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Project by jamsomito posted 06-19-2021 06:27 PM 797 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Having just wrapped up a big stressful project, I wanted to have some fun in the shop. I also really want to teach my boys the joys of woodworking, working with your hands, problem solving, and creating. Well the stars aligned and they actually showed some interest today so we spent the morning in the shop and had a lot of fun!

Oldest boy’s bot was “Pokey 200.” He’s a dog relaxing on the ground, but don’t let that fool you. It has a laser nose, ejectable bomb ears, a cannon tail, and a level on its back for precise targeting.

Middle boy’s bot was “Laserman 2000.” He has laser eyes, a laser nose, and mega-ultra-2000-infinity arm lasers.

Dad’s was “Dad Bot 9000.” He’s got an anti-laser, anti-bomb ear, anti-cannon tail force field generator onboard, and a secret spinny bow-tie attack that wins every time – to be used in emergencies only.

I let the kids do some simple cuts on the band saw and some shaping on the edge sander, with lots of supervision (so not many photos of that obviously). These boys are messy, full of energy, hard to focus, and a joy to be around. They’re proud of their creations, and I’m proud of that. Everyone had a great time on this project, and I’m sure they’ll have fun destroying these in due time. Then we can make some more :)





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#1 posted 06-19-2021 06:51 PM

very cute GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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#2 posted 06-19-2021 07:07 PM

Great little projects.

-- Ken, Chestermere

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#3 posted 06-19-2021 07:53 PM

What fun!

-- John D, OP, KS

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#4 posted 06-19-2021 08:06 PM

WOW !!!

Really impressed with those builds . . .

Love the creativity and then choice of materials at hand . . .That’s thinking outside the box . . .

Those characters have so much personaliy, like Wally…lol…Just great ! ! !

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

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#5 posted 06-19-2021 10:30 PM

Thanks everyone!


WOW !!! Really impressed with those builds . . . Love the creativity and then choice of materials at hand . . .That s thinking outside the box . . . Those characters have so much personaliy, like Wally…lol…Just great ! ! !

- mtnwild

Haha, yes they were lots of fun to build. I’m a self diagnosed hoarder (kidding, but maybe not). I save all the extra hardware from IKEA nightstands, TV mounts, etc. And it’s a bunch of stuff that’s perfect for this. Not to mention the scrap wood that I’ll use, someday, lol.

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#6 posted 06-20-2021 02:22 AM

Very cute, and a great time with the kids in the shop!

-- Steven.......Random Orbital Nailer

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#7 posted 06-22-2021 10:33 AM

Well done.

-- Don't outsmart your common sense

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#8 posted 06-24-2021 01:56 AM

Well done dad!

-- Matthew 13:53-58

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