Pen Making Video (from a 5 year old's point of view)

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Blog entry by tooldad posted 02-12-2010 07:42 AM 2429 reads 1 time favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been making project and safety videos as makeups for my students. My son, Turner, wants to get in on the fun. He actually turns most of the pen. He has helped me with about half a dozen pens or so. He even wants a lathe for Christmas this year! Now that makes a shop teacher dad proud!

See below for updated link if you cannot view this one. (I hope)

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#1 posted 02-12-2010 07:44 AM

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#2 posted 02-12-2010 07:47 AM

probably because of facebook settings. will have to post to youtube then repost. sorry.

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#3 posted 02-12-2010 07:49 AM

Let’s try this. I changed settings so that everyone can see it. My default is only friends on facebook, that probably came through to here. First time embedding a FB video. Sorry. Hope this works.

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#4 posted 02-12-2010 08:37 AM

Wow That is awsome,Good job.

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#5 posted 02-12-2010 04:57 PM

Very cool tooldad.

-- "Never measure......cut as many times as necessary." - PeteMoss

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#6 posted 02-12-2010 05:10 PM

Awesome little actor, you can tell he really loves this.

-- Have thy tools ready. God will find thee work.

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#7 posted 02-12-2010 06:37 PM

How cool is it that you can teach and he is very willing learn the art of turning.
Thanks for sharing

-- Can't never could do anything, to try is to advance.

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#8 posted 02-12-2010 07:16 PM

Are you being serious about your son’s name?

-- "The unexpected, when it happens, generally happens when you least expect it."

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#9 posted 02-12-2010 07:18 PM

What sweet fun. You must be one very proud dad!

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#10 posted 02-12-2010 07:49 PM

Outstanding….I hope my boy will have the same skills in 5 years…..most impressive.

-- Measuring twice and cutting once only works if you read the tape correctly!

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#11 posted 02-12-2010 08:21 PM

Yes, Turner is his name. Since I am a teacher we were trying to find a name that wasn’t associated with any knuckledheads that I may have taught in the past. We were exploring in the name book around Tyler and Travis and my wife saw the name Turner. It was the old lathe turners who made spindles and what not. Modern day translation is woodworker. My wife and I were thinking just how ironic his name comes into this situation with his interest in the lathe.

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#12 posted 02-12-2010 08:30 PM

wow you now have a little sweet shop of your own. lol great video, he turns a good pen

-- I get out in the shop when I can

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#13 posted 02-12-2010 09:23 PM

Without a doubt that is the best video ever!! Amazing job Turner, thanks for showing how it’s done.

-- Every cloud has a silver lining

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#14 posted 02-13-2010 01:26 PM

Great video enjoyed it. I believe the future of Lumberjocks and our craft, is still alive if everyone was like your son. You can really tell he enjoys being out there with you. Keep it up he will turn out to be a fine man..

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

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#15 posted 02-14-2010 02:37 AM

Outstanding! Kids got talent. A Norm in the making.

-- Better woodworking through old hand tools.

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