So easy a 6 yo can do it

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Jonkou

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Inspired by a comment in a recent post... Was making tops with my grand daughter a few years ago when she asked if she could try. I can’t say no to her so we did a lesson on safety basics then proceeded to turning. I loosely hold the tool for stability and proper angle while she pushes and pulls to make the cuts. Was very impressed at how well it went and how she really got into it. We’ve since turned many tops together and now at 8 yo she’s learning how to use traditional tools. She’s a natural and it‘s our special thing we enjoy together.

Writing this to encourage everyone to share your passion with someone special. The best experience you’ll ever have at the lathe awaits you. It doesn’t matter what you make, its the journey you will cherish. Stay safe in your shop in these crazy covid times.


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howsitwork

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I often say about my model engineering club we have lots and lots of children, their ages vary between 18month. and 93 , but all children at heart who have never grown up and learned you can do things.....

Same applies to turning. Stay safe, have fun and we all learn
 

TDahl

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That a great reminder to include our youth in learning fine craftsmanship, and to cherish the time we spend with them.

Thank you for sharing.
 
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