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    Passing It On

    My seven year old came out the other day while was doing a bit of clean up and asked if he could turn a pen. How does dad resist? This was not his first pen, but dad let him do a bit more of the turning on his own. Yep, we had to use 5 blanks to get 2 barrels, but that's ok. It is worth a bunch more blanks if he'll catch the bug. Anyway, he's pretty proud of his pen and dad's pretty proud of his boy.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Christopher Turning His Pen (600 x 450).jpg   Christopher's Pen (600 x 450).jpg   Close up of Christopher's pen (600 x 450) (450 x 338).jpg  
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    What a great looking pen and you can see just how proud your son is of the pen. Nothing can ever top the time spent with our kids. Well done!
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    That second picture says it all, Doug.
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    Very well done indeed Doug, and Doug's son
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    Kids will mimic our actions, please wear your safety glasses.
    Christopher looks proud and should be. Wonderful pen. Great craftsmanship.
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    teach them while yu can they change there minds fast..
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    Congratulations on getting your son involved with you. That's a great thing to do and will mean even more to you as he gets older.
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    Doug, you should be a proud daddy, you did good!
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    I bet he's bragging it up big at school today!!! Congrats Dad!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathan Shively View Post
    Kids will mimic our actions, please wear your safety glasses.
    Christopher looks proud and should be. Wonderful pen. Great craftsmanship.
    Jonathan, you are absolutely right. He wants to wear the safety glasses because I use a full face shield. He can't wear the shield because of his head size. It just doesn't fit him. So, the glasses have to do for now.

    Quote Originally Posted by Royall Clark View Post
    I bet he's bragging it up big at school today!!! Congrats Dad!!
    Royal, there is no bragging at school because school is out. He did take it to church yesterday and show it off to anyone who would stop and listen. He likes to show off new things anyway, but that he turned it really tops the cake. He's still all smiles and ready to turn another one soon.
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