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    Hi Folks, long time since I've been here. Works had me pretty much tied up and all. Have had some time to start a project lately and have my 4 yr old son give me some help. Never to young to start. Still needs step by step but eager to learn under strict supervision.

    Some day, maybe someone will let me use a machine were I need a step ladder to reach the controls Last couple days he's been making bushings and helping with threads for a reloading press we are working on.

    Thought some of you people may enjoy the photo's.

    Cheers, Bob

  • #2
    it does look like he's paying attention. . . . . i think its great to get the young ones involved, no matter how small the involvment. or what its involve in. . . . .

    i got my young son involved with woodwork, machining, old car restoration and anything else i thought he could absorbe at a young age. then i introduced him to karate, and that, was absolute the best, best, thing i could do for him. talk about self reliance ? holy crap. and everything else just fell into place for him. . . .

    now he;s a music major at one of the best universitys around, with the best teachers around, and he is so well rounded that there will be no reason in the world for him to not be able to get a job doing something , somewhere, no matter what ever happens to our economy.

    damn, im a proud dad too !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    • #3
      Long time no type,welcome back!

      Good on ya teaching your son.Just think,in a few years when his friends are pratting on about video games he can get those same blank stares we're all used to when we talk to our friends about single point threading
      I just need one more tool,just one!


      • #4
        Looks good with the kid.

        Did you ever figure out where the power was going?
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        • #5
          Yup, makes me very proud.
          Never did find out, Isolated it to one switch but it feeds 3 buildings. Could be anywhere in the buried lines or dry transformers/buildings. Didn't get the budget for the data logging equipment.
          Cheers, Bob


          • #6
            Start them early

            Her's my 4yo GD earning her pocket money.

            She also turned a new striker for a musical triangle on the lathe.
            I've even had my 2yo GS sorting a box of mixed screws into 'large' ones & 'small' ones.
            Get 'em working i say.
            What you say & what people hear is not always the same thing.


            • #7
              Right on! Save and a hair cut- 2 bits..
              Cheers, Bob


              • #8
                Bob, make sure he knows that chuck will bite. Wish I had someone that was interested. Peter
                The difficult done right away. the impossible takes a little time.


                • #9
                  I can remember when my dad first paid my a dime for each "lift-a-dot leather" (small leather pad that goes under the prongs of these snaps we use at the canvas shop) that I made. When I don't have school, I sometimes still go there and make them, and help with other aspects.