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Thread: One small step for man one giant leap for a 16 year old

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    GTA Ontario Canada

    One small step for man one giant leap for a 16 year old

    Well i got great news and picture will follow as soon as i get it.

    There is hope yet
    My son suprised today when he came home from school with a picture of a box he is making at school. He used the word rebate in the correct tense and meaning and went on to show he knew what it was. Then showed me a picture of a box with finger joints he said he made. I had to take a double take cause i aint even made one with finger joints myself. Being the skeptical old man ( with an acute knowledge of this guys ability to tell a story) i said so how did you do it? on the table saw with dado?, no he said I set up the router.
    To which i said very cool how do you do that. Well he explained the whole setup to a T i was just checking to see if he had or the teacher had but he had alright. I think he thought he was in interrogation with the secret police so he was in fess up mode.

    I gotta say it made me very happy to see this progress. I told him so and now i could nearly

    When i tell his grandfather about this there will be loads of smiles and happiness and i am sure if his great grandfather could see him he would be even happier that the hands have been passed down.

    Of course when i asked about use it was targeted at keeping the Xbox and it accessories safe but i dont mind that now.

    I will sleep like a baby tonight after this news.

  2. #2
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    May 2007
    Kansas City, Missouri
    Very cool Rob! Got to make you a proud daddy.

    To a small child, the perfect granddad is unafraid of big dogs and fierce storms but absolutely terrified of the word “boo.” – Robert Brault

  3. #3
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    Sep 2007
    Plainwell, Michigan
    can't wait for the PICS

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    Jul 2009
    Amherst, New Hampshire
    Faith, Hope & Charity

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    Aug 2007
    Reno NV
    And now you are going to have to share your shop with him!

  6. #6
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    May 2007
    Thomasville, GA
    Fantastic, Rob!
    Bill Arnold
    Citizen of Texas residing in Georgia.
    NRA Life Member
    Member of Mensa
    Live every day like it's your last, but don't forget to stop and smell the roses.

  7. #7
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    Dec 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    Chinese Proverb: Man who eats many prunes gets good run for the money.

  8. #8
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    Jun 2007
    Oceanside, So. Calif. 5 mi. to the ocean
    Isn't it FUN!


    First of all you have to be smarter than the machine.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Quote Originally Posted by Brent Dowell View Post
    And now you are going to have to share your shop with him!
    And we all know what that means.
    The sharpest chisel in the shop will be used for scraping glue. Or better yet driven through a 16P nail embedded in that piece of wood he is using.
    That really fancy wood hidden on the top shelf will be ripped up and used for waster blocks to glue up a pine table top.
    Than there is the day you go out and find all 60 of the teeth on that high end blade on the table saw are gone. To than find out he ripped up a bunch of nail embedded 2x for a project.
    Oh yes the fun has begun
    Rob "where is the Rob Cosman dove tail saw?"
    Son "Um I don't know"
    Rob when was the last time you used it"
    Son" Um ah last week out at the tree house"
    Rob" Is it still out in the tree house"
    Son" I'll go check"
    10 minutes later son comes back with a rusty object that kinda looks like a saw. "Is this it"
    Rob turns red and passes out
    It could be worse You could be on fire.
    Stupid hurts.

  10. #10
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    Jun 2010
    Vancouver Island, Courtenay/Comox Valley, British Columbia
    Good for you, Rob. They do get through that teen phase, and some come out quite good on the other side.
    AKA Young Grasshopper Woodworker
    AKA The Rookie

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