My daughter takes a turn

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Project by clieb91 posted 12-18-2011 08:18 PM 2608 views 0 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well it is official everyone in my house has made pens to give as Christmas gifts including my daughter. She asked if she could turn some pens for her teachers this year. I did the roughing on these and then she jumped in to help for the rest of the process. This is the first pens she has made at home with just me to assist her, she had some help at a Turn for the Troops event and also last year’s Woodworking Show. As always I loved spending time with her in the shop and I am sure we will be making more. She has a Purple Heart blank picked out that she would like to have as a pen.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

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

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#1 posted 12-18-2011 08:30 PM

Awesome, another future woodworker.

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#2 posted 12-18-2011 08:35 PM

Great fun ,how much fun that must have been for both of you. Your daughters a real cutie. Pass on my WELL DONE to her and your a great dad. I love to see post like these.


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#3 posted 12-18-2011 10:15 PM

One of the best posts today. Nothing better than hanging with your little girl congrats to you! Tell her great job form Blondie and I !!!!!!!!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#4 posted 12-18-2011 11:00 PM

super thing for you all to share, great that you take the time, she well always have it as a memory…”You did yourself proud”

-- "older I get, the more fun I have"

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#5 posted 12-19-2011 12:27 AM

Fantastic! Hope you can afford to buy her her own lathe as you know how addictive it is. LOL

-- Gary, Indianapolis

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#6 posted 12-19-2011 12:33 AM

She looks like she had a blast..

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#7 posted 12-19-2011 01:33 AM

I hope she will continue on, great way to involve her. By the way, does her mother know she is handling sharp instruments

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

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#8 posted 12-19-2011 03:18 AM

Thanks for all the comments, I will certainly pass the on to my daughter. She is 5 right now and I am hoping to continue to keep her involved in the shop as long as I can.
Norman as to her mom, yep she is encouraging it. The two links will take you to pens she got help on when she was 4 :). Plus my wife likes turning them as well, so she knows what the process entails.


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

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#9 posted 12-19-2011 03:19 AM

Tell her she did a great job. Nice looking pens.

-- 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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#10 posted 12-19-2011 03:46 AM

The pens are great !!! What is greater is the memories you’re creating with her. Neither of you will ever forget them..
I also like to see post like these.. Thanks for sharing and Merry Christmas to you and your family.

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#11 posted 12-19-2011 03:48 AM

Good job taking her to the shop dad! Looks like she did a very nice job.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#12 posted 12-19-2011 05:20 AM

I have a new grandson just two days old. I cannot waitto get him in the shop. The problem is I am 73 years old. Well, I guess I will have to lie about my age.

It is good to start them while they are young.

-- "When we build, let us think we build forever." John Ruskin

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#13 posted 12-19-2011 04:22 PM

awesome man, I can’t wait to get mine in the shop (2 1/2 & 4 1/2)

-- I came, I was conquered, I was born again. ἵνα ὦσιν ἓν

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#14 posted 12-19-2011 04:33 PM

Way to go, Dad, and your daughter too.


-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#15 posted 12-19-2011 09:18 PM

Hey! Way to go Goddaughter! Proud of you!

-- PAI

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