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Noggsy

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So, I’ve done a couple of cooking lessons with both my 4 and my 6 year old and that went pretty well (mushroom soup, since you asked). So I thought I’d try my hand at what used to be called CDT when I was at school. My lad, who’s 4, wanted to learn to build a fire, so that’s what we did, after I’d made a suitably long-handled tool for splitting kindling :?

Then my lass asked for us to make a stool, which I thought was a great idea. ‘What shape would you like the top love?’ I asked, hoping she would say ‘round’ Daddy, like all the other stools in the workshop and house. But no, ‘hexagonal’ she said. A quick google to confirm that the interior angles are still 60 degrees and we were off. A great little project to explain the importance of laying out properly and how you mark off angles etc. She did well.

‘Would you like it to be dished or flat love?’ I asked, emphasising the word ‘flat’. ‘Oh, dished please daddy’ she said. Of course she did.

That took us to the inshave and the importance of sharpening. It’s been a while, but I’ll remember how to put pictures in shortly and come back to you.

Teachers don’t get paid nearly enough.
 

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Teachers don’t get paid nearly enough.
teacher would have given her a plan showing round, flat seat. :lol:
Haven't you learned yet? Never give a woman a choice and girls are little women from the day they're born unlike lads who never grow into adults.
 

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Lons":25snuvom said:
Teachers don’t get paid nearly enough.
teacher would have given her a plan showing round, flat seat. :lol:
Haven't you learned yet? Never give a woman a choice and girls are little women from the day they're born unlike lads who never grow into adults.
That teachers are underpaid, overworked and underappreciated is one of the immutable natural laws, like death or taxes.

Very cool stool.
 

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I bet she is well chuffed :p
I think daddy may have a new apprentice/competition in the near future
 

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In a previous life, I helped my 14-year-old nephew to make a Shaker step stool and a Shaker round table. He did both jobs very well. I remember being absolutely knackered after two days with him (and I was, once, a very poor "proper" teacher).

I don't see him these days, well, you know, Life and all that, but very occasionally get a nudge, usually birthdays, on FB.

I know that now, more than a decade on, he still values, and is proud of (rightly so), his teenage projects.

I hope that your daughter takes that stool with her throughout her life, it is a wonderful project.

Good job, Noggsy, good job.
 

Noggsy

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Thanks Steve. Hope things are well with you mate.

Regards,

Mark
 

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Superb project and a great way to spend time with your kids.
Mine are 19 and 17 and although they wouldn't dream of stepping for in the workshop now, I think they remember a few of our previous efforts together.

Beautiful stool, (luckily, otherwise her brother would take great delight in applying his new fire lighting skills!!)

Now your missus is under pressure to catch favourite parent :D
 

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What Steve said is spot on Noggsy, she'll never forget that project.

My kids have a couple of enduring memories, son now late thirties often harks back to the project table he made for his school project using my Kity K5 under minimal supervision for safety whilst my daughter who was about 6 at the time still remembers running from the workshop to tell her mother that " daddy said that word" :roll: It was only bug*er btw which I think showed great restraint after bashing a thumb! :lol:

Precious days, enjoy them while the kids are young.
 

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