Not My Coffee Table Project


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I started a new project/adventure yesterday.  Of the four, my 10 year old grand daughter is the grand kid that has always shown the desire to learn woodworking, she is also the youngest.   The intelli

Okay, the last day started off by attaching the figure 8's to the base. Then center punching for the screw hole in the top.  Then drilling and pre-threading the holes in the top.

Today she started off by adding a small chamfer to the bottom edge of the table top. First some practice with a piece of scrap. Then on to the actual top. Then it was 

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You need to have these pics printed and framed! What an inspiration. You gotta be one proud granddad! As I’m sure you are of all of your grandkids. Well done Chet! 

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2 hours ago, treeslayer said:

I wonder if Chet has thought of his  future bills for tools for her, at least she will be easy to buy Christmas gifts for 

Well right now the other three grand kids haven't really had the same interest as she has, so right now she stands first in line to take over the shop when I leave this earth for better things.:)

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2 hours ago, Chet said:

We heard through the grape vine from the college that on a couple of occasions our daughter informed the instructor that "there was a safer way to do that". 

How long ago was back then. I find that uncovered stuff from the past can become pleasant and fun conversation. You might let your daughter know what you heard on the grapevine. There might be a few laughs...

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33 minutes ago, curlyoak said:

You might let your daughter know what you heard on the grapevine. There might be a few laughs...

She heard all about it through her faculty advisor who is the same person that told us.  She graduated from college in 1999.

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This is an awesome opportunity for both of you. I'm so happy you get to have this with her and to share your knowledge and passion with her.

I didn't have any kids and my stepdaughter is more interested in girls so my chance for grandkids is not looking good, so I'm extra happy to see this thread :)

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