On Mon, 26 Jan 2004 02:39:01 GMT, "James D Kountz"
|Well today was a great day in the shop. I'm working on my own version of a
|plunge router raiser for the router table. I was threading rods and bolts
|and nuts and nothing was working. Things broke, nuts stripped out on me and
|all in all the plan went belly up. The good part? My son (7) came out to the
|shop and after diverting my attention away from the failed router raiser, we
|took some scraps and built a bird house. Yes a simple bird house. Who would
|have thought that such a simple project could bring me such great joy. As I
|watched his eyes come alive with amazement at the pieces being cut, the
|gluing and the nailing I was in a real happy place. I even let him shoot the
|brads in with a nail gun. Well, actually I help and positioned the gun he
|just pulled the trigger, but to him it was the coolest thing in the world. I
|bet the thing never comes apart since there's about 100 1 1/4" brads in it!!
|Not to mention half a pint of titebond II. My my. Anyway, after assembly
|came the paint. I found some red spray paint and let me tell you when he got
|ahold of that can, the fun was on my friends! The bird house is red, as is
|part of my workbench, his fingers and the bill of the hat I was wearing.
|What could I say?? So the day that started out in misery ended up being one
|of the finest in recent memory. Maybe tomorrow we can do a feeder!!
Great story. Enjoy him.