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I had wanted to work on shop furniture this weekend, but lack of sleep meant putting it on hold again. My 5 year old asked me from the moment she woke up to do woodworking with me today since I had mentioned making a shop cart.

On a whim, we went to the backyard to look for some twigs and tree branches that I had cut last year and asked her to make a project. She chose a toy car and cut the body with a pull saw. She also drilled the holes for the wheels with a hand drill. Since she chose to use axle pegs, I helped her to drill the car body holes on the drill press.

All and all, a fun 30 minutes with my kid (and she did most of the work)! She loved the project, drew a happy smile :), and raced it around the garage! This beats working on any shop furniture and a great way to end the long weekend.

-- helen

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#1 posted 01-21-2014 04:30 AM

Your 5 year old is a woodworker in the making…hell, perhaps she already is. Great day in the shop DAD.

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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Alexey Khasyanov

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#2 posted 01-21-2014 05:46 AM


-- @alexey_Khasyanov

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#3 posted 01-21-2014 07:18 AM

Great work!

-- Dreaming patterns

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#4 posted 01-21-2014 01:15 PM

Doing woodworking projects with kids is always fun, she is the future of woodworking

-- steve, simple and effective

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#5 posted 01-21-2014 01:24 PM

Spending time in the wood shop with my kid is the best times I have.

-- A man can never have enough tools. Now where did I put that hammer?

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#6 posted 01-21-2014 03:19 PM

It’s great that you and your daughter work together, I hope that it continues when she is older. Always better for talking when you have something in common.

-- Bob Kassmeyer, Nebraska

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#7 posted 01-21-2014 04:11 PM

Way to go, Dad. She will always remember things like that.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#8 posted 01-21-2014 09:22 PM

AWESOME! I would say that was 30 minutes well spent.


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

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#9 posted 01-21-2014 10:31 PM

Thanks guys!!! heheh, mom here ;) I’m hoping both kids will pick up woodworking early, in this day and age, too much electronics going on!!

-- helen

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#10 posted 01-21-2014 11:07 PM

Way to go Dad! You da man!

-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16

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#11 posted 01-21-2014 11:13 PM

I think that “Log wagon” may have been featured in the Flintstones movie! :-)
Good job MOM…and daughter.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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#12 posted 01-22-2014 12:14 AM

Sorry MOM. This is something my wife would have done when our kids were young…a thousand years ago I believe. In fact she may have made them…a Girl Scout leader for about 10 year she gave her enough time.

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#13 posted 10-18-2015 09:46 PM

How rustically cool. Great project to get your daughter involved in!!.

Cheers, Jim

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

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