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I'm introducing my granddaughter to woodworking. The project is a doll sized Adirondack chair. I cut out the arms, legs etc. on the scrollsaw. She sanded the parts and I helped her glue them together. I wanted her to use the scrollsaw herself so I set up a sliding table with a stop for cutting the seat slats and back slats to length. This is a safe way to allow her to get familiar with the scrollsaw. She is loving it. Me too. :)

Phil

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precious time well spent phil.hopefully it will turn into a lifelong hobby.
 

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I really believe time spent with the kids and grandkids during their youth is the memories they will look back on later in life. They will remember you and the time together.
 

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I really believe time spent with the kids and grandkids during their youth is the memories they will look back on later in life. They will remember you and the time together.

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+1 i know i do.
 

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My own childhood experiences were in my grandpa's shop, but the teacher was my uncle, a single adult at the time. He later got married and I helped him build his first house when I was fifteen.
 

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My own childhood experiences were in my grandpa's shop, but the teacher was my uncle, a single adult at the time. He later got married and I helped him build his first house when I was fifteen.
 

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Good for you Grandpa. I hope I can get my grandsons interested in wood working.
 

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Sweet. And very nice outcome. Looks great.
 

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Nice work Phill277 on the project and the family connections.
 

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I really believe time spent with the kids and grandkids during their youth is the memories they will look back on later in life. They will remember you and the time together.

- 987Ron

+1 i know i do.

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Make that +2…but I'm pretty sure that sentiment is shared by most of us here. Cherished moment, and hopefully the beginning of many more to come. I kind of think in some ways some of the better parenting actually comes from the grandparents. Less job stress…more time to spend…the experience raising your own children provides a patience and connection that can be harder to achieve earlier in life. Or so I believe. Still waiting for the opportunity to be a grandfather myself!

Nicely done!
 

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I'm so glad I posted this project with my granddaughter. The responses from everyone are very heartwarming. You have made my week. :)

Phil
 

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That ain't a grand daughter, that's a chair! All kidding aside, it's really nice to see that the manual crafts that we enjoy are being passed down to the younger folks. I'd bet money that that little chair will follow your grand daughter throughout her life, as a memory of her time in the shop with you.
 

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You're makin' me cry, man!

My 6-year-old son and his 9-year-old brother were just now begging me to go back to work with me after lunch.

It's not just the shop.

-Paul
 

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That ain t a grand daughter, that s a chair! All kidding aside, it s really nice to see that the manual crafts that we enjoy are being passed down to the younger folks. I d bet money that that little chair will follow your grand daughter throughout her life, as a memory of her time in the shop with you.

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You are right. my granddaughter is much cuter. :)

Phil
 

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Nothing is more special than a granddad working in the shop with a grandchild building memories for a lifetime! Nice work on the project!
 
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