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My son has been wanting to build a light for a while now. We just finally had some left over cherry that we could use. He found a picture on the internet he wanted to use and did all the measurements. He was able to feed the planer, mark out all of the cuts, use the drill press, and help with the sanding.
He's a little too energetic to use the table saw and router so I helped him with those but otherwise it was all him. He very much did not want to put a finish on the cherry. I tried to talk him into it but that was a no-go. He wanted to use the light right then. It is completely disassemble-able so maybe in the future we will finish it. But he loves it now.

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It is great that you are introducing him at an early age.
 

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Nice idea. Very nice job.
 

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What a great way to introduce your son into woodworking. Hopefully he'll catch the "bug". Growing up when my friends were getting electronic gadgets as gifts that would wear out or become obsolete quickly, I would get tools as gifts. I still have my Craftsman router from 1975. Very practical lamp.
 

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man i love to see young kids get into woodworking,so much better than playing video games all day, and he learns real skills that will pay off throughout his lifetime.tell him great job and keep it going. 😃
 

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Nice lamp. Tell him he did fine work, and to remember that feeling.
 

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He did a great job! I love the adjustability of it. What kind of light is used?
 

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Thanks all! I am proud of him and his abily to work through mistakes. I told him that's life, gotta learn everyday.
It's a soft white led bulb. To me it looks yellow, but that's what he wanted so it doesn't hurt his eyes when reading in bed.
 
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