Thursday, January 21, 2010

Shop Apprentice

Well, I haven't been out in the shop much lately, but I did sign on an apprentice to help with the back-log of work.

Here he is organizing some scrap wood:

He's quite the quick study - giving orders already:


  1. Wow, he's getting big! He'll be sweeping floors and flattening boards in no time. :o)

  2. I think it's time for a bench of his own there Dan! It's nice having apprentices in the shop ;)!

  3. Having a 3 and a 5 year old myself, there's nothing I enjoy more than the company of kids when they venture into the woodshop for a visit. Always curious and eager to learn.(that and the fact that my 3 year old daughter decided that sweeping daddy's floor is 'fun'!) She just picked up my bench brush and a little dustpan and will easily spend 20 minutes sweeping up the shavings into a nice pile in the corner...
    hey, who am I to tell her the difference? - ;)

  4. Kari - I know! Where does the time go? And the way he uses that dust brush, I think it might be more like flattening the floor!

    Bob - I think he's already claimed the saw bench as his... I'm gonna need a bigger shop.

    Tom - Teague thinks sweeping is fun too, but he doesn't have the neat pile thing down yet. His goal is more like "even distribution." :)

  5. John from Jackson, miJanuary 25, 2010 at 6:15 PM

    Fantastic, When my kids were that age they wanted to help. In a year or so, not so much.
    Enjoy them!

  6. John - I know, he is growing so fast, it's kind of bittersweet...


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