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    This summer, at her request, I began teaching my 8 1/2 year old granddaughter how to scroll. Here are the latest two projects which she completed this weekend when we were able to get her, both Sat. and Sun. afternoon, without her parents being with her. Both are made of 3/4" straight grained pine and were cut with #5 RT blades. Big enough to withstand the rough turning of an almost 9 year old and small enough to cut some detail. The Delta was run at about 1/2 speed, with the holddown in use, to give her more control. The were Hanukkah presents for mommy and daddy but given to them this weekend.

    The cow tissue box was cut and sanded two weeks ago but glued up and painted on Saturday afternoon. The pattern is from Meisel. We first planned the gluing and painting sequence, then with minimal help from me, mostly holding the clamps in place and opening acrylic craft paint bottles, she completed the project. Mommy loves cows.

    She had also requested an I Love Daddy present with her picture. I designed one two weeks ago, but she didn't like it when I showed it to her on Saturday so I redesigned it for Sunday. It was cut and painted by her Sunday afternoon and given to daddy on Sunday evening when we brought her home. She threaded the blades for the internal cuts and used my sanding mop on the drill press to ease the edges. At first she didn't want to use it but after she was through, she said "that was much easier and faster than doing it by hand the was I did the others. Can we use it on other projects?" Of course I said yes.

    Thanks for viewing her work. I am super proud of her.

    george

    tissue cow.jpgi love daddy.jpg
    A day without sawdust is a day without sunshine.
    George

    delta 650, hawk G426

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    Very nice. I am sure her mommy and daddy will love them!

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    • #3
      Great stuff, wish I had that sort of encouragemet when I was younger. ou all should be very proud. Your Daughter for what she has achieved and having a Dad who is willing to teach yer and trust her with the tools, and yourself for having a Daughter who is talented and willing to learn. And mum has got to be proud of the two of you for the same reasons.

      Tell her well done, and well done Dad <----- hehe sorry, Grandad I should have said.
      Last edited by Sunlion; 12-19-2011, 11:09 AM. Reason: edited to add an extra generation :)
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      • #4
        Great job grandpa....she did a pretty good job too!
        "Still Montana Mike"

        "Don't worry about old age--it doesn't last that long."
        Mike's Wood-n-Things LLC

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        • #5
          Very nice! I bet mom and dad will love her projects she did for them.
          Good learning experience for her and she will only continue to get better and better.
          Maybe she will continue to like doing it.

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          • #6
            George,

            How wonderful! She did a good job on those and I know Mom and Dad were tickled pink to receive them.

            Way to go, Grandpa! The times spent in the shop with you are so very special and she will always treasure them, I know.

            Nancy in AZ
            A clean house is a sign of a broken scroll saw!

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            • #7
              Wonderful time spent together! You are both very lucky.
              DeWalt 788

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              • #8
                Good job with the teaching/coaching grandpa!!! What great memories to cherish and I like her strong will to do what she wanted...great girl power - lol! Hopefully you have her hooked for years to come and she will continue scrolling with grandpa...so much better than a video game! She did a wonderful job and I know mom and dad will cherish the gifts for years to come.
                ~ Kim

                A day in my shop is like a day at the beach...full of sunshine and ya never know where the sawdust may end up!

                www.gonecoastalart.com

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                • #9
                  Thanks for all the kind and encouraging words folks. I will pass them on to her. She will be staying with us all of next week so maybe another project or two is in the offing. If not, just her presence in the house brings us joy...not much rest, but joy. Mommy jumped up and down with joy and daddy almost cried when she gave them their presents.

                  george
                  A day without sawdust is a day without sunshine.
                  George

                  delta 650, hawk G426

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