It’s high time I share a few more pictures of my children working (and playing) in my shop space. The following pictures are from the previous year and a half.
All four kids at the bench checking out various tools. The youngest one has some catching up to do, but I think it’s best to start ’em young.
We’re making a marking gauge with a laminated fence. Here is K spreading glue for the lamination.
Boring the hole for the notched dowel, A takes a turn at the brace.
K uses a rasp to round over the top of the fence.
Sometimes, though, it’s more fun to play in the sawdust.
M thinks that making shavings (with mom’s help) is also fascinating.
Little brother R would rather explore the tool chest.
Eggbeater drills are ideal tools for small hands.
The sisters are carefully considering the layout of a carving project.
Making cuts carefully with carving gouges–at 4 and 6 years old, respectively.
I haven’t been building much in the shop lately–except relationships. And that’s the most important thing to build.