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Thursday, May 22, 2008

Young Cabinetmaker in Training

Our 13-year-old, Neil, is very good with his hands, just like my husband, Ed. He's been helping Ed out in the wood shop a lot lately. Cabinetmaking skills just might provide a good part-time job for him once he's old enough to legally be an employee.

Sweeping upNeil sweeps up after
using an electric planer


Cleaning rail tongues and gluing upNeil cleans rail tongues
for cabinet doors that
Ed then glues up

And yes, that old household tool, the iron, is used in wood shops, on the steam setting, to press glue-on edge banding (precut strips of veneer) onto the cut ends of plywood that is being used to make cabinetry or furniture.



2 comments:

Karoli said...

Encourage that, because skills like cabinetry are becoming a lost art to Home Depot and Lowe's prefab. Your son could find himself in high demand one of these days. :)

He looks happy doing it, too...even better!

Thanks for your nice comments over on my blog. It feels good to see kids like yours and mine growing up and doing good, productive, happy things.

Stephanie said...

Very cool! Dad (and you) must be quite proud. :)

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