Monday, April 20, 2009

Woodworking Weekend (part 2)

After coming home from my first San Joaquin Fine Woodworkers Association meeting I was talking with my youngest son (Josh) who had gone to the meeting with me. Josh had never really been interested in my woodworking. Now he was talking about it. In case you don’t know, I primarily work with a scroll saw. And now that I have two, I asked Josh if he would like to give it a try. And to my shock, he said yes. After picking my jaw up off the ground I had to think of a good starter pattern. Then I remembered a post on Steve Good’s site about this pattern so I showed it to Josh and he said he liked it.
After printing a couple of copies it was out to “my office” also known as the patio/workshop. I set up my old Ryobi saw and showed him all the different part and what they did. We glued the patterns to the wood and got started. We stopped a few hours later (9:00 PM) do to the noise we were making and the respect for our neighbors. The next afternoon we were back at it. After finishing the cuts on that one, Josh wanted to try this pattern
Please note: being the nice dad I try to be, I let him make some of his cuts on the DeWalt. And to my shock he preferred the Ryobi (kids…what can you do).

So I think I might have a partner in my little shop now. I can’t tell you how proud and excited I am at the possibility of spending time with one of my sons in the shop! I have been very blessed with wonderful children! I have added some pictures of Josh working and his first piece (still needs to be sanded and stained).

For more patterns by Steve Good, please go by his website and make a donation if you can, as Steve asks nothing for the use of his patterns. To see the complete catalog of patterns go to

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