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    Building a new house.

    No I'm not moving. I have a client who has request i build her a place of her own. She'll be 5 in august and loves to help her Grampa in the shop so I told her she would have to help. More pictures as the project develops.
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    Last edited by Don Baer; 07-02-2009 at 03:19 AM.
    "There’s a lot of work being done today that doesn’t have any soul in it. The technique may be the utmost perfection, yet it is lifeless. It doesn’t have a soul. I hope my furniture has a soul to it." - Sam Maloof
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    Priceless moments Don. Hope you getting her to design it on a drawing too. Take a look at this site for some neat kiddy ideas. I know they have commercialised it but for kids i still think there are some neat ideas here which of course woodworkers can do themselves.

    http://www.kidscrookedhouse.com/
    cheers

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    Way to go Don!!!!!
    Oh, you got a snake or something climbing up your leg!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathan Shively View Post
    Way to go Don!!!!!
    Oh, you got a snake or something climbing up your leg!
    Thats my son's leg. I was taking the picture. I'm to much of a wuss to get any tats.
    "There’s a lot of work being done today that doesn’t have any soul in it. The technique may be the utmost perfection, yet it is lifeless. It doesn’t have a soul. I hope my furniture has a soul to it." - Sam Maloof
    The Pessimist complains about the wind; The Optimist expects it to change;The Realist adjusts the sails.~ William Arthur Ward

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    My Grandauter couldn't wait to get back to work on her house so she decided to pitch in and help me on a table I am refinishing in the shop. She just walked in picked up the Jack plane and started in to work. Then we got to work finishing the frameing on her house. The other two pics are her checking our work. And yes she actually does make cuirls with the plane. She preferse hand tools to those noisy power tools.
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    Last edited by Don Baer; 07-03-2009 at 03:09 AM.
    "There’s a lot of work being done today that doesn’t have any soul in it. The technique may be the utmost perfection, yet it is lifeless. It doesn’t have a soul. I hope my furniture has a soul to it." - Sam Maloof
    The Pessimist complains about the wind; The Optimist expects it to change;The Realist adjusts the sails.~ William Arthur Ward

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    Lets see... Arizona... it will have insulation and solar panels on the roof, won't it? And a mister system on the eaves?
    Charlie Plesums, Austin Texas
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    good to see that she's making sure everything's square and level

    reminds me of when my twin nephews were that age. they wanted to help with uncle's kayak. i gave them demos of what my power tools could do if used improperly, and they agreed not to touch them. when i cut the plywood skin panels, the one would hold the plywood, while the other swept the sawdust as fast as i made it. when it came time for the fiberglassing, i made sure they knew what the resin smelled like, and if uncle was using what they called the "stinky-stuff", they were to stay away from the garage. they did just that one day, i was working with the fiberglass, and they came out to help, and they stopped 20 ft from the garage door and said "oh, you're working with the stinky-stuff.", and went out to the yard to play.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Plesums View Post
    Lets see... Arizona... it will have insulation and solar panels on the roof, won't it? And a mister system on the eaves?
    Well lets see, her dad woks for awindow company and is getting dual pane windows low e of course. It will sit on my patio which already has a mister system. No all I got to do is figure how to put R-40 insulations into 2 x 2 framed walls..
    "There’s a lot of work being done today that doesn’t have any soul in it. The technique may be the utmost perfection, yet it is lifeless. It doesn’t have a soul. I hope my furniture has a soul to it." - Sam Maloof
    The Pessimist complains about the wind; The Optimist expects it to change;The Realist adjusts the sails.~ William Arthur Ward

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