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Dovetails and more..

The heaters were turned on early in anticipation of completing the dovetails for the hanging tool cabinet. Outside the snow fell in large flakes, blanketing the ground and creating that muffled silence that only comes with snow. Within an hour I completed the first set of dovetails.


Laying out the last set, I looked up to see my 17 year old son watching, in his hand a piece of paper and a smile. Taking off my headphones I watched him wander over to the scrap bin and begin choosing pieces for a project. The scrap bin is open season for any projects that may come up.

Setting aside the dovetails, I collected the tools he asked for, helped him with the stuck clamp and enjoyed the afternoon.  He now has a stand for his computer monitor designed and built by himself and my dovetails can wait happily for another day.


Categories: Hanging Tool Cabinet
  1. leonardjnovak
    February 14, 2016 at 7:35 pm

    When you have an opportunity to spend the day with one of you children, you have to capitalize on the situation. Maybe you have infected him with the bug…..

    • February 14, 2016 at 7:41 pm

      You never know…

  2. February 14, 2016 at 8:34 pm

    That’s great, I know I’ve had some influence on my kids as well and I see it in what they now do as adults. Dislike that trite saying of “passing it forward” but in this case I think we did well!

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