannot raise a similar smile!!

Not much beats shop time with my kids! I can only agree

-- Regards Rob

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#2 posted 09-08-2017 11:18 AM

Very nice cutting boards. It is good to start woodworkers young so they can enjoy making things. it builds their creativity.
She sure look happy with her final products!!

I had my granddaughters in the shop when they were young..then they got older and discovered boys!!

cheers, Jim

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

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#3 posted 09-08-2017 12:59 PM

Beautiful tell your daughter nice work! You must be very proud!

-- Ray Vanderpool

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#4 posted 09-08-2017 01:36 PM

Way to go!!

-- Pete

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#5 posted 09-08-2017 02:00 PM

These boards turned out beautifully.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#6 posted 09-08-2017 02:16 PM

Beautiful…I like the color combinations.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#7 posted 09-08-2017 03:42 PM

Someone looks like they had fun…

Great job!

-- Matt -- I yam what I yam and that's all what I yam

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#8 posted 09-08-2017 03:59 PM

Congratulations on doing a great job of parenting. I’m confident that kids who grow up with these kinds of skills will have a real leg up when they become adults, because of knowing how to work with their hands and figure out things that aren’t just “copy and paste”.

For more woodworking the kids can easily and safely do, may I suggest looking at some “wood threading kits”. A couple of simple tools can get them very hands-on very quickly making really neat furniture or toys.

-- I'd rather be a hammer than a nail

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#9 posted 09-08-2017 05:51 PM

very cool hopefully that will turn into a lifetime love afair with wood working,so nice to see kids doing something other than poking buttons on a cell phone.give your daughter a high five and congratulations from me,nice job.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#10 posted 09-08-2017 06:11 PM

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#11 posted 09-09-2017 01:37 AM

Very nice! Great experience for your daughter. And to read that she wants to give these away as gifts…well, that is just great too!!

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#12 posted 09-09-2017 11:12 AM

It looks like a LumberLass is born -

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#13 posted 09-09-2017 12:31 PM

Thank you for all the kind comments. I shared them with my daughter last night and she was beaming with excitement. Then we looked at a map and she realized that her project was seen all around the world.

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#14 posted 09-10-2017 09:51 PM

All around kinda girl. Hope she keeps up with the woodworking projects

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

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#15 posted 09-14-2017 08:23 PM

Great looking project—cutting board’s not bad either!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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