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    A Little Flatwork

    Here is a toy skid loader that I made for my six year old Grandson. trying to lure him into the hobby, and it seems to be working. He helped on some of the parts.
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    Oh boy thats a beauty wish i had you for a grandpa. Looks too good to go out and get sand on it. Like your sneaky approach hope it succeeds.

    Well done man!!!

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    That is very cool, Charles. Here's wishing you the best in getting your grandson pulled into the hobby. I was about that age when my granddad started having me do a few tasks in the shop with him. I still have the first real project we built together.
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    Really nice. great experience for the both of you My grand daughter, now 6, has been helping out in the shop for several years. She even has her own set of tools. Gotta love it
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    Very cool Charles, great way to spend time with the grandson too.
    Darren

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    BEAUTIFUL! What else is there to say?

    Enjoy,

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    way to go grandpa,, wish i had one that took time with me like that..
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    Beautiful. I wish I had one of those when I was young. Heck! I wish I had one now.
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    Nice job Charles and it looks like a fun project there Grandpa
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    Thanks everybody, he took it home today, now he's scouring the magazines for another plan, looks like there might be another build in the near future. Wood magazine has a series of these construction toys.

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